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 allows 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 the only non fee-paying school 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 video below and I hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

Dr Paul Wood, Principal and CEOCouncil 1 smallPrincipal Paul Wood with members of the Academy Student Council


Westminster Academy: Opportunity

Westminster Academy: Vision

  • 12/5/23 Two of our Y12 IB students were commissioned by to produce this artwork to be gifted to in celebration of the completion of 300 Harrow Road. We are so proud of our artists! And congratulations to all involved in this huge project. pic.twitter.com/F98lAX3Fu5— Westminster Academy () December 5, 2023
  • 12/4/23 Congratulations to our U14 Girls team in the win against Grey Coat Hospital Westminster League. Massive thank you to for the new kit! pic.twitter.com/SPUgAWzyzk— Westminster Academy Basketball () December 4, 2023
  • 12/4/23 Last week's Hero of the Week was Leana in Year 9, who has been demonstrating a brilliant academic attitude in English, working very hard towards her goals, having reflected on how she can be successful. Well done Leana! 👏— Westminster Academy () December 4, 2023
  • 11/30/23 Students have been enjoying great festive reward trips! Educational visits have so many benefits to learning, but we also like to see students develop soft skills, make memories, have fun! Well done to these students on excellent attendance & behaviour. pic.twitter.com/hcJlEZUlRU— Westminster Academy () November 30, 2023
  • 11/30/23 1v1 game situation pic.twitter.com/N2BZWV3ZJk— Westminster Academy Basketball () November 29, 2023
  • 11/27/23 WA's Hero of the Week last week was Jael in Year 11 for his excellent effort, focus and commitment to studies. Congratulations Jael 👏 we hope we'll see some of work that in action in our upcoming Christmas Show!— Westminster Academy () November 27, 2023
  • 11/27/23 What's it like to move from international education to leading a state funded academy in the UK? Dr Paul Wood, CEO and principal at explains all in this brilliant account for the latest edition of International School Magazine.👇 Read more pic.twitter.com/SliPooCsmG— International School Magazine () November 24, 2023
  • 11/23/23 The Citizenship team was excited to welcome Mr Svennevig from today to see our work in action, after years of him training teachers at WA. We look forward to continuing to work together & sharing our passion for this important subject Read more— Westminster Academy () November 23, 2023
  • 11/23/23 Delighted to share Dr Paul Wood's article featured by reflecting on his move from international schools to Principal at WA: ‘Moving from private schools to the public sector has been an eye-opener’ Read more— Westminster Academy () November 23, 2023
  • 11/23/23 This week our talk was delivered by Dr Jonathan Parry from LSE . The lecture was titled 'The Hardest Problem in Ethics' and really got the students thinking! Thank you so much for your time and insights, Dr Parry. pic.twitter.com/4sZLyoJOd7— Westminster Academy () November 23, 2023
  • 11/21/23 WA invites IB History teachers to our History Hub Day! This is an opportunity to engage with other HL & SL teachers to share best practice and discuss key issues in teaching . Register here👉Read more pic.twitter.com/qD4I4VKEwy— Westminster Academy () November 21, 2023
  • 11/21/23 WA invites IB History teachers to our History Hub Day! This is an opportunity to engage with other HL & SL teachers to share best practice and discuss key issues in teaching . Register here 👉Read more pic.twitter.com/KCmVkIpAn6— Westminster Academy () November 21, 2023