A welcome sight
Westminster City School is delighted to be re-opening to all pupils and students in September.
It is the start of an academic year like no other, with year group ‘bubbles’, hand sanitisation stations and one-way systems in place around our School. Yet there was a palpable sense of excitement on Thursday 3 September as staff prepared for the arrival of our new Year 7 pupils and Year 12 students.
With over 100 boys joining Year 7, there was a long line of pupils and parents/carers along Palace Street by 9.30am on Thursday, before pupils were taken to our Main Hall to hear from our Headteacher. Mr Broughton spoke to our youngest year group about our School’s long and rich history and highlighted Westminster City School’s record-breaking summer exam results, which saw 83% of all GCSE grades at 4 or above and all of Year 13 applying to university.
Miss Davies, Head of Year 7, said: “For many of our pupils, it was the first time they have been in school since lockdown began in March, so we’re delighted to be able to provide a five-day induction process, without many other year groups on site. I feel confident that our new Year 7 will make the most of the learning opportunities available to them, and I wish them all the best for their time at Westminster City School.”
Our new Year 12 arrived later on Thursday and first attended an assembly led by Ms Dennis, our Head of Sixth Form. She advised students to be their best selves and to make the most of their time in our Sixth Form. Students also met our Head Boy, Head Girl and prefects, as well as their form tutors, before undertaking a day of team-building activities.
Westminster City School has organised a staggered start for all other year groups over the next week, which will include training to ensure all know about the new procedures in place to keep our community safe, while settling back into school life.