Life at Westminster Academy

Year 9Everyone gets scared when they start secondary school, but I perfectly remember my first day: staff and students made us feel very welcome and comfortable by being incredibly friendly.


I got used to the school quickly thanks to everyone at Westminster Academy and I’m sure you will too.


There are differences between primary and secondary school. When you look around you everyone and everything is big, which makes you feel grown up. At primary school you rely on other people but at secondary school you do most things by yourself.

My favourite lessons are maths, science, dance, Spanish and English. At Westminster Academy we have many opportunities so if you ever want to do something, tell your teacher and they will try to find a way to support you to do that. Year 7s get to experience many things, such as reward trips like ice skating and the cinema plus Outward Bounds and the Kingswood residential. We get the chance to do things which you can’t do every day; it’s lots of fun!

Westminster Academy student, Year 9

  • 12/15/17 We have loved having students bring their talents to the science department! Have a wonderful Christmas break. Read more
  • 12/14/17 The Year 7 and 8 Snow Ball has kicked off - the countdown to Christmas is on!
  • 12/13/17 What a pleasure to welcome back our 2017 graduates yesterday to present their certificates and hear about their first term at university and beyond! Read more
  • 12/12/17 Free Christmas Carol Concert at Porchester hall! On Tuesday 19th December from 5pm - 7pm invite your friends and family to celebrate with us! Refreshments will also be provided🎅🎉🎊🎁🎄 Read more
  • 12/11/17 Great to see iDEA featured on the BBC - special report by on the importance of developing + staying safe online with iDEA. Watch from 3’40 on the and see pupils from & an intw with iDEA Founder Read more
  • 12/8/17 Lovely to see students from developing on Read more & showing from all about it! Tune in over the weekend to find out more - on Read more
  • 12/8/17 Year 7 are excited to work with Bain volunteers today for our enterprise event. Welcome back to WA !
  • 12/5/17 Last chance to double your donation for the St Mary Mags Project as part of the with Please support this amazing community project with whatever you can here: Read more Thank you! Read more