Welcome to Westminster Academy

Welcome to Westminster Academy. Sponsored by the Dangoor family, Westminster Academy is proud to be an Outstanding, non-selective, 11-18 academy and IB World School situated in central London. 

At Westminster Academy we are committed to providing each student with the best possible academic and extra-curricular opportunities in a supportive, inclusive community. True to our mission, “Education is Success”, we strive to give students the tools they will need to fulfil their highest aspirations, to unlock the future pathways of their own choosing, and to value and make a positive impact on the world around them. 

At the heart of our approach is the provision of a supportive, safe, kind environment to allow students to develop as confident young adults. Student welfare is the priority of all Westminster Academy staff, with personal tutors and our pastoral team ever present to ensure students are supported emotionally as well as academically. With an ethos grounded in the IB Learner Profile, the Academy aims to develop students who can collaborate and embrace challenges as Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators and Risk-takers; students with a growth mindset and an international perspective, who are Knowledgeable, Principled, Caring, Open-minded, Balanced, Reflective. 

The Academy has a strong record of academic success, with a passionate and highly knowledgeable staff body who devise engaging lessons to inspire a love of learning and prepare students for academic success and the world beyond. Classroom teaching and learning and rigorous assessment is enhanced by access to a wide range of learning platforms which benefit from AI technology to truly personalise independent learning for students. Our teachers have high expectations and provide interventions and extension activities to ensure each student is meeting their potential and challenged in the process. The breadth of our curriculum allows excellence in core subjects to be complemented by opportunities to develop creativity and expression in the arts, entrepreneurship and ICT mastery in Digital Enterprise, and our core PE classes for each year group ensure students are healthy in mind and body.

Westminster Academy students value the world class opportunities which enrich learning experiences beyond the classroom: an exciting extra-curricular Period 6 programme, over 400 educational visits and internal events taking place each year, residential outdoors education opportunities for each year group and an outstanding careers programme. These opportunities are made possible through a number of established partnerships with business, community and academic organisations, enabling students to discover talents, learn from individuals at the top of their professions, gain an insight into the working world, hone vocational skills, utilise knowledge in a real life context, develop resilience and soft skills, and gain an appreciation of the world around them. Students are empowered through leadership initiatives and contribute to the improvement of the Academy through the Academy Council programme. 

Westminster Academy is the only non fee-paying school in London to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme. These demanding, world-renowned qualifications aim to combine academic excellence with a mission to ‘develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect’. This goes hand in hand with our values as an Academy: Westminster Academy students have a strong sense of social responsibility; they appreciate the privilege of education, research social issues to understand the wider world, energetically fundraise and take an active role in the community with the objective of making the planet more equal, fair and sustainable.

At Westminster Academy we celebrate success and are proud of the achievements of each and every one of our students and alumni. We hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

Dr Paul Wood

Principal

  • 07/23/21 We have reached the end of the academic year at WA! Well done to the students (and staff!) for successfully getting through another challenging year, and thanks to all who have supported us. Whatever your holidays bring you, we wish you a lovely summer! by Natasa, Y9 ☀️ Read more
  • 07/23/21 It's great to see young people taking up opportunities that promote the true value of sport! Read more
  • 07/23/21 Final HERO this year Yasin (Y7) "has made amazing progress since our return to school after the lockdown. He is extremely engaged in lessons, very focused, supportive of his peers, and helps maintain a positive environment in the classroom”. Well done Yasin - enjoy the holiday!
  • 07/23/21 On Wednesday we had an amazing opportunity for our year 7’s to be coached by a professional running coach who works for Adidas you may recognise him from this viral video 6 Years ago where he raced the tube! Read more Read more
  • 07/22/21 Unfortunately for these Y9s in Franklin House, it was Keats House who brought home the shield today! But the real victory was in being able to enjoy being outside and having fun together. Congratulations to our competitors and thanks to our brilliant team! Read more
  • 07/22/21 On the eve of the Olympics, what better day to kick off our Academy Games! Students are competing for the Sir Naim Dangoor Shield, and will be awarded for effort, leadership and performances in a number of sports, from tennis to rowing to beach volleyball! Let the games begin! 🏆
  • 07/21/21 I’m a cat lover, so I may be biased, but I absolutely love this artwork by one of our students. Read more
  • 07/21/21 Year 7 Practice King of the Court 1on1 🏀 Read more