Westminster Cathedral Choir School

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Westminster Cathedral Choir School
Motto Laudate Pueri Dominum
Established 1902
Type Independent preparatory school
Day and boarding school
Religion Roman Catholic
President Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
Head Master Neil McLaughlan
Location Ambrosden Avenue
Coordinates: 51°29′46″N 0°08′23″W / 51.49617°N 0.13973°W / 51.49617; -0.13973
Local authority City of Westminster
DfE number 213/6197
Students 150-160
Gender Boys
Ages 7–13
Houses Manning, Wisemen and Vaughan
Diocese Westminster
Website www.choirschool.com

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 Roman 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.[1] Many past pupils have gained entrance to some of the country's public schools including Eton College, Harrow School, St Paul's School and Westminster School.[2]

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.[3]


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