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.



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    Did you know you can raise money for our just by shopping online? 🛍️ Find out more by clicking the link!
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    Take part in and submit your poems to Mrs Giles by next Friday!
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    Check out our new guidelines for individual music lessons:
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    We’ve created a student Code of Conduct for travelling onboard trains and have been working with schools and universities across South Essex to help students prepare for their return.
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    Follow our Instagram account to see what our students and staff will be getting up to throughout the year! 📚🧑‍🏫
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    We are sending our best wishes to all the children & young people who have gone back to school this week!😊 The School Nurse Team are here to help. If you're a parent of a child aged 5-19 yrs or a young person aged 11-19 years, you can text our team📱See posters for more details
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    Welcome back to all of our students today!
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    We're delighted to launch a new challenge with ! For the 75th anniversary of Orwell's , we're challenging writers aged up to 25 to submit poems that explore political language by 25 Oct. Find writing prompts & how to enter:🐷
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    Welcome to all of our new Year 12s and Year 7s who are starting today! We can't wait to get to know you all! 😃
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    Take a look at the guidance we've been sent by C2C about travelling to school:
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    We're looking forward to seeing staff & students at our host school tomorrow & greeting colleagues in all our partner schools across the region as we carefully & safely begin returning to the education workplace. Keep washing those hands everyone
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    Congratulations to all of our students who are receiving their GCSE results today! The results this year are exceptional. We are incredibly proud of our students for these results, which reflect the hard work and commitment they have shown in their studies.
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