Westminster Under School A GSG School
- Westminster Under School
27 Vincent Square
- Head: Mr Mark O'Donnell
- T 020 7821 5788
- F 020 7821 0458
- E anne-marie.mccart…westminster.org.uk
- W www.westminsterunder.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 7 to 13
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Westminster
- Pupils: 286
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £17,718 pa
- Open days: Autumn term
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Westminster School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Academically top of the tree. Well-qualified staff (a number with PhDs) provides teaching that is mostly strong, lively and challenging. ‘We’re looking for boys who will think and problem solve. We want them to work things out, not be spoon-fed.’ Boys are extremely articulate (one...
What the school says...
A happy school with high academic standards and providing an all - round education in which the individual is nurtured and valued. Strong music and sporting provision. Excellent art.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2016, Mark O'Donnell, previously the head of St Martin's Ampleforth and also head of Alleyn's Junior School in south London. Educated at Stonyhurst and St Ignatius College, New South Wales, he has a masters in education from Harvard and a postgraduate diploma in education from Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Arts, a Duke of Edinburgh assessor and an alpine ski leader. He is married with three sons.
Academically selective (very) at 7, 8 and 11. Some successful applicants are merely ‘well above the national average’, about a third ‘far above’. All candidates need to read fluently well beyond their chronological age and approach the unexpected logically and imaginatively. No obvious feeders, though all the usual central London pre-preps represented. At 11+, a reasonable chunk from state primaries, most...
Special Education Needs
We have no special Needs Unit. We do have a part-time Study Skills Co-ordinator who offers support to boys experiencing difficulties with handwriting, learning, organisation etc. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|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|
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