16+ Entry


Applications to enter the Sixth Form are welcome from both girls and boys, looking for day and boarding places. Westminster is a school for pupils under the age of 19 and therefore those applying for Sixth Form must be 16 years old on entry to Westminster and have their 17th birthday whilst in year 12.

Registration opens each June one year before the date of entry and closes in early October.

Registration for 2017 entry is open; please visit Sixth Form Online Registration for further details. 

Sixth Form Courses

Details of the courses available at Westminster in the Sixth Form are available here to be downloaded.

Open Days

Each year there are two Open Days for 16+ entry. The final one this year will take place on Monday 12 September 2016 and are specifically for those parents/guardians and pupils who are interested in entering the Sixth Form in 2017. Open Days are the best way to learn about Sixth Form entry to Westminster and include an address by the Head Master, a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet with subject specialists.

To find out more about these Open Days and to book a place please click here.

Entrance Examinations and Interviews

Admission is by competitive examination and interview in November the year before entry. Candidates select the four subjects in which they are to be examined based on their likely A-Level/Pre-U choices. Overseas candidates may sit their examinations in their country of residence but if selected for interview must come to Westminster School on the designated day.

The entrance examinations for 16+ entry in 2017 will be held on Saturday 5 November 2016.

Interviews will be held on Saturday 26 November 2016.

Offers of places are made in early December.

School fees

Please refer to the latest list of fees.
There are three terms per academic year.

16+ Scholarships

Queen's Scholars: From September 2017, four girls will be elected annually to Westminster School as Scholars at 16+. The girls will be known as Queen’s Scholars just as the boys are and will have the post nominal ‘QS’. To find about more about becoming a Queen's Scholar as a girl at 16+ click here.

Music Awards: Four scholarships worth 10% of the day fee and free tuition on up to two instruments, may be awarded annually at 16+. Auditions will be held on Friday 25 November 2016 for those candidates who are invited to interview and TSA testing. A good Grade 8 standard on the candidate’s first instrument is usually expected. The Director of Music is very happy to discuss this process with prospective candidates. The Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey also kindly support a Henry Purcell Organ Scholarship at Westminster School worth 10% of the current day fee. For further information, please contact the Music Administrator on 020 7963 1017 or email musicoffice@ westminster.org.uk


Means-tested bursaries of up to 100% of the fees are available. They are awarded on the basis of financial need.

For more detailed information about Studies at 16+ please visit Sixth Form Online Registration.