Westminster Under School

Overview of Westminster Under School and 11 Plus information

Children sit the 11 Plus entry to Westminster Under School and then when they are 13 they naturally move into Westminster senior school.

Address: Westminster Under School, Adrian House, 27 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NN

Website: www.westminsterunder.org.uk


Boys – Yes

Girls – No

School Size – c. 250 – 270

Westminster Under School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

Westminster Under School 11 Plus Exam – Electronic Independent Schools Examination Board Common Pre-tests in English, mathematics, reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. If successful further tests will follow in English and mathematics


Westminster Under School – Overview

Westminster Under School is a day school for boys aged seven to thirteen years. Located in central London, it was founded in 1943 as a class of seventeen boys, accommodated at Westminster School.  It subsequently moved to its own premises and then to its current location in 1961.  Its governing structure is defined by the Charter for Westminster School, with which governance is share.  A sub-committee of the full governing body directly oversees the work of the school.

The school aims to promote a caring community which fosters in the boys love of learning and an enthusiasm for life, so that they can be active participants in their lessons and activities. It seeks to encourage boys to think for themselves, engage fully in discussion and take pride in their work.  It aims to enable the boys to realise their abilities and qualities as individuals and members of the school community and to ensure that transition to senior school is as smooth as possible.

The school is academically selective. The mains points of admission ae at the ages of seven, eight and eleven following tests in English, mathematics and reasoning.  At the age of thirteen, the majority of boys move on to the Great School (Westminster School), the remainder to other selective schools, some achieving scholarships.  Results in standardised test in verbal reasoning indicate that the ability profile of the school is far above the national average.  All pupils are of at least above average ability, with over a third having an ability that is far above average.

The school population reflects the international professional community of the City of London. Boys represent a range of social and ethnic backgrounds with increasing diversity following the 11+ intake from primary school into Year 7.

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