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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.

Documents

General Documents Date  
Approved Shoe Styles 25th Sep 2018 Download
My Child at School Presentation 20th Sep 2018 Download

Twitter

  • @whsg1920
    Flower power in art https://t.co/3vZeKSjPHs
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @tixEssexEAnglia
    "THE ESCAPE (TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2018)", Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens on Tue 16 Oct 2018 7.00PM, tickets:https://t.co/6BfUZMWhlS
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @tixEssexEAnglia
    "CHARITY WEEK FASHION SHOW (THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018)", Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens on Thu 11 Oct 2018 7.30PM, tickets:https://t.co/nlmKmKAhQX
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @tixEssexEAnglia
    "CHARITY WEEK QUIZ NIGHT (THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER)", Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens on Thu 18 Oct 2018 6.30PM, tickets:https://t.co/iCgy3FMPby
  • @whsg1920
    TAS Thames Estuary has invited 4 schools to enter student work for an Art Exhibit: , Sweyne Park, SHSG & . @ The Old Fire Station Arts Centre, Hadleigh. Sat 6th October 2018, 1.30-4.30 pm & Sun 7th October 2018, 10.30 am-4 https://t.co/ismbELAecC Entry.
  • @whsg1920
    Well done to all the children who sat the 11+ this morning.
  • @whsg1920
    RS and History Teacher (Maternity cover), Westcliff High School for Girls, Essex https://t.co/6wv9IPo6pH
  • @whsg1920
    Year 8 Student Shirel made an eye-opening trip to Kenya in the summer, where she donated funds she raised to help children staying in a children's home. https://t.co/T87R1XYPJz
  • @whsg1920
    Year 8 Student Shirel made an eye-opening trip to Kenya in the summer, where she donated funds she raised to help children staying in a children's home.
  • @whsg1920
    Mr Gardner is pleased to report it has been a successful weekend. All students are now ready for the assessment. We hope the weather is as good! https://t.co/uUw16cOItW
  • @whsg1920
    Please take a look at this free useful guide for online safety for parents and carers. https://t.co/7Gw6hojZtL
  • @whsg1920
    Some of this week’s great art pieces https://t.co/171dmM6Bw5
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