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

  • 01/27/22 It was a privilege to host and hear her incredible journey creating the archive of refugee voices. These personal testimonies are such a poignant way for students to learn and understand why we commemorate . Thank you so much. Read more
  • 01/26/22 ⁩ Girls are Getting ready for round 1 LYG U14G ⁦Read more
  • 01/26/22 Ten of our students have taken up the opportunity to find out more about and wider skills as part of a fantastic series of sessions with the Construction Youth Trust. Thank you Jessica and ! Read more
  • 01/24/22 What an exciting way to find out about the various careers in agriculture! And a great opportunity to get out of the city and learn more about protecting and maintaining our natural environment. Thank you , we can't wait! Read more
  • 01/24/22 This week we had a sad news. Our great coach Thomas was leaving to new programme at Lillian Baylis. Thank you coach JT you will be forever in our hearts. Read more
  • 01/21/22 This week’s WA HEROes Aya, Sabrin, Amr, Yousef, Abdullah, & Faris (Y12) "were caring, calm, and the first to help when they saw a Deliveroo driver fall off his bike outside school. They ran over to help, to check he was ok, and to pick up his bike…"