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Bone Health with Open Age

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bone Health Poster (all centres)

Open Age’s Osteo Blast is an 8 week strengthening and weight bearing exercise programme to improve bone health.

You will learn the types of exercises that can improve bone density and how you can improve your lifestyle to minimise fracture risk. Open Age’s Osteo Blasts programme is suitable for Over 50’s living in Westminster who have/at risk of osteoporosis. This includes: osteopenia, osteoarthritis, family history, recent fracture, and poor lifestyle.

There are three classes held across the week to choose from. Class locations are Seymour Leisure Centre, Warwick Community Centre and The Abbey Centre.

To enquire about your eligibility and receive a starter pack call Shanie on 0208 962 4537 or email spage@openage.org.uk

Experiments in Funny

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Interested in world-leading science? Want to discover what scientists actually do? … and have fun? When? Workshops - February 2017 & Event - March 2017 Where? St. Mary’s Campus & Canal Café Theatre, Paddington LoL-LaB experiments in funny You will work closely with Imperial College London scientists and an expert comedian in workshops to create inspiring, light-hearted, plain-speaking talks about science for an evening event in a Paddington venue Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed as well as your time in accordance with our Rewards, Payment & Recognition Guidance. INTERESTED? Contact: Dr Nathan Green nathan.green@imperial.ac.uk 020 7594 5782 We want you to be a part of our creative team

Westminster Academy wins Mayor of London’s elite Gold Club Award

Friday, December 18th, 2015

London Schools' Gold Club Awards - 25 Sep 15Westminster Academy is proud to announce that it has again won a Mayor of London’s Gold Club Award, making the Academy the only secondary school in Westminster to be part of the London Schools Gold Club for 2015-2016.

At the Gold Club Awards and launch of the 2015-2016 programme at City Hall last Friday, Westminster Academy was among only 7% of primary and secondary schools in London eligible to become Gold Club members. The annual scheme identifies and celebrates exceptional schools in London who are succeeding with their pupils, in particular schools who are ‘bucking the trend’.

With a growing culture of success at Westminster Academy, students and staff alike place high value on the improvements and achievements made in recent years, with over 70% of all students consistently achieving A*-C in core subjects and the school consistently being in the top 1% nationally in terms of progress measures for its ‘Best 8 Score’ including English and maths. The Sixth Form at Westminster Academy has also made rapid improvements, with 80% A*-A grades this year. The Academy attributes its achievements to its highly personalised approach and its focus on developing the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, intellectual and physical potential of students through a rich extra-curricular programme, International Business and Enterprise specialism and its partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson commented,

“Congratulations to Westminster Academy for its outstanding achievements and for the hard work of its pupils and teaching staff. London schools are going from strength to strength and our Gold Club members are testament to the fact all schools can aspire to attain excellence for all their pupils, whatever their circumstances. The Gold Club is a great platform for schools to share their bright ideas and approaches to enable every one of their pupils to achieve terrific results.”

This award comes as Westminster Academy’s long serving Principal, Ms Smita Bora, has been offered the opportunity to work with the Academy’s sponsors to further their educational strategy. To ensure a smooth transition and sustainability of the Academy’s unique vision and ethos, Dr Saima Rana will be appointed as Acting Principal from 01 October 2015. Ms Smita Bora will remain part of the Westminster Academy fraternity, continuing her invaluable work with the Academy’s educational, community and business partners in her new role but she is delighted to be handing over the Principalship to Dr Rana:

“I am proud to have served Westminster Academy for the last ten years and I am thrilled that Dr Rana will be continuing the outstanding achievements we have led together over the last four years.”

New Academy Principal, Dr Saima Rana, said,

“This is a great Academy; I am deeply honoured to be the Principal at this time of transition. I am completely dedicated to maintaining the highest standards which have made Westminster Academy an outstanding academy in all respects. The Academy is all about fulfilling the highest aspirations of every child and I will lead this academy with the values of fairness, integrity and honesty. Because every child matters to me, I will ensure that every child is safe, successful and reaches the very limits of their ability so that when they leave they are powerful citizens of the future; this is what the Academy was under Ms Bora and will continue to be under my leadership.”

A supplementary school at the heart of Westbourne

Friday, May 29th, 2015

streetview of Westminster AcademyIf you happen to do your shopping at the Parade in Harrow Road, or simply to walk along Westminster Academy on a Saturday morning, you may have wondered why Westminster Academy is so busy at that time, while Academy students are off for the weekend.

Well, wonder no longer. The Academy hosts El Nour Supplementary School, a long standing initiative of the African Women Group (one of our local voluntary organisations). The school provides children whose parents are Arabic speakers with comprehensive teaching in Arabic and the Kuran. This is to encourage children to value their family roots and cultural heritage while enabling them to validate their knowledge of Arabic through official exams. In the recent years, an increasing number of students have chosen to take GCSE Arabic, and have achieved the best grades.

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Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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Westminster Academy tops Sixth Form performance tables!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Picture of Westminster Academy studentsWestminster Academy is delighted to report that the Sixth Form is now top of the tables in Westminster. The average point score per academic student at Westminster Academy was 874.7 points (equivalent to 2 A* and 1 A), more than 25 points ahead of the next state school in the borough.

In 2014 88% of Sixth Form students gained A*-C grades, including 46% of students achieving the equivalent of A* and A grades. The high grades reflect the breadth of the IB, with students’ results being divided across six disciplines as opposed to the usual three subjects at A Level: English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Science, Maths and the Arts or an elective.

FREE Summer Courses

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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