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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




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Young Women from SHSG Learn to Aim High at Cambridge University

On 1st and 2nd July, four students from SHSG Sixth Form attended a potentially life-changing event at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Pathways to Success, an aspiration-raising conference, introduces high-achieving young women from schools across the UK to meet with students, graduates and staff at Cambridge University. The girls were among a group of nearly 100 top students from 25 schools, who were selected to attend the event based on their academic excellence.

Year 12 student, Molly Williams, was impressed by the event. "There are lots of Oxbridge myths so I particularly enjoyed talking to Cambridge students to find out what university life is really like."

Mrs Brown, the Assistant Director of SHSG Sixth Form accompanied the students. "The admissions tutors and students at Murray Edwards were superb at demystifying the Cambridge application process. The skills, advice and confidence our four students gained will be invaluable when they make their university."

SHSG Cultural Ambassadors at Village Green

SETSA/Royal Opera House Bridge cultural ambassadors attended Village Green, the next generation arts and cultural festival for schools on Friday 10th July 2015. The students had a great time watching the performances and taking part in the activities on offer. They filmed their day and edited over two hours of raw footage into this taster of a wonderful day that brought together students of all ages from Southend.  Please take a look at this VIDEO.



Hairspray Sound File

Please listen to this sound file which is the second rehearsal for 'Hairspray'.

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