Day fees per term
Boarding fees per term
Westminster operates a generous bursary scheme, although it has tighter eligibility restrictions than some other schools – to qualify, pupils must be the children of UK citizens (although they can themselves be holders of a British, Swiss or EEA passport) and live within the M25. The school also requires more of an in-depth financial declaration than other institutions, as well as including photocopies of passports and, from single-parent households, detailed family-circumstance declarations.
Westminster currently provides around £1.4m of financial aid to students in the upper and great schools. Applicants are expected to meet the same academic criteria as other students and are awarded bursaries ranging from full fee to 10 per cent.
Westminster currently also operates its Platform and Platform+ campaigns for pupils in Years 5 and 10 respectively. These are free academic programmes designed to inspire and elevate pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who ‘show exceptional academic potential and energy for learning’. Pupils within these programmes are offered the chance to apply to Westminster and are given practical and academic support to help them prepare for the tests and admissions procedures. Any boy whose application is successful will have bursary support for the duration of his career at the school. Advice is also given about other schools offering extensive bursary provision.
Westminster has also had a hand in creating the Harris Westminster Sixth Form, a selective mixed sixth form in central London that was established to increase the rate of entry to top universities among students from areas of socio-economic deprivation. Around 40 per cent of its students currently qualify for free school meals and, in 2019, 37 pupils received Oxbridge offers.
For more information on any of the schemes mentioned and Westminster’s bursary policy, please follow the links below:
Platform and Platform+
Bursar Martin Walshbursar@westminster.org.uk