Progress & Welfare

    The well-being of our pupils lies at the heart of what we do at Westminster City School.

    We pride ourselves on cultivating a unique learning community aiming for continual progress and are dedicated to helping our pupils and sixth form students fulfil their potential. Our exceptionally high attendance rates are an endorsement that our pupils enjoy coming to school and value the opportunities offered to them.

    Every member of staff accepts responsibility for the academic and personal development of their pupils. Immediate responsibility for the personal welfare of each pupil rests with the form tutors who register attendance, monitor academic progress and promote pupils’ general well-being.

    We use rewards to create a positive ethos in the school. As well as rewarding pupils for 100 percent attendance and punctuality, we reward work of high quality, improving on past achievements and consistent hard work and service to our local community here in Central London. Assemblies celebrate pupils’ achievements as does our annual Celebration of Achievement Evening at Westminster Abbey.

    Pastoral support is effective in removing the barriers to learning that some pupils face and ensuring that they stay in school and progress to college or training.


    We understand that all families are different and that it is our role to complement the work of parents whom we expect to be full partners in supporting and encouraging their children. In all this, working closely together is essential - parents, pupils and the school communicating easily with each other to help cultivate an optimal learning environment.

    We have a dedicated team of pastoral staff for parents to contact.

    As a small London boys school with a comprehensive intake of pupils, Westminster City School has a supportive family atmosphere with a strong sense of community and inclusion. All pupils are involved in assemblies and services and our school chaplain offers counselling and support for all pupils. Boys also volunteer their help and raise money for a number of charitable organisations. The school takes pride offering a range of stimulating extra-curricular activities for our pupils that rival any London school.