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.
Dates for your diary
The Battle beyond the Balcony
Tuesday 7th, Thursday 9th &
Friday 10th July
Big Band & BBQ
Monday 13th July
OPEN EVENING FOR YEAR 7 ENTRY
Our Open Evening for prospective girls wishing to join the school in September 2016 will be held on JULY 8thfrom 5:30 until 8pm. Please come along and see our school, talk to students and get a feel for our light and friendly environment. You will have the opportunity to look at the exercise books of present students and there will be talks from the headteacher at three points during the evening. Subject staff will be available in their subject areas and there are activities for visiting girls. You can have a guided tour with a student or use our 'self drive' tour guide and look around on your own. Prospectuses will be available as will CSSE forms for 11+ applications. Come along, ask questions and see for yourself what great opportunities we have on offer.
Please click here for the link to the CSSE for 11+ entries
Please click here for transport information
News from China
Great news from China. Our athletics team came 8th in the world, at the World Schools Athletics Games.
Dozens of countries were represented and for our school to achieve so highly is a fantastic achievement. Many of the girls achieved personal bests and they all gave everything they had. Well done to each and every one and to the staff. The boys' school came 8th and again did really well to get such a high placing. Spain won the girls competition and Portugal won the boys.
Wednesday was a sweltering day and a warm evening. It was also our summer concert event. It was a lovely evening on many levels and great to see beginners getting experience of performing alongside our more experienced performers. It is daunting to stand in front of an audience and the students did very well indeed.
Well done to them all and grateful thanks to the staff who give up their time to support students outside of lessons. Congratulations to Rebecca Rimmington who won the Concerto Award for her outstanding performance.
The Battle Beyond the Balcony - Tickets still available !
The cost of the tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions (16 and under and OAP's).
Tuesday 7th July - 7pm @ The Beecroft Gallery in Southend-on-Sea
Thursday 9th July - 7pm @ The Beecroft Gallery in Southend-on-Sea
Friday 10th July - 7pm @ The Beecroft Gallery in Southend-on-Sea
Tickets can be purchased from the school bank or from the link below.
Hairspray Sound File
Please listen to this sound file which is the second rehearsal for 'Hairspray'.