Westcliff High School for Girls

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County Essex
Address Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BS
Type Girls Grammar School
Pupils 1,044
Places in Year 7 150
Open Days July
Competition 5-6 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
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.