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
    Good luck to all students collecting their A Level results today!
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @whsg_biology
    Attn: WHSG students in years 10-13: sign up for Operating Theatre Live workshop on 26th September. A school comms has been sent to all contacts of these year groups. 1st come 1st serve via parent pay £26. Event info: Mr King
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @HealthForTeens1
    Changes in the weather, as we are experiencing with the heat this week, as well as not staying hydrated can be causes of migraines. Find out a few more of the triggers here-
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    Westcliff High School for Girls awarded Computer Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education: 5th July 2019
  • @whsg1920
    WHSG are very pleased to be awarded Enhanced Healthy Schools status in recognition for the support that is given to supporting our students well-being, physical and emotional development.
  • @whsg1920
    Good luck to all our Challengers who headed out on Sunday to Madagascar for the 2019 World Challenge! We hope you enjoy every second!
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @whsg_biology
    Do your bit for nature this summer: Join in with the Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for (ends on the 11th August)
  • @whsg1920
    Wishing all students and staff a happy summer holiday. May you find time to rest, recuperate and have some fun. For all of those receiving their exam results over the holidays we hope your hard work has paid off.
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @SouthendYMayor
    Hi everyone, I'm the newly elected press officer of the Southend Youth Council . I look forward to using this platform to help spread awareness of the youth council and the activities we are engaged in. Please feel free to message me with any questions and feedback!
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @WhsgScience
    Goodbye and happy retirement to two fantastic teachers Mrs Larkin and Mrs Cobb. We also say farewell to Miss Bass a fantastic science technician.
  • @whsg1920
    Good luck to the Year 9 girls out on their expedition!
  • @whsg1920 retweeted @EducateSouthend
    Have you read the latest newsletter from our Science Learning Partnership? CPD booking now, networking opps, events & funding for local schools:
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