Welcome to WA!

At Westminster Academy we achieve our Mission - “Education is Success” - in many different ways. Positive relationships between teachers, support staff members, school leaders, parents and carers are vital for student success, and allow us to provide a supportive, inclusive environment in which students develop as confident young adults. We provide a wide range of academic opportunities for our students, along with guidance and support to help them be successful. 

Our WA ethos is underpinned by the IB Learner Profile. We are one of the very few non fee-paying schools in London to offer the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma and Career-related Programmes. The internationally recognized IB qualifications reflect the IB's own Mission to develop ‘caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding’. The IB Mission goes hand in hand with our own HERO values as an Academy.

Ultimately, our success is reflected in what our students take with them when they leave WA, not only in terms of academic outcomes and post-18 choices, but also the impact Westminster Academy students can make on the world by personifying our WA values and ethos.  You can see more of our school in the videos on the left of this page and I hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

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Westminster Academy: Opportunity

Westminster Academy: Vision

  • 06/11/24 Ahead of the UK general election our school is preparing for the WA Big Vote! Why should young people vote? Our students would love to hear from you  - what are your views? — Westminster Academy () June 11, 2024
  • 06/10/24 Year 12 IB students are currently setting up for their Theory of Knowledge (#TOK ) and Service Learning (#IBCP) exhibitions! We are excited to hear them discuss their projects and hear their reflections on their hard work in these areas this year.— Westminster Academy () June 10, 2024
  • 06/6/24 This year we've been delighted to see 85 students sign up for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award! Here are some of our Year 12s enjoying the view on their recent expedition. They will take away valuable skills and wonderful memories pic.twitter.com/It8qvBpUmT— Westminster Academy () June 6, 2024
  • 05/20/24 Thank you so much for a fantastic talk. Students found it extremely engaging, & afterwards one Y12 said the talk has made her consider studying History at uni! So grateful to have top academics support us in exposing students to these exciting pathways. Read more pic.twitter.com/ApnCBEqN30— Westminster Academy () May 20, 2024
  • 05/16/24 Wonderful to see staff share ideas and fascinating research at our annual Professional Learning Community showcase this week. This is our celebration of a year-long inquiry into different areas of professional interest aligned with our WA Way. pic.twitter.com/7MyXuM7YMe— Westminster Academy () May 16, 2024
  • 05/14/24 It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 🎉If you’re needing a little support, here’s who to call ☎️ pic.twitter.com/jXW5d8jbcp— Mind () May 13, 2024
  • 05/13/24 Last week our Hero of the Week (pictured) was recognised for the traits of being a Thinker, Communicator & Caring. Every day in Personal Development she creates a board of revision notes, helping her own revision and that of her Y11 classmates. Well done! pic.twitter.com/KSnhMX2tO1— Westminster Academy () May 13, 2024
  • 05/13/24 Great to see alumni engaging with project & embracing associated enrichment opportunities.⬇️Thankyou & Bernie Graham for visiting & making the day so special. Read more— Holocaust Education () May 10, 2024
  • 05/10/24 A huge thank you to Bernie Graham and for joining Year 9 students for their Holocaust workshop this week. The students really enjoyed their thoughtful conversations with you and learning more about individuals affected by the Holocaust pic.twitter.com/flGHa83ISX— Westminster Academy () May 10, 2024
  • 05/7/24 It is lovely when we see familiar faces return to WA and when we hear what our alumni go on to do after they leave us! Thank you to the former students who took the time to come in and chat to Year 12s for a careers carousel event and thank you Read more— Westminster Academy () May 7, 2024
  • 05/2/24 Basketball coaching and mentoring with our coaches is such an exciting and rewarding programme for our students. We are proud to see them develop and achieve success through opportunities like these, and above all, they have so much fun! Read more— Westminster Academy () May 2, 2024
  • 04/25/24 Our Principal & Vice Principal are currently at the ECIS conference enjoying lots of interesting discussion! Kevin Bartlett's Portrait of a Learner particularly resonates with what we seek to achieve with our own IB-informed 'WA Way' pic.twitter.com/pJNpFDFJts— Westminster Academy () April 25, 2024