Location

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.

Access

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.

Parking

Staff benefit from use of an underground car park

Tube

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)

Rail

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

  • 07/23/21 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