Term Dates

Michaelmas Term 2017
Thursday 31st August 10.00 am Academic staff return
  2.00 pm Boarding staff INSET
Friday 1st September 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
Monday 4th September 10.00 am Academic staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Tuesday 5th September 8.40 am Term begins for Years 5-8 day boys
  9.10 am Term begins for Years 3 & 4 day boys
Friday 20th October 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
Sunday 22nd October 4.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 4th November 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 6th November 8.40 am Day boys return
Thursday 7th December 6.45 pm Long weekend begins for choristers & probs
Sunday 10th December 8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Friday 15th December 2.00 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Monday 25th December 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Lent Term 2018
Monday 8th January 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Boarding staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Tuesday 9th January 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 16th February 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 24th February 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 26th February 8.40 am Day boys return
Friday 23rd March 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Sunday 1st April 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Trinity Term 2018
Monday 16th April 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Tuesday 17th April 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 25th May 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 2nd June 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 4th June 8.40 am Day boys return
Monday 2nd July 8.10 am Chorister Recording Week begins
Friday 6th July 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Sunday 8th July 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Michaelmas Term 2018
Friday 31st August 10.00 am Academic staff return
  2.00 pm Boarding staff INSET
Monday 3rd September 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
Tuesday 4th September 10.00 am Academic staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Wednesday 5th September 8.40 am Term begins for Years 5-8 day boys
  9.10 am Term begins for Years 3 & 4 day boys
Friday 12th October 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
Sunday 14th October 4.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 27th October 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 29th October 8.40 am Day boys return
Thursday 6th December 6.45 pm Long weekend begins for choristers & probs
Sunday 9th December 8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Friday 14th December 2.00 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Tuesday 25th December 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Lent Term 2019
Monday 7th January 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Boarding staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Tuesday 8th January 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 15th February 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 23rd February 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 25th February 8.40 am Day boys return
Tuesday 2nd April 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Term ends for choristers
Friday 12th April 4.00 pm Choristers return for Holy Week
Sunday 21st April 4.30 pm Choristers depart

 

Trinity Term 2019
Monday 29th April 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Tuesday 30th April 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 24th May 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 1st June 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 3rd June 8.40 am Day boys return
Friday 5th July 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Sunday 7th July 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Michaelmas Term 2019
Friday 30th August 10.00 am Academic staff return
  2.00 pm Boarding staff INSET
Monday 2nd September 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
Tuesday 3rd September 10.00 am Academic staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Wednesday 4th September 8.40 am Term begins for Years 5-8 day boys
  9.10 am Term begins for Years 3 & 4 day boys
Friday 11th October 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
Sunday 13th October 4.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 26th October 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 28th October 8.40 am Day boys return
Thursday 5th December 6.45 pm Long weekend begins for choristers & probs
Sunday 8th December 8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Friday 13th December 2.00 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Wednesday 25th December 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Lent Term 2020
Tuesday 7th January 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Boarding staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Wednesday 8th January 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 14th February 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 22nd February 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 24th February 8.40 am Day boys return
Wednesday 25th March 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Term ends for choristers
Friday 3rd April 4.00 pm Choristers return for Holy Week
Sunday 12th April 4.30 pm Choristers depart

 

Trinity Term 2020
Monday 20th April 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Tuesday 21st April 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 22nd May 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 30th May 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 1st June 8.40 am Day boys return
Friday 3rd July 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Sunday 5th July 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Michaelmas Term 2020
Thursday 3rd September 10.00 am Academic staff return
  2.00 pm Boarding staff INSET
Friday 4th September 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
Monday 7th September 10.00 am Academic staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Tuesday 8th September 8.40 am Term begins for Years 5-8 day boys
  9.10 am Term begins for Years 3 & 4 day boys
Friday 16th October 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
Sunday 18th October 4.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 31st October 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 2nd November 8.40 am Day boys return
Thursday 3rd December 6.45 pm Long weekend begins for choristers & probs
Sunday 6th December 8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Tuesday 15th December 2.00 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Friday 25th December 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Lent Term 2021
Wednesday 6th January 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Boarding staff INSET
  4.00 pm Term begins for choristers & probs
Thursday 7th January 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 12th February 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 20th February 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 22nd February 8.40 am Day boys return
Friday 26th March 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Sunday 4th April 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

