Our Community

Westminster Academy is a business and enterprise specialist school; our aim is to prepare young people for their future pathways, to succeed in a global society and be an active citizen in their community.

Two girls reading smiling angleOur business partnerships focus on providing entrepreneurial experiences for our all students. Links with such organisations as British Land, Marks and Spencer, Crossrail, Bain, The Serpentine Gallery, HSBC and Mosaic provide an array of opportunities for students to work closely with highly successful business people, including mentoring programmes and skills workshops.

Community and higher education links - including Imperial College, the London Centre for Languages and Culture, and Vital Regeneration - provide further opportunities for students to gain unique skills and broaden experiences.

The Academy works closely with Westminster City Council and its schools and colleges. Joint projects with our link primary schools give young members of the community access to our facilities and clubs as well as enabling secondary school taster days, CPD sessions for staff and curriculum support from subject specialists. Westminster Academy works with representatives from housing, social and youth services, the health service, the police and voluntary organisations together in a joined-up strategic approach to improving people’s lives in Westbourne. The Westbourne Forum, which includes student representatives, has been key to the co-ordination of these improvements, through the community plan.

The Academy’s facilities are available to the local community and we have widely consulted with community groups to ensure our building meets their needs and aspirations. More details about our venue hire can be found here.