Headteacher's Welcome

We are a successful academy grammar school with high aspirations for all our students and believe strongly that building students’ learning capacity has the power to transform lives.

We have an excellent staff who support the students in all their learning and extra-curricular activities. We are a friendly school and one which provides an encouraging environment in which pupils can pursue a diverse range of activities. We have an enviable reputation for our work ethic and the school is regularly in the top 100 of all state schools for our performance at GCSE and Advanced Level.

Our reputation for our excellent pastoral care is strong and we have developed our systems to ensure that every pupil feels safe and cared for in our school so that they are able to achieve, reach their potential and face the future with confidence and high self-esteem.

We have built a strong position in the field of music and school musical productions. Over the past few years we have produced and performed a number of high quality shows including We Will Rock You, Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Chicago and Grease.

Our sporting successes have grown over the past two years. We reached the Regional Finals for both Cross Country and Athletics; we are Southend Borough Swimming Champions, Borough Rounders Champions, Borough Champions at Netball for Year 9 and Under 16 and Essex Plate Netball winners at Year 7.

Westcliff High School for Girls is a National Teaching School. This means we have been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to be a hub of excellent practice for sharing and developing the teaching profession.

All our students in Years 7-11 are girls and we are pleased to welcome boys into our Sixth Form. Entry to the school at the age of 11 is through selection tests administered by the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE). Details of the application process can be found in a link above.

Thank you for your interest in our school and I encourage you to have a look round our website and gain an insight into Westcliff High School for Girls and the wonderful education it offers.



  • @whsg1920
    WHSG would like to wish all our staff and students a restful summer break, and are looking forward to welcoming you all back in September!
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @amessd_southend
    I also visited Westcliff High School for Girls who have continued their incredibly high standards of education throughout the pandemic. Was delighted that I had the opportunity to see the school’s brilliant new East Wing.
  • @whsg1920
    Come and watch our virtual festival on our WHSG Music YouTube Channel tonight at 7pm!
  • @whsg1920
    Woohoo! Well done Blessing!!
  • @whsg1920
    We are proud to have one of our students in the virtual final tonight! Good luck Blessing!
  • @whsg1920
    Boris Johnson to address school leavers Friday 10 July 10am. The PM will address all school leavers, broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. Please encourage your final year children to tune in! Recordings of the address will be available on both platforms.
  • @whsg1920
    Pop over to Facebook tonight for a virtual piano recital. View all our students' performances over lockdown on our WHSG Music YouTube channel
  • @whsg1920
    the ensembles - sheet music & play-along tracks, along with the Google Drive folder (upload your final recording here). More info can be found on the poster below & if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Daniels. We can't wait to see your performances!
  • @whsg1920
    instrumental, strings or vocal, or you can submit a solo, duet or other ensemble performance (these will be auditioned depending the number of submissions). To take part, please join the Music Ensembles Google Classroom - iorjedv - where you can find all of the resources for
  • @whsg1920
    After the huge success of our Virtual Live Lounge, we are hoping to showcase more superb musical performances from our WHSG students in a Virtual Summer Concert. It is your last chance to get involved (deadline FRIDAY 10th JULY) by performing with one of our virtual ensembles:
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @InfoBeardwell
    We are pleased to announce that 1st floor refurbishment works at Westcliff High School for Girls started this week and we look forward working with the school again!
  • @whsg1920
    The students that have been coming in to school have been busy paying tributes in chalk on the playground floor.
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