 

Trinity Term 2021
Monday 19th April 10.00 am Whole staff INSET
  8.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Tuesday 20th April 8.40 am Term begins for day boys
Friday 28th May 3.45 pm Half-term begins for day boys & probs
  6.30 pm Half-term begins for choristers
Saturday 5th June 4.00 pm Choristers & probs return
Monday 7th June 8.40 am Day boys return
Friday 2nd July 3.45 pm Term ends for day boys & probs
Sunday 4th July 4.30 pm Term ends for choristers

Downloads

Here you can download everything you need to know about Westminster Cathedral Choir School from registration forms, 7+/8+ sample papers, inspection reports, reading lists, syllabuses, handbooks and policies.


Need more information?

Please contact the Head Master’s PA & Registrar, Miss Lucy Auger

Tel 020 7931 6099 Email lauger@choirschool.com

WCCS this Week

Saturday 9th September  
2.30 pm – 8.00 pm Probationer and chorister activity
  N.B. No prob / chorister visiting today
Sunday 10th September  
10.30 am Solemn Mass, Cathedral
11.45 am Parents’ coffee, Refectory
3.30 pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction, Cathedral
4.30 pm – 8.00 pm Visiting
Monday 11th September Chamber music & orchestras begin
7.30 am – 8.20 am Basketball club, external coach, Westminster Sports Hall
7.30 am – 8.20 am Table tennis club, external coach, Westminster Sports Hall
8.30 am Staff briefing
8.50 am Head Master’s assembly, Clergy House Library
1.20 pm Orchestra (full), conference room
1.20 pm Training orchestra (strings), room 10
1.20 pm Training orchestra (brass & woodwind), boarders’ common room
3.50 pm – 4.50 pm Football & sports club, Coach Zach, Pre-Prep
4.00 Prep staff meeting: CAT tests
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Debating club, external coach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Karate Club, Renshi Alex
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Junior football club, Coach Zach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Junior drama club, external coach
6.00 pm Reception & Yr 3 parents’ info evening, Pre-Prep dining rm
Tuesday 12th September  
8.15 am Gallery Choir, Clergy House Library
8.50 am Form assemblies
9.30 am – 11.00 am Open morning for pre-prep prospective parents
10.25 am Junior strings, boarders’ common room
11.00 am Senior strings, Yrs 6/7 dorm
11.00 am Chorister trio, boarders’ common room
11.30 am Weekly Cathedral Music Dept / School meeting
1.20 pm Flute group, Yr 8 dorm
1.20 pm Clarinet group, room 10
3.50 pm – 4.50 pm Drama club, Miss Ali, Pre-Prep
4.00 pm Pre-Prep staff meeting
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Day boy detention
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Magic club, external coach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Senior football club, coach Zach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Fencing club, Jonathan Weekes
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Cross country club, Mr Williams
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Yoga club, external coach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Newspaper club, Mr Kellaway
4.15 pm – 6.00 pm Head Master’s appointments with parents
5.30 pm Boarding staff meeting
Wednesday 13th September  
7.45 am SMT meeting, Head’s office
8.15 am Gallery Choir, room 10
8.50 am – 9.50 am Chorister song school
11.00 am Baroque trio, Yr 8 dorm
11.00 am Brass group, boarders’ common room
12.00 pm Funeral Mass for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm U13 football tournament, Trinity Fields
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm Year 5 v Garden House, Battersea Park
3.50 pm – 4.50 pm Creative club, Miss Zoe, Pre-Prep
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Fencing club, Jonathan Weekes
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Judo club, Coach Marius
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm British military fitness club, external coach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Video game design, external coach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Beginners German club, Miss Higgie
7.00 pm PA new parents’ drinks reception, refectory
Thursday 14th September The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Chorister non-singing day
8.15 am Gallery Choir, room 10
8.45 am PA meeting, refectory
8.50 am School assembly, Clergy House Library
11.00 am Day boy trio, boarders’ common room
3.50 pm – 4.50 pm Lego club, Miss Juliet, Pre-Prep
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Art club, Miss Auger
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Mad science club, Miss Marshall
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Airfix club, Mr MacGreevy
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Senior drama club, external coach
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Intermediate football club, Coach Zach
4.15 pm – 6.00 pm Head Master’s appointments with parents
Friday 15th September  
8.15 am School Choir, Clergy House Library
8.50 am Form assemblies
2.00 pm – 4.15 pm Year 4 v Northcote Lodge, Wandsworth Common
Saturday 16th September  
11.00 am – 8.00 pm Probationer visiting
2.30 pm – 8.00 pm Chorister visiting / outing
Sunday 17th September 24th Sunday of the Year
10.30 am Solemn Mass, Cathedral
11.45 am Parents’ coffee, Refectory
3.30 pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction, Cathedral
4.30 pm – 8.00 pm Visiting

