Important Notices

News - Open Evening

Westcliff High School for Girls
An Academy Grammar School and
National Teaching School

Tuesday 11th July 2017
Headteacher’s talks at
6.00pm, 7.00pm and 8.00pm

openeve 2017

“In this outstanding school,
students achieve both academic 
excellence and develop 

exceptional personal qualities”

Ofsted 2010

At Westcliff High School for Girls learning is facilitated by experienced and specialist teachers with every student encouraged and supported to achieve their potential.

In 2016 100% of our students gained 5(+) A*-C grades at GCSE, and 78% of A Level grades were at A*-B.

Kenilworth Gardens,
Westcliff on Sea, SS0 0BS

Tel: 01702 476026
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News - Year 7 Admissions

Parents of pupils allocated a place at Westcliff High School for Girls will receive a welcome pack from the school within a few weeks following National Offer Day (Wednesday, 1 March 2017).

Please note that our Year 7 Induction Day will be on Monday, 10 July 2017 and it is an expectation that all prospective pupils will attend.

Westcliff High School for Girls is unable to deal with queries relating to our waiting list for school places in Year 7 for September 2017.  Parents should contact the Local Authority where they live:

                Southend Schools Admissions Service: 01702 212934/215007

                Essex County Council, Planning and Admissions Service: 0345 6032200

                London Borough of Havering Admissions Service: 01708 434600, option 4

                London Borough of Redbridge Admissions Service: 020 8708 3129

Any parent whose child is refused a place has the right to appeal providing you have named this school as one of your choices. 

Admission appeals information is available by written request from the school. The school will then reply to your request and send you a Notice of Appeal Form to complete.  The deadline for receipt of completed admission appeal documentation is Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 10.00 a.m.  Appeal Hearings will be heard no later than Wednesday 21 June 2017.

The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will write to you at least 10 days in advance of the hearing to give notice of the venue, time and date of your appeal.

Appeal documentation received after 19 April 2017 may not be heard before the end of the Summer Term.

NB. Once your daughter's details have been uploaded onto our database, ALL emergency contacts will receive a text message as acknowledgement.  There is no need to take any action. Your additional contacts will not receive any further messages unless it is an emergency and we are unable to contact yourself. 

News - Examination Results and Collection

Please visit our Examinations Webpage for more information regarding:

- Examination Results Collection

- Results Collection Authorisation Form

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Welcome to the website of Westcliff High School for Girls


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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