Watch Westminster

Find out more about Westminster School, both in and outside the classroom, during the day and in the boarding houses.

Watch Westminster

Welcome to Westminster

Westminster is a passionate, purposeful and progressive place to study, our pupils discover a deep love for learning and respect for the tradition of scholarship, as well as an openness to fresh ideas and innovative ways of thinking.

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History of the School

Westminster’s origins can be traced to a charity school established by the Benedictine monks of Westminster Abbey. Its continuous existence is certain from the early fourteenth century.

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The Queen's Scholars

Westminster has two types of scholarship, designed to honour and highlight particular talent in the academic and musical arenas.

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The Co-curriculum

The Westminster ethos encourages pupils not only to make the most of their talents and take intellectual risks, but also to pursue a healthy, rounded lifestyle.

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Drama at Westminster

Aspiring thespians can find inspiration in the knowledge that the likes of Sir Arthur John Gielgud, John Dryden, Stephen Poliakoff and Helena Bonham-Carter are among past pupils to tread the boards at Westminster.

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Sport at Westminster

We are extremely fortunate, in the centre of London, to have a great deal of outdoor space for sport: pupils have a shooting gallery and several fives courts in addition to our playing fields at Vincent Square.

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Lower School Boarding

The boarding houses are all equipped with dedicated study areas and there is filtered internet access in every pupil’s room, to which they are free to connect any device.

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Upper School Boarding

Westminster has a long history as a boarding school and today we have a lively boarding community of approximately 190 boys and girls.

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The Sixth Form

The co-educational Sixth Form at Westminster offers an exciting, stimulating and challenging environment for learning.

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Find out when your child is able to join the School using the personalised age checker and timeline.

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Westminster School gratefully welcomes donations to support fundraising efforts across the School community.

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