Westminster City School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
772
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Boys
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(22/03/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
70%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher
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55 Palace Street
London
SW1E 5HJ
02079636300

School Description

All pupils have access to a rich curriculum and a wide range of opportunities, including work experience and mentoring. Leaders encourage pupils to aim high in their learning and to develop their talents. They also support pupils to be ambitious about their future careers. From the start, pupils receive effective targeted support to help them meet their ambitions. Pupils are well prepared to make choices, for example for GCSE and post-16 options. In science, for instance, guest speakers and visits during science week introduced pupils to a wide range of science-based careers. The sixth form is increasingly popular, and leaders use the school’s location to enrich learning and provide additional opportunities for pupils. Pupils are happy and safe. They typically spoke enthusiastically about their school and said that the school community feels like a family. The rewards system celebrates and promotes pupils’ positive behaviour. This means that little time is lost to any off-task behaviour. On the rare occasions on which any bullying occurs, staff take effective action to deal with it.

Westminster City School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>55, "strongly_agree"=>21, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>12} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>27, "strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>25, "strongly_disagree"=>25, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022
Yes No {"yes"=>85, "no"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 33 responses up to 23-03-2022

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