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School aims and general information

School aims and general information

The school aims to provide a balanced education (within the demands of what is effectively a specialist music school), a Christian environment and a happy and supportive place in which to live for boys between the ages of 8 and 13 who are choristers of Westminster Abbey. The objective is to ensure that all boys:


  • benefit from belonging to a safe and nurturing boarding community where they learn to be mutually supportive as well as responsible and independent;


  • benefit from an excellent musical education;


  • benefit from a broad academic education which enables them to go on to secondary education at an appropriate school of their choice;


  • develop their spiritual, moral, emotional, creative, aesthetic, practical and physical qualities and talents as fully as possible;


  • develop enquiring minds and a love of learning;


  • have the opportunity to make a significant and worthwhile contribution to the life and work of Westminster Abbey;


  • become confident, well-balanced individuals, able to take their places in society as good citizens, conscious of their environment and the needs of others;


  • are able to form strong and enduring relationships with others.


The School takes its responsibilities for child protection very seriously.  Parents are encouraged to read the Safeguarding Policy, a copy of which is published on the website and also available on request from the school office.


Headteacher: Dr Emma Margrett​

Chairman of Governors:   The Dean of Westminster,

The Chapter Office, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA

Telephone: 020 7654 4918


Further information on all school policies, procedures and statistics (including: academic performance, admissions, anti-bullying, behaviour, complaints and the number of formal complaints in the previous year, child protection/safeguarding, curriculum, discipline, education & welfare provision for pupils with special needs (including EAL), exclusions, first aid, staff qualifications, welfare, health & safety (including school visits)) is available on request from the school office, as is a copy of the most recent ISI inspection report.


View Safeguarding Policy