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  • Westminster School
    17 Dean's Yard
    London
    SW1P 3PB
  • Head: Dr Gary Savage
  • T 020 7963 1003
  • F 020 7963 1002
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.westminster.org.uk/
  • 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: 761: 138 girls/623 boys; sixth formers: 402
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day: £28,809 pa; Boarding: £41,607 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 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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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head Master

Since September 2020, Dr Gary Savage, formerly headmaster of Alleyn's School. Previously head of history and master-in-college at Eton and before that under master at Westminster. Grew up in Suffolk and read history at Cambridge, taking a double first before doing a PhD on the political culture and foreign policy of later 18th-century France. Married to Natalie and enjoys history, the arts, studying German, walking his two Jack Russell terriers and following the fortunes of Ipswich Town FC.

Academic matters

With these very bright pupils, ‘you can teach for the love of the subject and focus on the exam when need be,’ says head. ‘It’s a breath of fresh air,’ said a parent. ‘Intellectual risk taking is encouraged. They’re never not challenged.’ Many of the teachers are experts in their fields, encouraged to follow their...

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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
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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