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Welcome from the Head Master
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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.
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Little Dean's Yard 1933
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The Story of Westminster School
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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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Life as a Queen's Scholar
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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.
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Life in the Sixth Form
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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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Music at Westminster
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Music at Westminster is an integral part of the school’s life. All genres of music are celebrated, from symphonic works for our orchestras, and chamber music for a whole host of ensembles, to the worlds of pop and rock music and, of course, jazz.
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Drama at Westminster
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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
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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
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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
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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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