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27 Feb 2015
Year 13 Parentsí Consultation Evening, Wednesday 18th March 2015 5.30pm to 8pm
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25 Feb 2015
11+ Familiarisation Classes at SHSG for Year 5 Girls
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06 Feb 2015
BBC Radio 2 500 Words Creative Writing Competition
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03 Feb 2015
Sixth Form Applications
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11 Dec 2014
School closure in event of extreme weather conditions
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23 Oct 2014
Department for Education Advice
Advice for parents/guardians re Ebola Virus...
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We are now recruiting for teacher training


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It is a great privilege to be the Headteacher of this outstanding school and to welcome you to our website. For over 100 years SHSG has been supporting young women to develop independence, open minds, curiosity and a keen sense of responsibility. In the sixth form we are pleased to welcome boys and new girls and are delighted that they quickly become part of our school community.

The quality of teaching is at the heart of an outstanding school. At SHSG teaching staff and support staff work closely together to ensure that students have the best opportunities possible. The curriculum is innovative and challenging and is delivered by expert teachers. We have high expectations and our students achieve excellence in external examinations.

Southend High School for Girls is an academic school plus! We offer an enviable range of extra curricular activities both in and outside school, music, drama, sports, enterprise, debating, trips, world challenge, engineering to name but a few. The range and quality of our academic achievement and extra curricular activities are a testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of both students and staff.

We know that academic achievement and other successes are based on students well being - their happiness. SHSG provides a supportive environment in which students can flourish and reach their potential. We are proud to be known as a caring school, promoting self confidence and valuing each and every member of our school community. SHSG students leave well qualified, well skilled, well equipped and confident to face the exciting futures ahead of them.

Please delve further into these pages to gain an insight into the school and the excellent education offered at SHSG. However, it is difficult to convey the unique character of SHSG in words and pictures. We invite you to see for yourself what we have to offer at an open evening, visits morning or by appointment.

Fiona Brierley, Headteacher




Your daughter will have received a parental questionnaire for you to fill out.  Some of the questionnaires have been sent to us for an incorrect school.  If you have received an incorrect questionnaire, please return it to school and we will let you have the correct SHSG version.  Could you kindly take the time to fill this in - your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 


World Book Day  Thursday 5th March 2015

World Book Day 2015 is on Thursday 5th March and to mark the occasion we will have a visit from the author Sue Hampton on Friday 6th March. Sue has written more than twenty books for children and teenagers and two adult novels. Sue will be speaking to all students in years 7 and 8 and running creative writing sessions for selected students.

There will be an opportunity for all students who wish to, to buy books signed by the author at break or lunchtime. A full list of Sue's titles and the prices can be found on her website

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading. All students will be given a World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at

Charity Week Friday 6th March - Friday 13th March 2015


BBC National League Tables best GCSE results
The table lists the top 100 schools in England with the best results at GCSE.
(34th) Southend High School for Girls

A* - C 100%

SHSG voted 10th in 'School Sport' magazine's 'Top 30 Best State Sports Schools of 2014

The top 30 list 'reflects competitive achievement in a range of sports throughout 2014 and honours those schools that take competition especially seriously'. The competition is 'based on 20 different sports and more than 120 different national competitions with more weighting being given to success in a range of sports'. Congratulations to all pupils who competed during 2014 and have given the school this recognition.





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