Westminster Abbey Choir School


Westminster Abbey Choir School exists solely to educate and care for the 30 or so boys who sing as choristers in the Abbey Choir.

The purpose-built school, set in the heart of the Abbey precincts, offers a complete preparatory school boarding education but tailored precisely to the needs of choristers.

Academic lessons, musical tuition, sports, activities and games are carefully arranged around the boys’ various singing commitments to offer a unique educational experience.

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Admissions

Boys usually join the choir school at the age of eight in Y4. At this stage we are looking above all for musical potential in boys whom we believe will both thrive as choristers and also develop as musicians in a richly stimulating environment.

More Information

Download the Prospectus (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

Contact us

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities of choristership or about life at Westminster Abbey Choir School, please telephone the school for more information or to make an appointment to visit.

Email: Thérèse Gordon-Duffy, Admissions Officer and Assistant to the Headmaster

Telephone: 020 7654 4918

In the Press

See the Westminster Abbey Choir in BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2016

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See the Westminster Abbey Choir School in Choir & Organ magazine, September/October 2016

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Jonathan Milton, Headmaster of Westminster Abbey Choir School

This is a remarkable place as it exists for the sole purpose of providing a nurturing environment and a first-class education for the boys who are selected to sing in the choir of Westminster Abbey. Our aim, therefore, is to provide the best possible all-round experience for choristers, while preparing them for the next stage of their schooling.

These webpages can only offer a fleeting impression of the school and its activities. If you know of a boy aged between about 7 and 10 who might enjoy singing in this world-famous choir, I would be delighted to meet you and show you the school and something of the life of a Westminster Abbey Chorister. It could be a life-changing experience as it has been for so many boys in the past. Do please contact us at any time.

Jonathan Milton, Headmaster