COVID-19 - Guidance for Parents and Carers

Welcoming students back: September 2020

During Term 6, Westminster Academy was delighted to begin the phased return of students to the building, with Year 10 and Year 12 students invited onsite for specialist academic and wellbeing support sessions in small groups. We also held successful Year 6 induction sessions and celebration events for Year 11 and Year 13.

We are now looking forward to welcoming all students back in September. Ahead of their return, comprehensive preparations have been made to ensure we can provide the safest possible environment for students. Please read the following documents to see what we have planned and how parents, carers and students can support us:

1. Key information - returning to the Academy building

2. Health and safety - ready to welcome you back

3. Welcoming students back - how parents and carers can support

Back to school - phased return

Students should return to Westminster Academy as outlined below:

Return date Time Year Group
Friday 4th September 8.30am Year 7
11.00am Year 12
Monday 7th September 8.30am Year 11
11.00am Year 13
1.00pm Year 8
Tuesday 8th September 8.30am Year 9
1.00pm Year 10

Following these phased return times, students will be back in school as normal each day, for an 8.30am start.

Timings of the day

As usual, the WA gates will be opening at 7.55am and closing at 8.28am and students must arrive at their tutor room by 8.30am.

Please see below for the staggered finish times we will be operating until further notice:

Year Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Year 7 3.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm
Year 8 3.00pm 3.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm 3.00pm
Year 9 3.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm
Year 10 3.00pm 3.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm 3.20pm
Year 11 4.20pm 4.20pm 4.20pm 4.20pm 3.20pm
Year 12 4.20pm 4.20pm 3.20pm 3.20pm 3.00pm
Year 13 4.20pm 3.20pm 4.20pm 3.00pm 3.20pm



In order to keep our community as safe as possible, we will not be hosting visitors at present. Parent/carer events will be taking place over Zoom. Prospective families are warmly invited to attend a virtual tour: please see more details about our Open Days here.

Meet the VPs

To ensure we can meet the needs of the WA community and answer your queries, we will be providing fortnightly opportunities in Term 1 for you to attend a Zoom meeting with the Vice Principals. A letter will be sent to parents and carers outlining how to book slots.

Key contacts

Name Role Email address
Ms Allotey Corporate Services Executive
Ms Baramidze Vice Principal, Inclusion and Behaviour; Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Carrier Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning
Mr Butler Vice Principal, Data, Assessment and Year 12 and 13
Ms Tsoi Assistant Vice Principal, Behaviour and Year 11
Ms Palmer Assistant Vice Principal, Curriculum, Timetable and Year 10
Ms Boam Assistant Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning Year 9
Mr Wilson Assistant Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning, Year 8
Mr Mulvihill Assistant Vice Principal, Inclusion and Year 7


Hospital access

Please be aware that the closest hospital to Westminster Academy is:

St Mary's Hospital

Praed Street

London W2 1NY