Foundation

    The United Westminster Schools’ Foundation is an educational charity. The Foundation springs from the union in 1873 of four ancient foundations: Emanuel Hospital, founded in 1594 by Lady Dacre; St. Margaret’s Hospital founded in 1633 by King Charles 1; Palmer’s School, founded by the Rev James Palmer in 1650; and Hill’s Grammar School, founded by Emery Hill in 1708.

    Westminster City School is a member of United Westminster Schools & Grey Coat Hospital Foundations which includes the following schools:

    Westminster City School – Westminster
    Westminster City School is a comprehensive school for boys with a mixed sixth form located in the heart of Westminster in London, close to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

    Last year the school’s GCSE results were in the top 20% nationally and we achieved our best ever results in 2015 with 73% of pupils obtaining 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics. Compared to a national average for boys of just 51% we believe these results are truly outstanding. We are proud of being a good school but are determined to drive up standards to become a great school in the near future.

    Westminster City School was a Grammar School for the period 1944 – 1976. It then became a Comprehensive School and then an Academy on 1st July 2013.

    Grey Coat Hospital – Westminster
    Church of England school and Specialist Language College offering a challenging educational experience for girls from 11 to 18, and for boys in the Sixth Form. Rated as outstanding by Ofsted in 2009.
    www.gch.org.uk

    Emanuel School– Wandsworth
    Co-educational independent day school. The school was founded in 1594 by Lady Dacre and, unusually, was co-educational from the very beginning. Lady Dacre’s original vision for the foundation was ‘for the bringing up of children in virtue and good and laudable arts so that they might better live in time to come by their honest labour’ and she initially made provision for twenty students: ten girls and ten boys.
    www.emanuel.org.uk

    Sutton Valence School – Kent
    Sutton Valence School is a co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 3 to 18, with boarding from 11 to 18. The school was founded in 1576 as the Free Grammar School of William Lambe in Sutton Valance, by William Lambe, Master of the Clothworkers and a member of the Chapel Royal of Henry VIII. It remained under the control of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers until 1910 when it was taken under the control of United Westminster Schools.
    www.svs.org.uk

    Queen Annes School– Reading
    Queen Anne’s is an independent boarding and day school for girls with over 450 pupils aged 11 to 18 years. High aspirations combined with a positive approach to learning creates an environment where girls can grow into motivated, decisive and self-assured individuals. We are renowned for academic success alongside a rich programme of extra-curricular opportunities and excellence in the arts, drama, music and sport.
    www.qas.org.ukThe Foundation Office
    United Westminster Schools
    55a Catherine Place
    SW1E 6DY
    020 7828 3055
    westminstergreycoat.org