Westminster accepts pupils from all over the world, welcoming the diversity of cultures, experiences and educational backgrounds that they bring.
The application process for an overseas candidate is the same as for a UK-based pupil; however, although they may sit their entrance exam in their own country they must come to Westminster School for interview on the prescribed day if invited to do so. The school is best suited to overseas pupils over the age of 16 who have a relative or guardian in the UK with whom they can stay at weekends. Pupils under the age of 16 must have parents resident in the UK.
In order to cope with both the social and academic demands of being at Westminster, pupils should be fluent English speakers. Preferably, pupils will have been educated in English for at least three years before they come to the school. It should be noted that despite the school’s firm roots in the Christian tradition, religious belief does not form part of our selection criteria. However, candidates should be aware that Westminster has compulsory Saturday morning school.