Clubs and Opportunities

Westminster Academy offers an extensive variety of extra-curricular activities as part of our extended school day. Our clubs and activities help students to make friends, learn independently, consolidate learning and increase confidence.

Although some of our activities are currently limited due to our COVID-19 risk assessment, if you would like an idea of the enrichment and intervention opportunities we usually offer at Westminster Academy, please view our 2019-2020 CAS programme via the download at the bottom of this page.

Expressive arts and enterprise

MusicOur music, dance and drama groups have the opportunity to perform several times every year. 2017 saw WA's first ever musical production, Bugsy Malone, which was a huge success, followed up by Hairspray in 2018 and We Will Rock You in 2019. We even enjoyed a virtual performance of Annie in 2020! Students also make the most of computing clubs, a popular film club and Young Enterprise.

Sport

Our first-class sporting facilities allow the school to offer sports at lunchtimes and after school. Activities include popular sports such as football and rugby, as well as athletics, gymnastics and 'Nike Training'. Our collaboration with Greenhouse Sports gives students access to specialised coaching and mentoring in basketball.

Academic clubs

Our numerous academic clubs are available to all students, whether they are looking for help with their homework or to challenge themselves. Our departments - English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Languages, Enterprise, PE and Expressive Arts - run clubs for all year groups and there are lots of other activities, like Debate Mate, Scrabble and First Lego League to ensure there is something for everyone.

Leadership and active citizenship

Westminster Academy encourages all students to volunteer during their time at the Academy. Students engage themselves in diverse volunteering opportunities both in school and in the community. Our popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme provides an opportunity for students to develop in this area, as they work towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.The Royal Air Force Combined Cadet Force is an exciting new opportunity at Westminster Academy for students to be trained in military drill and presentation, aerospace engineering, field craft and soldiering. It is an excellent way to give the students a sense of pride, duty, camaraderie, determination and discipline that they will carry with them throughout their time in the cadets and beyond.

Embracing opportunities

Participating in clubs leads to further opportunities, such as local and national competitions, educational visits, events and potentially additional qualifications.  Regular Enrichment Days enable all students to complement their academic and extra-curricular programme with a range of engaging trips and events, such as museum visits, language fairs and general knowledge treasure hunts around London.

Our international business, community and higher education links provide further opportunities for students to gain unique skills and broaden experiences, all of which allows students to develop exciting personal statements and CVs! In the past few years, students have developed food technology skills with Pret, participated in a Steinway masterclass, interviewed the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, improved teamwork on the Year 7 residential, competed in the UKMT maths challenge, heard new perspectives on literature from a SOAS lecturer, fundraised for several charities, studied genetics at Imperial College and received a masterclass from an Olympian!

Read more in our weekly newsletters

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Example CAS timetable 24th Feb 2020 Download
  • 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