Westcliff High School for Boys

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County Essex
Address Westcliff High School for Boys, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BP
Type Boys Grammar
Pupils 1,072
Places in Year 7 150
Open Days June
Competition 5-6 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Essex 11 Plus CSSE 



Description of the school – Westcliff High School for Boys

The school is average in size. Pupils come from many areas within Southend and some from further afield. The school’s socio-economic context is relatively favourable and the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well below average. As a selective school, pupils’ attainment on entry is well above the national average, but the range of ability is wider than in some other grammar schools. A very small proportion of pupils has learning difficulties or disabilities, and none has a statement of special educational need. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is average, but very few speak English as an additional language. The school has specialist status for humanities. It has recently achieved the Healthy Schools Award.