Schools in Pimlico

Pimlico has a good choice of local state and private schools within walking or cycling distance.
Junior education minister Lord Nash, who set up educational charity Future with his wife Caroline, became sponsor of Pimlico Academy (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Lupus Street in 2008. Future now sponsors three local state primary schools — Millbank, Churchill Gardens and the new Pimlico Primary. Millbank, in Erasmus Street, and St Peter’s Eaton Square, in Lower Belgrave Street, are judged “outstanding” by the Ofsted government education watchdog. 

In addition to Pimlico Academy, there are another two local state comprehensive schools - The Grey Coat Hospital (girls ages 11 to 18) in Greycoat Place, which like the academy is judged to be “outstanding”, and Westminster City Boys (ages 11 to 18) in Palace Street, judged to be “good”.

There are two choir schools. Westminster Cathedral Choir School (boys ages seven to 13) in Ambrosden Avenue is a Catholic prep school but also has boarding places for 30 choristers. Westminster Abbey Choir School (boys, ages eight to 13) in Dean’s Yard, is a tiny school dedicated to educating the 30 choristers at the abbey. 

Pre-prep and prep schools include: Eaton Square School (co-ed, ages two to 13) in Eccleston Square; Westminster Under School (boys, ages seven to 13) in Vincent Street; Eaton House (boys, ages five to seven) in Eaton Gate; Garden House (co-ed, ages three to 11) in Turks Row; Sussex House (boys, ages eight to 13) in Cadogan Square, and Hill House (co-ed ages three to 13) in Hans Place, which is famous for its uniform of rust-coloured breeches and gold sweaters.

There is one private girls’ secondary — More House School (ages 11 to 18) in Pont Street —  and one all-through school, Francis Holland (girls, ages four to 18) in Graham Terrace. Westminster (boys, ages 13 to 18 with girls in the sixth form) is a highly academic private secondary school in Little Dean’s Yard in Westminster Abbey precinct. 
 

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