Westminster Tutors


Name Westminster Tutors
Website http://www.westminstertutors.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 84-86 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3LQ
Phone Number 02075841288
Type Independent
Age Range 14-25
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 40 (45% boys 55% girls)
Local Authority Kensington and Chelsea
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 37.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No

Information about this school

Westminster Tutors is an independent college in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. At the time of the inspection, there were no pupils in Years 9 to 11. In previous years, there were too few pupils in Years 9 to 11 to be reported on. During the inspection, a small number of students exceeded the school’s registration age. The college does not use alternative provision. The college was last inspected in February 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The principal and senior leaders provide exceptional leadership. They have created a culture of scholastic excellence built upon a bedrock of care and high-quality teaching. Leaders are highly ambitious and keep an ever-watchful eye on the progress of all students. They are quick and effective in successfully intervening should learners show early signs of underachievement. Relationships between students and staff are very positive. Mutual respect and shared motivation contribute to the very strong progress made by all students. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers use excellent subject knowledge and skilful questioning to inspire students’ learning. As a result, the progress and attainment of all students are well above the national average. Students thrive and are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education and employment. The vast majority of students take up a place at a top university. Students are purposeful and confident. Their behaviour is exemplary in lessons and around the college. They are polite and friendly to each other and adults. The breadth of subjects offered is remarkable. Each student follows a curriculum specifically tailored to match their needs. Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the college’s work. Leaders have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. The proprietor offers effective support and challenge to college leaders in respect of the quality of teaching and learning. There is a need to strengthen further this oversight to include all aspects of the college. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.