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Southend High School for Girls

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

Southend High School for Girls has over a hundred years of history, tradition and success – educating the brightest young minds. Southend High School for Girls is passionate about the learning and development of its students.

Southend High School for Girls is a unique school. Students and staff cherish its traditions, such as celebrating the school’s birthday just before October half term and presenting birthday presents to the school. Clocks are a popular gift! Our 1,200 students and 140 staff are joined by past pupils, governors and headteachers in the hall – singing the school’s song, Jerusalem, with gusto – a great example of the Southend High School for Girls family coming together. Once a member of the Southend High School for Girls family, always a member of the SHSG family.

Southend High School for Girls is a high-performing grammar school – academic excellence is at the core of their purpose and commitment to students and parents. Teachers are passionate about their subjects and are experts in their fields. Southend High School for Girls is unashamedly ambitious for all students and challenge them far beyond the National Curriculum. For example, in Year 7 students learn Latin and classical Greek, in addition to learning how to code in computer science. At GCSE, students can take Further Maths and Statistics, including additional subjects beyond the curriculum, such as Critical and Contextual Art. At A Level, students study four subjects and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Southend High School for Girls is far more than just great academic outcomes. Developing the whole person and seeing its Year 7s grow into confident, articulate and highly motivated young adults strong in self-belief and ready to start their next chapter after Year 13 is why we’re here.

A student’s journey at Southend High School for Girls is full of adventure, and staff encourage students to get involved. There’s something to inspire and challenge everyone. Students relish opportunities to participate in Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge expeditions, to be leaders, to perform in school shows, and to represent the school in its nationally renowned sports teams.

Southend High School for Girls is an inspiring and vibrant place, full of energy and laughter – and amazing people! It’s a school where they constantly aim to meet the challenges set out in its key principles of ensuring that everyone is safe, happy and successful.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Essex 11 +set by The Consortium Of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE).

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Southend High School for Girls

Parents often search for 11+ books relevant to Southend High School for Girls so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Girls' Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

A lot of applicants with up to 6+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

Essex 11+ set CSSE.


Southend High School for Girls, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea SS2 4UZ

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