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.
Year 8 day trip to St Omer 23 September 2015
As we are all aware there has been significant disruption to crossings between the UK and Calais over recent months. We, and our coach operator Cooks, have been monitoring the situation carefully and, at present, can see no obstacle to our trip going ahead as planned. Obviously student safety is our key priority and we have chosen our destination of St Omer with great care. Cooks is an extremely experienced provider and we have used them many times over the past years. We have spoken to them about the situation in Calais and they assure us that the coach drivers are always very vigilant when using the facilities at Calais and even more so in the current period of disruption. Obviously, we will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds over the next couple of weeks and will keep all parents informed of our actions.
A/AS RESULTS 2015
"We are very proud of the outstanding results achieved by our students. They worked very hard to achieve 100% pass rate.
Our A*-B grades have increased by 5% at A2 and 6% at AS level from last year. Particular praise should go to the 24 A2 students
who achieved three or more A*/A grades which includes six students going to Oxford or Cambridge and three students into medicine.
These excellent results bear testament to all the hard work of staff and students; they are highly deserved- I couldn't be prouder."
Fiona Brierley, Head Teacher, SHSG
Leah, from Southend gained A*A*A*A in English Language, Mathematics, Psychology and General Studies.
Leah also gained an A in her Extended Project on English Language in which she was mentored by her English teacher, Mrs Osborn.
Leah is going on to read Linguistics at The University of Cambridge. Leah has been at the SHSG for seven years and was thrilled with her results.
She said "Thank you to all the teachers for all their hard work, I am so sad to leave SHSG".
Maariya, from Southend gained A*AA in Maths, Biology and Chemistry. Maariya got into her first choice to study
Medicine at Nottingham University. Medicine is one of the most competitive fields to enter and places at sought after medical schools are extremely
hard to come by. Maariya has spent years preparing for her university application, including weeks of work experience and volunteering in the medical sector.
Maariya said she was "relieved and so excited".
Eleanor, from Leigh-on-Sea gained A*A*A*A* in English Literature Politics, Media Studies and General Studies.
Eleanor will be studying English Literature at her first choice university: UEA. Her teary mum, said she felt "stunned and relieved.
We're so grateful to the school for their wonderful support and inspiring teachers". Eleanor said "I'm still in a state of ecstatic disbelief! I had moments
of self-doubt, thank you to everyone who pushed me to succeed.
Nancy, from Shoeburyness gained AAAA in History, Politics, Religious Studies and General Studies.
Nancy has gained a place to study Politics at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE). Nancy is looking forward to living
and studying in London and said she was "still in shock". Nancy has been an essential part of Southend High School for Girls head girl team
and debating team and has balanced her academic studies with supporting and representing SHSG at various events throughout the school calendar.
Lydia, from Thorpe Bay gained A*A*AA in English Literature, History, Politics and General Studies.
Lydia also gained an A* in her Extended Project during which she was mentored by the Head of Sixth Form and her politics teacher, Mr Jolley.
Lydia has gained a place to study History at her first choice university, Bristol. Lydia said "It's a bittersweet day. I've so much to look forward to but I am sad to leave".
Sophia, from Southend gained A*AA in Psychology, Politics and English Language. Sophia is over the moon to gain a place
at her favoured university to study Psychology at the University of Bath. Sophia has studied at SHSG since she was eleven years old
and said she was "so happy with my results but so sad to leave SHSG".
CSSE INFORMATION FOR YEAR 7 ENTRY
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