Westminster School A GSG School
- Westminster School
17 Dean's Yard
- Head: Mr Patrick Derham
- T 020 7963 1003
- F 020 7963 1002
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.westminster.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 12 to 19
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Westminster
- Pupils: 742
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day: £25,258 - £27,600 pa; Boarding: £36,462 pa
- Open days: June and September for sixth form; February and March for 13+
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Westminster Under School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘It is so much more liberal than at my previous school,’ said a sixth form student. ‘It’s not constrained by the syllabus – it’s learning for the sake of learning. It really allows you to get a proper understanding outside the exam baselines.’ Pupils tend to internalise that love of learning. ‘They read and they question and they challenge,’ says the head. ‘In my first lesson one asked me, “Where is the evidence?” I’d never been asked that before.’
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Boys taking Electronics at an English Independent School (GCSE)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2014, Patrick Derham MA (50s), previously head of Rugby School. At 12, he was sent to live and study on the naval training ship Arethusa, run by the children’s charity Shaftesbury Homes to prepare young men for the navy. Two years later the ship was abruptly sold due to financial difficulties and, with a day’s notice and little idea what a public school was, he arrived at Pangbourne College on a bursary. He eventually became head of school and read history at Cambridge (first class degree), and feels ‘my life was transformed by education.’
Taught at Cheam School and then Radley, where he was head of history and a housemaster for ‘12 very happy years’ before being advised by the warden there to go straight for a headship....
Special Education Needs
Please enter a general description of your SEN provision here
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|Future Foundations||McKinsey Leadership Academy: practical work skills, networking, leadership etc etc|
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