Westminster Under School

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Westminster Under School is a private preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13 and is part of Westminster School in London.

The school was founded in 1943[1][2] in the buildings of Westminster School in Little Dean’s Yard, just behind Westminster Abbey. In 1951 the Under School relocated to its own site in Eccleston Square. Due to rising numbers of students in the 1960s and 1970s, the school moved again in 1981 to its present site (which was a former hospital[3]) next the Westminster School playing fields in Vincent Square.[1][2][4] There are 267 pupils attending the school. The school has a strong musical tradition and provides choristers for St Margaret's Church, London. Most boys attending the school move on to Westminster School after the completion of either Common Entrance or Scholarship examinations (The Challenge), although a number of boys each year go onto other schools, most often either Eton or Harrow.

The Master is Mrs Elizabeth Hill ; the Deputy Master is Mr D. Bratt.[5] There are currently 39 members of staff.[5]

The school fees for 2008-9 are £4412 pre term.[6][7]

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