Welcome to WA!

At Westminster Academy we achieve our Mission - “Education is Success” - in many different ways. Positive relationships between teachers, support staff members, school leaders, parents and carers are vital for student success, and allow us to provide a supportive, inclusive environment in which students develop as confident young adults. We provide a wide range of academic opportunities for our students, along with guidance and support to help them be successful. 

Our WA ethos is underpinned by the IB Learner Profile. We are one of the very few non fee-paying schools in London to offer the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma and Career-related Programmes. The internationally recognized IB qualifications reflect the IB's own Mission to develop ‘caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding’. The IB Mission goes hand in hand with our own HERO values as an Academy.

Ultimately, our success is reflected in what our students take with them when they leave WA, not only in terms of academic outcomes and post-18 choices, but also the impact Westminster Academy students can make on the world by personifying our WA values and ethos.  You can see more of our school in the videos on the left of this page and I hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

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Westminster Academy: Opportunity

Westminster Academy: Vision

  • 03/4/24 Dr Owen Coggins from recently delivered a lecture for our students on the jew's harp, its prevalence in both folk tradition and in heavy metal music, and the political and global undertones of its usage. What a fascinating topic - thank you ! pic.twitter.com/34PlBFOAG6— Westminster Academy () March 4, 2024
  • 03/4/24 A really hard fought win from our U14 Co-ed team in competition. Amazing effort and intensity throughout the game against Harris Academy St John’s Wood. It was a close one but the final score was 34-32 W. pic.twitter.com/1VJoOUs3z0— Westminster Academy Basketball () March 1, 2024
  • 02/29/24 Congratulations to our U14 girls team! 🏀👏 Read more— Westminster Academy () February 29, 2024
  • 02/28/24 Fascinating, thought-provoking discussions today as Principal Paul Wood facilitates a session at the conference on approaches used by schools in response to the expansion and integration of AI in education pic.twitter.com/79cqGN50Zg— Westminster Academy () February 28, 2024
  • 02/27/24 Massive thank you to for organising a fantastic Girls only event over half term. It really allowed our girls to enjoy different aspects of team work and development as an individual.#girlsonly pic.twitter.com/ye2vr0q7SN— Westminster Academy Basketball () February 26, 2024
  • 02/27/24 Congratulations to our Year 7 basketball team! Read more— Westminster Academy () February 27, 2024
  • 02/26/24 Massive thank you to for organising a fantastic Girls only event over half term. It really allowed our girls to enjoy different aspects of team work and development as an individual.#girlsonly pic.twitter.com/ye2vr0q7SN— Westminster Academy Basketball () February 26, 2024
  • 02/26/24 As part of our Y7 programme, we hosted for a workshop on construction careers. It was a great opportunity for students to gain insight into the industry, challenge the associated stereotypes & explore career avenues. Thank you for such an interesting talk! pic.twitter.com/z4z4zfhxOX— Westminster Academy () February 26, 2024
  • 02/22/24 Our young musicians had such a great experience at the Tri-borough Music Hub's Battle of the Bands! We particularly love to see how brings like-minded students from different year groups together. Read more ➡️Read more pic.twitter.com/DbXYT8wtAF— Westminster Academy () February 22, 2024
  • 02/20/24 We had some fantastic talks last term. Imperial College London's Dr Parry Hashemi spoke to us about the role serotonin plays in . Students were intrigued to hear all about her fascinating research. Thank you ! pic.twitter.com/afXGY5W9f2— Westminster Academy () February 20, 2024
  • 02/15/24 One of this term's highlights was some extremely popular creative writing workshops with author . Our Y9 students came away feeling hugely inspired (and there was a large queue for DD's autograph!). Thank you for encouraging a passion for & ! pic.twitter.com/T7O8tfVif9— Westminster Academy () February 15, 2024
  • 02/8/24 What a fantastic opportunity for Y12 students to hear all about from professionals who have direct experience. Thank you to the volunteers and to - it is so valuable to showcase all the exciting pathways that are open to young people Read more— Westminster Academy () February 8, 2024