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29 Sep 2014
Morrisons Vouchers
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29 Sep 2014
SHSG Old Girls' Reunion Lunch Saturday 18th October
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24 Sep 2014
Year 7 Parent & Pupil Maths Workshop Thursday 2nd October 6.45-8.15pm
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10 Jul 2014
Sixth Form Open Evening 5th November 2014 6.00-8.00pm
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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 your self what we have to offer at an open evening, visits morning or by appointment.

Fiona Brierley


GCSE Results

Our Key Stage 4 students were delighted to receive their GCSE results this summer. 63% of the cohort gained 8 or more A/A* grades. The Head of Key Stage, Penny Bowman, said 'I am immensely proud of all that these girls have achieved and look forward to seeing how they flourish in the sixth form.'


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A' Level Results


Students at Southend High School for Girls were excited to receive their A' level results this summer. More than seven out of ten of the grades awarded were A* - B grades and 29 students gained at least three A/A* grades. All the students have gained a place at the university of their choice and a significant number have accepted offers on a variety of courses at Oxford and Cambridge. New Headteacher, Fiona Brierley said, 'I am very pleased for our students. They and the staff have worked very hard to achieve outstanding results.' Retiring Head, Alison Clewlow said, 'It is thrilling to see the excitement as students complete their courses here and are set fair for the next phase of their lives.'


Student comments:


'I'm going to spend the rest of my life playing with dinosaurs.'


'Massive well done to everyone. It's such a relief.'


I owe SHSG such a lot. I'll always be an SHSG girl and now I'm a Cambridge undergraduate.'


'I'm so happy all the months of hard work paid off and I'm so excited about the prospect of next year.'



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