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


  • 01/15/21 Such a stimulating talk from for WA and students on why matters, in particular why the quality of our ability to cooperate with others during will lead to a 'vicious circle or a virtuous circle'. Thank you! Read more
  • 01/15/21 Our HERO of the Week Adnan (Yr 8) "always has a smile on his face. He is consistently polite, hardworking and resilient. He has been on time to every lesson during WA Online and unmutes himself to answer questions because he knows it makes his teachers happy”. Well done Adnan!
  • 01/14/21 Services that can help you get through lockdown if you need support. Read more
  • 01/14/21 The LITMUS School Writing Project is BACK for 2021 with the theme 'The Green Light'. This creative writing initiative is open to students in Years 9-11 in the UK and welcomes all forms of writing. Become part of a writing collective: Read more Read more
  • 01/13/21 I’m very grateful to the parents who were able to join our Zoom and learn a little about me and my educational experience and values. It’s never the same as being together in person but it was still lovely to “meet” you and I look forward to seeing you in person eventually! Read more
  • 01/13/21 We're looking forward to seeing parents and carers at our 'Meet the New Principal' event with Dr Paul Wood on Zoom shortly!
  • 01/12/21 Such a valuable experience for this student who has been inspired to study - thank you very much ! Read more Read more
  • 01/8/21 Thank you so much to from for today's wonderful talk! Elizabeth's explanation of what role jurists played in Roman law (with examples of wine and grapes!) and sharing her experience of being a lawyer at Oxford was fascinating to hear.