Westminster Under School
Westminster, United Kingdom
About Westminster Under School
Westminster Under School was founded in 1943 in the precincts of Westminster School in Little Dean’s Yard, just behind Westminster Abbey. The seventeen boys with whom it began rapidly became sixty in number and by 1950 there were eighty boys in the Under School. The boys had to compete for space with the senior school pupils who had returned from evacuation at the end of the war, but in 1951 the Under School acquired its own premises in Eccleston Square. Numbers of pupils continued to rise during the sixties and seventies and in 1981 the school moved again to its present site overlooking the Westminster playing fields in Vincent Square.
Westminster Under School is a day school with approximately 260 pupils aged between 7 and 13. We want our pupils to enjoy their time at school and we believe that one of the best ways to achieve this is by providing stimulating, challenging lessons. The boys are encouraged to think for themselves, to engage fully in class discussions and to take pride in their work. We aim to foster a love of learning in all our pupils.
Our aim is to produce well-rounded pupils with a love of learning and an enthusiasm for life. We expect the boys to work hard and be active participants in their lessons, but we place equal importance on the boys becoming involved in the extra-curricular activities at school.