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  • Westminster School
    17 Dean's Yard
    SW1P 3PB
  • Head: Dr Gary Savage
  • T 020 7963 1003
  • F 020 7963 1002
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Westminster School is an English independent day and boarding school for boys aged from 12 to 19, located next door to Westminster Abbey. It educates around 750 pupils and has origins that date back to before the 12th century.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 774; sixth formers: 401 (138 girls)
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day: £34,299 - £37,485; Boarding: £49,518 pa
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Westminster Under School

What says..

Teaching staff are intellectual heavyweights. One of the challenges of running Westminster, says Dr Savage, is the ‘formidable common room’. They need to be at the top of their game to joust with a Westminster (title for current pupils and alumni). Specialists in their field, lessons are challenging: ‘High octane Qs and As and veering off on tangents, engaging pupils from the get go,’ says Dr Savage. Feedback is thorough. ‘Marvellous level of detail, and frequency of very forensic reports,’ enthused one mother; ‘they can’t get away with coasting’ (we think she meant pupils, not teachers). At the slightest sign of slippage teachers are on the case, starting with…

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head Master

Since 2020, Dr Gary Savage, formerly headmaster of Alleyn’s school. Educated at a Suffolk comprehensive (Ipswich Town FC still has a place in his heart), he was the first person in his family to go to university. After achieving a double first in history at Cambridge he stayed on to study for a PhD on 18th century France and started teaching undergraduates both in Cambridge and Paris. Then straight to Eton for ten years where he was head of history and master-in-college, followed by a short spell as under master here at Westminster.

With his jazzy socks, tortoiseshell specs, sharp suit and wiry frame, Dr Savage is just on the fun side of donnish; ‘nerdy, just like the boys,’ observed one parent. Fascinated by learning and an autodidact (his...

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Special Education Needs

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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers 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
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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