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Westcliff High School for Boys

Westcliff High School for Boys

Established in 1920, Westcliff High School for Boys, located in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, is a grammar school for boys with academy status. The school boasts a strong emphasis on humanities and STEM subjects, providing students with a well-rounded and comprehensive curriculum to prepare them for adult life and future career choices.

Beyond the core subjects of science, technology, engineering, and maths, the school ensures a broad education by including modern languages, arts, religious studies, and English in its curriculum. Recognizing the importance of extracurricular activities in students' overall well-being and success, Westcliff High School for Boys offers a diverse and ever-evolving extracurricular program.

Sports play a vital role in the extracurricular offerings, catering to students of all ages and abilities, with opportunities for participation in local, regional, and national competitions. The school extends its extracurricular reach to encompass drama clubs, musical choirs, poetry, robotics, and charity fundraising activities.

Fostering a sense of community, the school encourages students to pursue academic interests beyond the curriculum and emphasizes continuous personal growth and improvement. Core values such as personal integrity, collaboration, support, and mutual respect are instilled to shape mindful and open-minded individuals with a strong foundation in mental health. The school places a significant focus on pastoral care, ensuring the well-being of each pupil.

With remarkable achievements, Westcliff High School for Boys consistently excels in exams, earning an "Outstanding" score from Ofsted, a testament to its commitment to academic excellence and holistic student development.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The catchment area for Westcliff High School for Boys prioritizes admission based on location and proximity to the school. This encompasses 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:
5 - 6 applicants for every place
Westcliff High School for Boys, Kenilworth Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BP, 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 Westcliff 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.

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