Message from the Principal


We are delighted that you are a member of our Westminster community or are considering joining our community.

Westminster School is an established happy, vibrant school where children, staff and parents feel valued and work together as partners. The whole school community – staff, parents and governors are proud of the Christian values, which underpin the inclusive ethos that is contributing so positively to community cohesion within the school. Our newly established values of respect, thankfulness, forgiveness, responsibility, compassion and determination are central to all we do – including our aspiration for our children, how we interact with pupils, parents and each other and how we approach our work.

Children are at the centre of all we do and we have high aspirations for all our pupils whatever their backgrounds or starting points.  We work tirelessly and holistically to improve outcomes for every child and ensure that they are well prepared for their next stage of education. We aim to help nurture children into becoming independent, resilient, reflective, and considerate life-long learners who will have the skills to adapt to an ever-changing world. Our hope and belief is that our pupils’ time with us will sow the seeds that will enable them to prosper as an individual who can then make a positive contribution to their own community, city and the world.  We value the vital partnerships of our families and community in helping achieve this. Indeed, we have a whole team of dedicated professionals with the specific remit of engaging with, and supporting, our parents and families.

Whenever anyone joins Westminster, they are welcomed into our family with respect and love, enjoying the sense of community that this cultivates. We all see ourselves as lifelong learners and we are constantly self-reflecting and developing ourselves in order to achieve excellence.  We have a growth mind-set – a fundamental belief that our potential has no limits and that we all have much to learn. With this commitment and belief, we make an awesome team. We have a genuine desire to work with others because to be able to share strengths is not only a privilege but a responsibility.

Our leadership team are here to serve you, enabling you and our children to thrive.

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ Nelson Mandela

Mrs Elizabeth Whetham MBE