Are you hoping for your son to win one of the places at Westminster Under School at 7+? Read on! This blog tells you everything you need to know about the application process: from registering your son, to pre-tests, exams and the interview.
Westminster Under School is the junior division of Westminster School for boys ages 7-13 years old. It offers both day and boarding options.
Boys can enter Westminster Under School at 7+, 8+ and 11+ and Westminster School at 13+. Both boys and girls can enter the school at 16.
Before applying to Westminster Under, prospective parents and students are encouraged to book a place on one of their open mornings. This can be done via the Admissions section of their website or at the following link:
The school offers open mornings in the Autumn Term. In Autumn 2018, the open morning dates Saturday 22nd September 2018 and Saturday 6th October 2018. These open mornings will involve a talk from the Headmaster of Westminster School, a tour of the school and an opportunity to speak to subject specialists.
The current fees for 2018/2019 for Westminster Under Day boy is £6,112 per term. This works out to be £18,336 per year. Bursaries can be applied for once the child has attained a place at Westminster Under. Further details of this can be found on the Admissions section of the website.
The school offers a Entry Age Checker on their website based on their son’s date on birth which can be accessed via their website:
For entry in September 2019, the registration deadline is Wednesday 10th October 2018. The registration form is online and can be accessed via the link https://wusentry.westminster.org.uk/apply/logon/index.asp although paper versions are available from the school.
Online applications for Westminster Under can be submitted up to 2 years before the proposed time of entry. The deadline for applications for entry at 7+ is one week before the October half term. For entry in September 2019, the registration deadline is Wednesday 10th October 2019.
The school holds an assessment morning for candidates for entry at 7+. For entry into Westminster Under at 7+ in September 2019, this is scheduled for Monday 7th January with Interviews held in the week beginning 14th January 2019.
The assessments are in English, Maths and Reasoning.
Boys successful at this stage are invited back for a second stage of assessments and an interview in late January or early February.
Successful applicants will receive offers by mid January. For September 2019 entry, offers are scheduled to be sent on Friday 18th January. The acceptance deadline for schools is Friday 30th January 2019 at noon.
The majority of boys from Westminster Under progress to Westminster School, with a small number choosing to go elsewhere such as Eton or Winchester.