Platform is an academic programme created and provided by Westminster School and Westminster Under School that inspires Year 5 pupils who show exceptional academic potential and energy for learning. The programme began four years ago and we were lucky to select two Year 5 boys that year. The following year the programme broadened to accept girls too and we surpassed ourselves by being the first connected school to have four children selected. We followed this up with two students the following year and three students this year for the programme.
During their year at Westminster School, the children visit the Under School in Victoria one Saturday a month to take part in a range of activities including extra Maths, English and Science lessons as well as public speaking, the arts, drama and classics. The children also spend 2 days in October studying for the full day at the school and last year took part in a workshop to create and programme robots! The programme allows them to expand their learning, experience the highest quality resources and make lots of friends. In addition to this, the children can take optional lessons in 11 Plus exam preparation. From our 2019, two of the Platform participants were selected for full bursary positions at other independent schools.
Westminster Platform Alumni:
Year 1 – Victor and Russell
Year 2 – Destiny, Nick, Xennelle and Adryanna
Year 3 – Miles and Abraham
Year 4 – Imara, Habib and Erica.