Sport at Westminster, known as Station, is designed for all, and takes place largely in three locations shared between both schools: Vincent Square, at ten hectares the largest private green space in central London, and home to football, cricket, netball and tennis; Lawrence Hall, the vast art deco sports hall adjacent to Vincent Square where pupils practice multiple sports including fencing, climbing, table tennis, badminton, judo and pilates; and the Boat House in Putney, where the School’s rowing crews are based.
With more than 25 different sporting activities on offer during the year, every pupil can find a sport they enjoy and in which they can flourish and fulfil their potential, which is so important for their mental, as well as their physical wellbeing.
Sports options at Westminster School include our major competitive sports for girls and boys – football, cricket, netball, rowing, tennis, fencing, fives and cross country – and a full range of additional sports such as hockey, climbing, table tennis, judo, swimming, athletics, cycling, golf, squash, shooting and badminton. There is also a range of activities for those who wish to focus on fitness and relaxation: gym fitness, DanceFit, yoga, pilates and rounders.
At Westminster Under School sports include football, cricket, tennis, athletics, cross country, swimming, fives, table tennis, badminton and basketball.
At both schools there is much opportunity for competition both within school and against other schools, and all disciplines are overseen by top-quality instruction from both the teaching staff and high-level external coaches, whether pupils are playing a major competitive sport or pursuing a recreational one.
As we approach co-education at Westminster, all sport will be reviewed – a project led by a newly appointed Head of Girls’ Sport, who is already in post. Our new girls’ teams will be competitive from an early age, and even more competitive at sixth form.