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Southend High School for Boys

Southend High School for Boys

Founded in 1895, Southend High School for Boys is a selective grammar school located in Prittlewell in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. With academy status, the school provides education for boys aged 11 to 18.

Adhering to the national curriculum, Southend High School for Boys places a paramount focus on cultivating academic excellence. The systematic evaluation of students' progress is geared toward nurturing strategic thinkers and independent learners. Parental involvement is highly encouraged to actively engage in their child's learning journey, fostering a strong foundation in English, sciences, and mathematics.

Actively promoting education beyond the classroom, Southend High School for Boys offers a diverse array of extracurricular clubs, including film clubs, board games, geography society, basketball, and more.

The school is dedicated to nurturing talent and providing academic challenges while ensuring students' satisfaction and happiness. High expectations are set for boys, emphasizing full participation in the learning process through attendance, completion of assignments, engagement in group projects, asking questions, and leveraging opportunities for personal growth. The school has implemented a comprehensive reward system to recognize and encourage those meeting these expectations. Additionally, to prioritize mental health and well-being, the school offers robust support and guidance programs.

Southend High School for Boys has earned an "Outstanding" score from Ofsted and takes pride in its students' achievements. With consistently high exam scores, pupils secure placements at prestigious local and international universities.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The admission priority for Southend High School for Boys is determined by the location and proximity of candidates to the school, encompassing the following postcode areas: SS0, SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, and SS9.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6 applicants for every place
Southend High School for Boys, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : English
Paper 2 : Maths

There is a single selection test in place to eliminate the necessity for students to undergo separate exams for each school to which they have submitted an application.

The 11+ assessment at Southend High School for Boys comprises two tests:

1. English, which includes sections on comprehension, applied reasoning, and creative writing.

2. Mathematics, with a concentration on topics derived from the KS2 National Curriculum.

To ensure fairness, the test scores are age-standardized, preventing older pupils from having an unfair advantage.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
21st September 2024
24th April 2024
21st June 2024 at 4pm

All candidates will receive their test results through first-class postal mail.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the CSSE (English & Mathematics). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

Why Progress Academy for 
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