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The United Westminster and Grey Coat 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, The Grey Coat Hospital School founded in 1698; and Hill’s Grammar School, founded by Emery Hill in 1708.

Westminster City School – Westminster

Westminster City School has a long and rich history of educating young people in the heart of London.

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

Our School was a grammar school for the period 1944–76, then became a comprehensive. We became an academy on 1 July 2013 and continue to offer a first class education to our students.

Grey Coat Hospital – Westminster

The Grey Coat Hospital is a Church of England secondary school with academy status for girls aged 11 to 18, and for boys the sixth form.


Emanuel School – south-west London

Emanuel School is a co-educational independent day school in Battersea, south-west London. Founded in 1594 by Anne Sackville, Lady Dacre, and Queen Elizabeth I, it occupies a 12 acre site close to Clapham Junction railway station.


Sutton Valence School – Kent

Sutton Valence School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school near Maidstone, in south-east England.


Queen Anne's School – Reading

Queen Anne’s School is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, occupying a 35 acre campus in the suburb of Caversham, north of the River Thames and Reading town centre.


The Foundation Office
United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation
The Pouchot Building
57 Palace Street
London SW1E 5HJ

020 7828 3055


Company Number 11464504
Charity Number 1181012

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