100 Photo School in Background (2)

This year is a very exciting year for Westcliff High School for Girls as we celebrate 100 years since the School opened its doors to pupils. Our current Year 7 are the 100th intake of pupils and we have a variety of events taking place throughout the year to mark such a significant milestone.




Centenary Celebrations

Details of our Centenary events open to the wider school community will be shared here. We hope to see as many current and former pupils, staff and parents join us throughout the year as we celebrate 100 years of WHSG.

Please contact if you would like to find out more about our programme of events.


Cen-tea-nary Celebrations with Centenarian at Westcliff High School For Girls 

Afternon Tea March 7 2020 (2)Past pupils enjoyed stepping back into the old school at the school’s Centenary Afternoon Tea held in March.  Guests all enjoyed an afternoon of free flowing tea and delicious food and were able to browse the display of archive photos befAfternon Tea March 7 2020 (19)ore taking a tour of the school.   

Guests ranged from current Year 7 pupils, who formed the 100th intake for the school, and past pupils from across the decades.  Almost every decade was represented with a very special visit from centenarian Peggy Hazell who was the most senior past pupil at 102. Peggy was accompanied by her two granddaughters, who also attended WHSG, and she was instantly able to identify herself in the 1931 school photo! 

Afternon Tea March 7 2020 (3)It was fantastic to see so many pupils from past and present join us to celebrate such an important milestone in the history of the school.  We are most grateful to the PTA for helping with the refreshments and our team of Sixth Form Prefects who did a sterling job as waiters, waitresses and tour guides. We are also grateful to our catering suppliers Rayners and Thomas Ridley who donated cakes and sandwiches which enables us to keep costs to a minimum. 

Should COVID-19 restrictions allow, we hope to hold another Afternoon Tea in Spring 2021. For full details of forthcoming events, email or call Lucy Lock on 01702 476026 ext 223.   


Centenary Ball with BTMKWHSG Centenary Ball - Kindly Sponsored by BTMK -  Rescheduled to May 2021

Join us at Southend's hottest new venue, The Boundary, and help us celebrate 100 years of WHSG in style. Kindly sponsored by BTMK Solicitors, this black tie event includes live entertainment, drinks reception and a 3 course meal and is open to past pupils and their families, parents of current pupils and staff. Tables of 10 £500 or £60 per person. Tickets are selling fast so to reserve your tickets complete and return the booking form below or email for further details. 








Joint Garden Party with Westcliff High School For Boys - Rescheduled to Saturday 21st June 2021

Save the date for this joint celebration as Westcliff High School For Girls and Westcliff High School For Boys join forces to commemorate 100 years. A fun day for all the family with stalls and a programme of events showcasing the talented pupils from both schools. Full timings and schedule to follow

Centenary Bag Natural Bag Company

Centenary Jute Shopper

High quality, ethically produced jute shopper bag with royal blue trim featuring Centenary logo. Height 30cm x Width 30cm. To order your bag simply complete and return the form below or current pupils can pay via ParentPay. Only £5 plus P&P. Limited edition so order yours today!

We are very excited to be collaborating with local historical author, Judith Williams, who will be writing a book about our school’s history. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with their contributions.

If you would like to kept informed of the release of the book please email


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Centenary Ball Flyer 16th Oct 2019 Download
Centenary Bag Order Form 14th Sep 2020 Download
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