Of the primary schools, 19 are Church of England voluntary-aided schools, 7 are Roman Catholic voluntary-aided schools and 7 are academies.
Of the 12 secondary schools, 1 is voluntary aided and 11 are academies.
Voluntary-aided schools are denominational and have a religious foundation, usually Roman Catholic or Church of England.
On 1 January 2017, there were 22,917 pupils attending mainstream Westminster schools and academies.
The large majority of primary pupils (78%) live in Westminster but fewer (50%) of secondary pupils are residents and pupils often come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 22% of primary pupils are entitled to free school meals compared to 14% nationally and 27% of secondary pupils compared to 13% nationally.
Westminster pupils come from a very diverse mix of national and ethnic backgrounds. 68% of primary pupils and 61% of secondary pupils have a first language other than English. This compares to 21% or primary pupils and 16% of secondary pupils nationally.
There are also high rates of mobility across Westminster schools (pupils arriving and leaving outside of the usual admission time). In 2015/16, the average mobility rate across primary schools was 20%, although there were large variations across individual schools, with some having mobility rates as high as 28%. The average rate across secondary schools was lower at 7%.
Key Stage results in our schools are among the highest across the country. In summer 2017 Ofsted inspections supported this by reporting that 95% of Westminster schools received either a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted, compared with 85% nationally.
In January 2017 Westminster was responsible for meeting the educational needs of 716 children for whom it held a statement of special educational need. Of these:
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