Southend High School for Girls is a girls’ grammar school based at the eastern end of Southend. There are currently 1050 students who come from the top 26% of the ability range. 150 girls are admitted each year. The majority arrive with level 5 from KS2. There are 286 in the sixth form including 21 boys.
As a High Performing Secondary School we took on a second specialism, RAPP, which involves us in mentoring in other schools. This sits well with extensive outreach and training to which the school is committed.
We hold Investors in People status. There is a strong commitment to CPD for all staff in the school; there is rigorous training for GT’s and NQT’s as well as opportunities at middle management level.
From School Birthday to Oxbridge entrance the school has always aimed to help young women develop independent, open minds, curiosity and a keen sense of responsibility. We want them to relish their learning and their experiences, to attain a very good education and to have the resilience and strength of character to enjoy a fulfilling life and contribute to their community.