Westcliff High School for Girls
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|Address||Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BS|
|Type||Girls Grammar School|
|Places in Year 7||150|
|Competition||5-6 applicants for every place|
|Exam Format||Essex 11 Plus CSSE|
Information about the school – Westcliff High School for Girls
Westcliff High School for Girls is a slightly larger-than-average secondary school. It is one of four grammar schools in the area that select students by ability. It gained specialist status in science and engineering in 2003. Students join this oversubscribed school from a wide range of primary schools in a wide geographical area. The large majority of students are of White British heritage. Many other ethnic groups are represented and the proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is similar to that found nationally. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is below that found nationally and all speak English fluently. Eligibility for free school meals is much lower than average. The number of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities is lower than average. The sixth form includes students who transfer from other schools including a few boys. The school has achieved a number of awards including National Healthy Schools Status and The Diana Award.