Find out more about Westminster School, both in and outside the classroom, during the day and in the boarding houses.
Head Master's Welcome
The School’s unique setting, which it has occupied for centuries between the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, with the use of the Abbey as the School Chapel, embraces all in a very special atmosphere.
The Story of Westminster
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.
Life as a Queen's Scholar
There are a total of 48 Queen’s Scholars, with 12 chosen every year: eight boys at age 13 and four girls at age 16. The Scholars are chosen based on their performance in the entrance exams and interviews and the scholarship lasts for the duration of their time at the school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sixth Form
The co-educational Sixth Form at Westminster offers an exciting, stimulating and challenging environment for learning.