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

  • 07/6/22 It's a big day at WA - our students are collecting their results! Congratulations to all on such excellent achievements! What a wonderful group of students who will be missed. Read more
  • 07/5/22 It was such a pleasure to host from for our lecture to talk about the far infrared and its role in climate change. It was great to hear about cutting edge research and the potential long-term benefits of the research. Thank you Sanjee! Read more
  • 07/5/22 We're excited to see six of our Year 13s start their internships with this week. Thank you to all those supporting them, we can't wait to hear how they get on! Read more
  • 07/4/22 The Bi-Borough are offering free activities a meals through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme this summer, for students aged 4 to 16. Find out more via the QR code below! Read more
  • 07/4/22 Teachers were impressed with our Year 10 students who did a great job on their first expedition on Thursday & Friday! For some it was their first opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and a real education in life outside London. Read more
  • 07/4/22 Grassroots sport is a massive challenge in an inner city environment so it’s brilliant to see so many children and parents at Academy Sports today for the awards ceremony today. These are the projects we need to nurture. Read more