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Welcome to WA Sixth Form!

"Thank you for giving the International Baccalaureate Board of Governors the opportunity to hear the history, ethos and commitment of Westminster Academy. It is such a powerful story of community building and providing access to quality education. The students were the best ambassadors for the school, and being evidence of the results the school is able to reach. We were truly impressed!" (Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the IB, after visiting WA in November 2022)

PW 2021 10 22 IMG 3322Ours is a wonderfully diverse community at WA and to achieve our mission - “Education is Success” - we offer an education that provides not only the excellent academic outcomes that give students choices, but a broad and balanced education that nurtures curiosity, focuses on critical thinking and intercultural understanding so that students embody the IB Learner Profile and are equipped to make an impact upon the world. 

The WA Sixth Form is a supportive community which carefully guides young people through these two important years to help them feel prepared for university, apprenticeships, careers and the personal challenges that come as a young adult. We offer students numerous extra-curricular opportunities to gain real life experiences, to develop socially and emotionally, and to have fun. We are proud of our IB students' consistently excellent academic achievements and we are even more proud of the principled, caring young people they become.

Dr Paul Wood, Principal

International Baccalaureate programmes

The IB at WA (presentation to parents and carers by Paul Wood April 2023)

IB learner profile logo enThe International Baccalaureate is unique to other qualifications because it has a mission: ‘to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’ The IB works actively towards this by developing programmes that provide the knowledge, concepts, skills, and actions needed to achieve this mission.

IB programmes aim to develop specific attributes that empower learners to promote intercultural understanding and respect; these attributes form the IB Learner Profile and are embedded in our ethos at Westminster Academy.

For more information on courses, please visit:

The IB Diploma Programme

The IB Career Programme

Download our SIxth Form Prospectus

For details of our Open Evening and applying to the Sixth Form at Westminster Academy, please visit:

Sixth Form Admissions

Read the 'Sixthletter'

‘The Sixthletter’ was launched in December 2019 as an internal Sixth Form project: a regular newsletter with articles, features and artwork created and compiled by students only. Take a look at some examples of their work below.

2022-23 Term 2 edition

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Westminster Academy: Student Voices

Westminster Academy: Opportunity

  • 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