Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NY
10 reasons to choose Westminster Abbey Choir School
Westminster Abbey Choir School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 82. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Westminster and one of the 5 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Westminster Abbey Choir School is an independent boarding-only prep school for chorister boys between the ages of 8 and 13 years. 90% are full boarders and 10% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Anglican school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Full boarding fees at Westminster Abbey Choir School are £3,540 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Westminster Abbey Choir School has one class per year and an average class size of 5 pupils.
After Year 8, Westminster Abbey Choir School leavers head for a wide variety of prestigious boarding schools throughout the country, almost all with a music scholarship. Though most destination schools account for only one or two pupils a year, by far the most popular destination over the past five years has been The King’s School Canterbury, taking between 30% to 60% of leavers per year.
The Westminster Abbey Choir School curriculum
School curriculum follows the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum. It also includes PSHE, thinking skills, French, Latin, Greek. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
School educates the choristers of Westminster Abbey and is the only school devoted solely to educating choristers.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Westminster Abbey Choir School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year.
The Arts at Westminster Abbey Choir School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn the piano and an orchestral instrument; there are two orchestras and several instrument ensembles. Daily routine of instrument practice, one-hour choral practice before and after school, and an Evensong recital. Matins and Eucharist on Sundays. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Pupils participate in charitable events or fund raising for public benefit.
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