Westminster City School
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Refounded in 1877
|Headteacher||Mr D. W. Maloney MA BEd.|
|Location||55 Palace Street
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|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
Westminster City School is a Christian secondary school and sixth form for boys in Westminster, London. The school has 739 students on its roll. It offers the majority of places each year to boys practising the Christian faith in the Anglican dioceses of London and Southwark and the other 25 places to boys of other world faiths. The current head is Mr David W Maloney. In July 2009, the school was awarded specialist status in Science. In 2010 Ofsted rated the school as satisfactory and in some ways good, and encouraged the pupils to continue their good behaviour and attendance. The school became an academy in 2012. In January 2013, Ofsted rated it "good" in all aspects. 
In 2004 a teacher was raped by a pupil in an empty classroom after the end of classes. The student involved was sent to prison and the teacher eventually won compensatory damages and legal costs from the school.
Since 2004 the school has undergone massive changes enhancing its reputation and standing. In 2009 the school became a Specialist Science College and in 2012 the Secretary of State approved its academy convertors application. From 2005 - 2010 the school benefited from the Building Schools for Future (BSF) program resulting in new facilities for the school and community.
For some social and competitive purposes, pupils are grouped into "houses". The names have also been used for school buildings. They represent some of the historic charity schools in Westminster whose charters and foundations were by Act of Parliament in 1873 incorporated into the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation (GCH) and United Westminster Schools (UWS) Foundation. UWS comprised the Westminster City School, Emanuel School; The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation comprised the Grey Coat Hospital and Queen Anne's School. In 1910 The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers transferred the Sutton Valence School to UWS.
- Dacres': Commemorating the foundation of Lady Anne Dacre, who died in 1595 and whose executors established Emanuel Hospital, incorporated by Queen Elizabeth I in 1601.
- Hills': Retaining the name of the school established in 1647 by Mr Emery Hill, a churchwarden in the parish of St Margaret's, Westminster.
- Kings': Arising from the St Margaret’s Hospital, established by the churchwardens of St Margaret's in 1642, incorporated by the charter of King Charles I in 1633 and aided annually by King Charles II.
- Palmers': Continuing the tradition of the school provided in 1645 by Revd James Palmer of the parish of St Margaret's Westminster.
- Waterlow: Commemorating Sir Sydney Waterlow, the Lord Mayor of London, who was elected the first Chairman of Governors in 1873 and filled his post with enthusiasm and distinction for over a quarter of a century.
United Westminster Schools Foundation
The United Westminster Schools now consist of Emanuel School in Wandsworth, Sutton Valence School in Kent and Westminster City School. In 1909 the Blue Coat charity school (founded in 1688) closed and the charity's total funds were divided between The Grey Coat Hospital and the United Westminster Schools. Thus Westminster City School, an amalgamation of the Brown Coat, Green Coat and Black Coat schools, shared with The Grey Coat the inheritance from the Blue Coat School. The Blue Coat School building has been preserved in Buckingham Gate where it is now a National Trust shop.
Westminster City is a member of United Westminster Schools & Grey Coat Hospital Foundations along with
- Grey Coat Hospital – Westminster
- Emanuel School, Wandsworth
- Sutton Valence School in Kent
- Queen Anne's School, Reading
Leadership Group (Senior Management Team)
The day to day operations of the school are managed by the Leadership Group (LG). The Leadership Group is chaired by the Head and consists of the two Deputy Heads, the four Assistant Heads and the Bursar. Each senior manager has a specific role and responsibility (Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, Assessments, Post-16 Education, Science Specialism and Inclusion) and all senior managers are required to support the Head and Assistant Head (Inclusion) regarding behaviour and disciplinary management.
The Old Westminster Citizens' Association
The Association of Old Boys of Westminster City School aims to keep Old Boys from around the world informed and in touch. Started in 1908, it maintains close links with the School and through its Trust Fund provides finance to support a number of activities and projects.
Notable former pupils
- Percy Edgar Lambert, (1881 - 31 October 1913) was the first person to drive an automobile a hundred miles in an hour.
- John Auguste Pouchot, (known as Jack) was the youngest man to be decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal in battle during the First World War.
- Edgar Mountain, competed over 800m distance at Olympic games in both 1920 and 1924.
- Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1956.
- Sir Walter Thomas Layton, 1st Baron Layton, CH, CBE (15 March 1884 – 14 February 1966), was a British economist, editor and newspaper proprietor.
- Sir James Dale Cassels, (22 March 1877 – 7 February 1972) was a British judge, journalist and Conservative politician.
- Alan Francis Bright Rogers, (1907–2003) was an Anglican Bishop who held three different posts in an ecclesiastical career spanning over half a century.
- John Walter Baxter, CBE (4 June 1917 London - 21 October 2003) was a British civil engineer.
- Sir Denis Eric Rooke, OM, CBE, FRS, FREng (2 April 1924 – 2 September 2008) was a British industrialist and engineer.
- Sir Martin Broughton, (born 1947) is a British businessman who is the current chairman of British Airways.
- John Edward Tomlinson, Baron Tomlinson (born 1 August 1939), is a British Labour Co-operative politician. He is currently a life peer in the House of Lords.
- Sir Norman Rosenthal, (born 1944) is an independent curator and art historian. 
- Andy Mackay, (born 23 July 1946) Musician, best known as a founding member of the art-rock group Roxy Music.
- Andy Hamilton, (born 28 May 1954) is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, and radio dramatist.
- Christopher Warren-Green (born 30 July 1955, Gloucestershire) is a British violinist and conductor.
- Terry Marsh, (born 7 February 1958 in Stepney, London, England) is a former professional boxer who was an undefeated world champion.
- Gary Alexander, (born 15 August 1979 in Lambeth) is an English footballer who scored one of Wembley's best ever goals.
- John Boyega, a British-Nigerian actor, known for the lead role in 2011 film Attack the Block.
- Wes Streeting, (born 21 January 1983) is Head of Education at Stonewall, Britain's lesbian, gay and bisexual charity also a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge.
- "Westminster City School Inspection report". OFSTED. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "Westminster City School Inspection report". OFSTED. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- Ronan Thomas, Victoria Street SW1 1940-1945, West End at War, with photograph. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
- Teacher raped by boy wins damages, BBC News, 22 June 2009
- Who's Who (UK)
- Official website
- Westminster City School at Ofsted website
- Westminster City School at Government website EduBase
- Old Westminster Citizens' Association
- Westminster City School Lodge
- BBC School Report