Westminster Cathedral Choir School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2010)|
|Motto||Laudate Pueri Dominum|
|Type||Independent preparatory school
Day and boarding school
|President||Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster|
|Head Master||Neil McLaughlan|
|Local authority||City of Westminster|
|Houses||Manning, Wisemen and Vaughn|
Westminster Cathedral Choir School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys in the area of Victoria in the City of Westminster. All choristers at the cathedral board at the school. The school has direct passageways to the Cathedral on Victoria Street and is therefore considered a part of it. It is one of two Catholic cathedral schools in the United Kingdom, the other being St John's in Cardiff, Wales.
The school curriculum was rated as outstanding in the 2011 inspection. Many past pupils have successfully gained entrance to some of the country's top public schools including Eton College, Harrow School, St Paul's School and Westminster School.
Besides music, boys are taught the general National Curriculum subjects such as English, maths, science, social studies, etc. and are required to learn French. In Year 8, pupils are prepared for the Common Entrance Examination.
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