This week's menu

  Breakfast
(Choristers)
Lunch
(All boys)
Supper
(Choristers)
Saturday Pancakes, greek yogurt and Maple Syrup Southern fried chicken served with coleslaw and sweet corn salad

Lemon meringue roulade
Quiche lorraine served with crunchy green salad

Homemade biscuits
Sunday Ham and cheese toast Roasted lamb served with gravy, roasted potatoes, spinach gratin and carrots

Chocolate tart
Garlic and rosemary beef skewers on chilli ginger rice, stir-fry bak choy, chestnut mushrooms and carrots

Fruit bowl
Monday Eggs and Toast Amatriciana sauce served with penne, parmigiano-reggiano, crunchy gem lettuce, cucumber and black olives salad

Banana cake
Pork belly served with roast potatoes and fine beans

Baked custard tarts
Tuesday Sausages and Toast Lemon and fresh thyme chicken served with potato wedges, gravy and peas

Apple crumble
Rump steaks served with chunky chips and watercress salad

Cheeseboard
Wednesday Porridge and golden syrup Jamie’s chilli con carne served with tortilla chips, rice, cucumber, cos lettuce and cucumber salad

Mississippi mud pie
Panko goujon served with sautéed potatoes and peas

Chocolate muffins
Thursday Bacon Butties Chicken and broccoli stir-fry with egg noodles and mange tout

Eton mess
Slow roasted brisket served in bun with coleslaw and sweet corn

Fruit platter
Friday Bagel, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs Crispy jacket potato served with baked beans, cheese or tuna mayonnaise, crunchy shredded cos lettuce and cucumber salad

Banoffee pie
Homemade pizza, tomato, cucumber, olives and basil salad

Carmel slice
Saturday Pancakes, greek yogurt and Maple Syrup Macaroni cheese served with homemade bread rolls, green lettuce and cucumber salad

Chocolate cake
Croque monsieur served with tomato soup and homemade bread roll

Fruit yoghurts
Sunday Ham and cheese toast Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, roast potatoes, tender steam broccoli and carrots

Purple yam cake
Shepherd’s pie served with peas

Vanilla shortbread

Open Morning & Visits

By far the best way to see WCCS in action is to come on an open morning. You can observe classes, and meet the boys, academic staff and Head Master.

Open morning for prospective day boys in Reception

Parents looking for a Reception place in our new pre-prep, from 2018 onwards, may like to join us on the following dates.

  • Tuesday 3rd October, 9.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Tuesday 21st November, 9.30 am – 11.00 am

Please contact the Director of Admissions, Miss Lucy Auger, to register.
Tel 020 7798 9081 Email lauger@choirschool.com

Open morning for prospective day boys at 7+ / 8+

Parents looking for places from 2018 onwards may like to join us on the following dates.

  • Tuesday 19th September, 9.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Tuesday 10th October, 9.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Tuesday 14th November, 9.30 am – 11.00 am

Please contact the Director of Admissions, Miss Lucy Auger, to register.
Tel 020 7798 9081 Email lauger@choirschool.com

Your son is most welcome.

You can download a day boy registration form here.

Visits for chorister places at 8+

Parents considering a chorister place for their son, and who would like a tour of the School and boarding facilities, should contact the Director of Admissions, Miss Lucy Auger.
Tel 020 7798 9081 Email lauger@choirschool.com

You can download a chorister registration form here.