Westminster Academy is an inner-city London secondary school and sixth form located in North Westminster, a short walk along Regent’s Canal from Paddington, 5 minutes from the nearest underground station, and with all the vibrancy and culture of central London on its doorstep.

Whilst the Westbourne ward is one of the most deprived constituencies in the country, its vicinity means that Westminster Academy is able to provide access to world class academic, cultural and sporting opportunities for its students. Educational visits regularly take students to the BBC, Lord’s Cricket Ground, the HSBC headquarters, the Tate, Sir Robert Winston’s Reach Out Lab at Imperial College, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Equally, the Academy’s location and facilities attract high profile visitors to the school - from Great British royalty to Hollywood royalty!

Our sociable staff body enjoy making the most of London’s attractions, with the Academy just short bus/tubes journeys from Oxford Circus, Notting Hill, the West End, Camden and all the unique arts venues, museums, restaurants, shops, bars and nightlife the capital has to offer.


The Academy is close to the A40, A5, M1 and Paddington Central station, providing convenient access to locations outside of London. A 20 minute journey to King’s Cross St Pancras puts travel to destinations in mainland Europe within easy reach.


Staff benefit from use of an underground car park


Royal Oak (5 minute walk) - Hammersmith and City and Circle Line

Warwick Avenue (11 minute walk) - Bakerloo Line

Bayswater (15 minute walk) - District and Circle Line

Bus (bus stop directly outside the Academy)

Route 18 (Euston to Sudbury/Harrow Road)

Route 36 (Queen’s Park to New Cross)


Paddington station (17 minute walk), serving stations in West London, Heathrow airport, South East England and South Wales, with Crossrail services due to start in 2018.

Westminster Academy: Vision

  • 10/22/21 It's been a busy Term 1 at WA so we wish our students and staff a very happy and restful half term break! Read more
  • 10/22/21 An exemplary WA HERO to end Term 1: Devontay (Y7) “for embodying the IB Learner Profile attribute: Caring. Devontay shows exceptional emotional intelligence, empathy and respect towards the needs and feeling of others. He is a kind, supportive friend.” Well done Devontay! 👏👏👏
  • 10/20/21 Brilliant conversations around and relationships with today, thanks to the amazing team of sixth form teachers! Read more
  • 10/20/21 Year 7s are excited to be party of a Westminster borough football tournament today! Best of luck to Team WA! Read more
  • 10/20/21 It's our first Curriculum Drop Down Day today and the theme is promoting healthy, happy relationships. We are looking forward to a positive, inclusive day spending valuable time to discuss issues around this.
  • 10/19/21 Today two of Westminster Academy's Vice Principals shared their model of teacher-led professional collaboration (#IB Hub Days) at the Global Conference. Thank you to all the brilliant, engaged participants who joined for the session! Read more