For Parents & Carers

Communicating with WA

Parents and carers play a crucial role in the progress and achievements of Westminster Academy students.

  • The first point of contact for all parents and carers is their child's personal tutor.
  • The Academy holds Parents' Evenings, Tutor Evenings and provides reports to ensure parents and carers are kept up to date and can involve themselves in their child's learning.
  • The weekly newsletter includes notifications and events.
  • The Principal holds informal coffee mornings or after school chats with parents and carers.
  • Close cooperation between school and home is vital to the success of our students. To this end, we invite parents and carers to read our Parent, Carer and Visitor Code of Conduct to help us promote positive, constructive communication at all times.

Information for new students

This guide helps students be ready for the school year:

Information for Students


This guide explains uniform and equipment requirements (more can be found in our uniform policy on our Key Information pages here):

Uniform and Equipment Guide

WA's uniform provider is Ace Clothing. For more details, and to order online, please visit their web page:

Ace Clothing

Second-hand uniform

WA has a small inventory of second-hand uniform items available. Please contact us if you have specific requests and we will check our inventory.

Contributions to the inventory (items of WA uniform in good condition) are welcomed at the end of each term and can be dropped off at the Academy reception.

Hot lunches

Our in-house catering team freshly prepare a variety of meals for our students every day. The weekly menus are available to download below.

Sky Dining Weekly Lunch Menus

Absence requests

If parents/carers need to request that their child is absent from school, they are asked to email our Attendance Team at with the following information:

  • Child's full name
  • Year group
  • Proof of appointment (medical)
  • Time and date of when the student is being collected
  • Name and relationship to the child of the person who is collecting the child

Exam re-mark fees

For information about the fees charged for requesting re-marks of GCSE exams in August 2024, please view this document.

Children staying over and in your care

We ask parents and carers to note this guidance (2019) from the Metropolitan Police about the safeguarding of children who stay overnight or for prolonged periods at your address.

Other WA policies and useful links

Please visit our Key Information pages for Academy policies regarding admissions, safeguarding, behaviour and welfare, SEN and disabilities, equalities and additional interventions, teaching and learning, the Governing Body and financial information, plus useful links to our exam boards:

Key Information

Westminster Academy: Excellence

Westminster Academy: Pride

Westminster Academy: Opportunity