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Newsletters 2015-2016

08 October 2015 - WA wins elite Gold Club award; WA Oscars; Sixth Formers are Career Ready and the
return of DofE to Westminster Academy.

30 September 2015 (special edition!) - Year 7s start secondary and former students start university; an important announcement; thoughts on faith with New London Synagogue; Women in Engineering event with Crossrail; Silver Sunday with Open Age; Ms Bora meets the Duchess of Cambridge; School Guide Certificate of Excellence awarded to WA; Medical innovation at the Royal Society of Medicine; the true meaning of 'selfie'; DofE Gold; Expressive Arts; HSBC makeover the WA garden; Art students inspired by British Land loans; the Academy Games... it's all happening

24 September 2015 - Lord of the Flies at Regent's Park,
 making your spoken language effective and rugby fever hits WA!

17 September 2015 - Sixth Form debate with British Land, Citrus
Saturday; Etiquette and street language; online tool for parents.

10 September 2015  - Lessons for London with Farrells architecture practice; etiquette and grammar; exploring Kent coast; the 6F sports day and free Triple P parenting group.

03 September 2015 (Term 1 extended edition) - exam results special; Arkwright Scholarship; Diana Award; International visit; Mosaic celebration; animal research lab at Imperial; work experience in healthcare science; canal clear up; prom; Bike Week; visit from boxing champion Hannah Beharry; key dates for this year and more!

Newsletters 2014-2015

12 June 2015 (term 6 extended edition)
23 April 2015 (term 5 extended edition)

BBC School Report

WA students make the news for BBC School Report 2015!

Year 7 interview our local MP, Karen Buck, for BBC School Report here!

WA students have also been busy reporting with Newsround for BBC Democracy Day:

Scroll down to see our press releases

Newsletters 2013-2014


WA commended



WA makes headlines 


WA students visit the National Portrait Gallery on the launch of the Naz Legacy Foundation's Diversity Programme - report from Get West London here

Hollywood visits Westminster Academy! 

BBC news reports on the visit from Ender's Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfield and Gavin Hood 

Watch the interviews on Sky News here

The Evening Standard has the full story here


Watch Eronita (Year 11) interview the stars of the film here

WA students make the news for the BBC School Report 2013!
To watch a special BBC School Report at the Education Select Committee, click here

WA trains with the NBA! Check out the video:

Westminster Academy is now on Twitter!  

Press Releases

WA Makes Headlines
15 August 2013: Sixth Form results celebrated in the West End Extra
08 July 2013: Westminster Academy receives Pupil Premium Award from Nick Clegg MP - reported on Gov.UK
05 July 2013: TES announces Westminster Academy's Secondary School of the Year award
04 July 2013: IAA anounces Westminster Academy as the winner of the IAA Honorary President's Award for Academy Transformation
04 April 2013: 'Academy is just outstanding' - report in The Wood & Vale
29 March 2013: Westminster Academy's Outstanding Ofsted rating makes the front page of The Westminster Chronicle
29 March 2013: The West End Extra reports on the highest rating awarded to WA by Ofsted
26 March 2013: The Westbourne Forum celebrates Westminster Academy's success in the school performance tables
18 March 2013: WA students are featured in a case study with British Land after they meet conceptual artist Michael Craig Martin
01 March 2013: Dr Rana talks teaching in an interview with The Westminster Chronicle
19 February 2013: Westminster Academy students are paid a visit by Holby City star, Hari Dhillon, hosted by Mosaic!
19 February 2013: HRH The Prince of Wales meets Enterprise Challenge competitors from Westminster Academy in Mosaic news
18 February 2013: Business in the Community reports on when WA students met the Prince of Wales!
08 February 2013: The Westminster Chronicle celebrates Dylan Kawende (Year 11) being honoured with the prestigious Diana Award
07 February 2013: Professional artist Michael Craig-Martin is impressed by WA students' creative projects, in Wood&Vale
01 February 2013: 'Young British Artists' mentor set for visit to Westminster Academy - The West End Extra
29 November 2012: Karen Buck MP 'stunned' by standard of school debating, as featured in Wood&Vale
22 November 2012: £1000 raised for Children in Need - celebrated in Ham&High
13 November 2012: Ham&High reports on Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's visit to Westminster Academy
11 October 2012: The World in One School - WA's British Council International School Award celebrated in The West End Extra
30 August 2012: Wood&Vale tells how WA bucked the national trend and improved GCSE results this year
23 August 2012: Best ever GCSE results celebrated in The West End Extra
23 August 2012: Wood&Vale features WA students' IB success
16 August 2012: 100% IB pass rate celebrated in The Westminster Chronicle
25 June 2012:     WA's Year 7 boys cycle to the news pages of The Westminster Chronicle
BBC News School Report


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