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You can find out about some of the exciting events that have happened at Southend High School for Girls in recent weeks below.  If the event is older then you may be able to find it by selecting the archive button below. 

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  • Candy Making Masterclass

    Published 14/11/17
    On Saturday 11th November, our year 11 food technology class participated in a Candy Making Masterclass at Spun Candy in Spitalfields Market. This involved exploring the history and science behind confectionery making. The staff explained the method
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  • SHSG Students at National Conference

    Published 14/11/17
    Well-being and good mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos at SHSG, so that our children and young people, supported by their teachers , can build confidence and flourish. In September, Year 7 took part in a Flexible Friday dedicated
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  • Bollywood Dancing & Hindi at St Mary's

    Published 03/11/17
      On Friday 20th October, to coincide with Diwali, a small group of Year 11 and Year 13 students from Southend High School for Girls spent the afternoon with Year 5 pupils and their teachers at St Mary's Prittlewell Church of England Prim
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  • Happy Birthday SHSG

    Published 20/10/17
    Not just another day at Southend High School for Girls. Today is Southend High School for Girls' 104th Birthday. It is a day of celebration where students take a break from study and have time to reflect on what the school has meant to the tho
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  • Novem Consort - "A choir of angels"

    Published 18/10/17

    Novem Consort formed in September 2015 at Southend High School for Girls, Essex. Rehearsing together for just thirty minutes each week, the students work hard to learn demanding classical unaccompanied repertoire for performances in school and beyond, as well as competing in local and national music festivals where they have enjoyed great success this year. Highlights of the year have included receiving The Claire Singers Award for Most Moving Choral Performance at the Southend Music Festival, and their recent performance at the National Festival of Music for Youth at Birmingham Town Hall. The members of Novem Consort change each year with the departure of Year 13 students to University, therefore the dynamics of the ensemble are always changing. Our current members include two members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and a student at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

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  • Success for SHSG Netball Teams

    Published 13/10/17
    Outstanding performances by the under 14 and 16 netball teams last week in the pre-county netball tournament means that both teams qualified comfortably for the County Tournament on Sunday 19th November at the Gilberd School in Colchester.  Neit
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  • Drama & Music Project with Alleyn Court School

    Published 04/10/17

    On Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th  October 40 year 4 students came to Southend High School for Girls from Alleyn Court with their teachers. They were rehearsing for a drama/music project on Internet Safety with SHSG’s Year 9 Drama students. 


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  • German Exchange

    Published 29/09/17
    It has been a delight to welcome our German partner school from Münster who are with us this week.  The students are enjoying their time with SHSG students and their families, visiting London and also seeing the contrast betw
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  • Record breaking GCSE Results

    Published 24/08/17

    Year 11 has achieved the best GCSE results (in terms of % A* and A grades) for many years.  70% of all GCSEs taken by this year group have achieved an A* or an A.  This is a significant increase from last year and even beats the summer 2015 total by more that 3 percentage points.  Well done Year 11, this is an exceptional achievement!  Within this total, nearly a quarter of students (35) achieved all A* or A grades (or 9, 8 or 7 for English and Maths).  National predictions for the elusive grade 9 suggested that only a few per cent in each cohort will achieve this gold standard of GCSE in English and Maths (the nicknamed A**).  Well, Year 11 bucked this trend by achieving 26 grade 9s in English Language (18%), 16 in English Literature (11%) and 23 in Mathematics (15%).   Well done to those students and these departments for delivering these marvellous results.  In other benchmarks their success continues, they have achieved 100% 5 A-C grades (or 9-4) including English and Maths and have scored an average grade of an A per GCSE.

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  • 75% A*-B at A level - Well done Year 13

    Published 17/08/17

    Year on year the students of Southend High School for Girls Sixth Form deliver excellent A level examination results.  Our exiting year 13 are no exception, with 75% of all results being A*, A or B grade.  Within this impressive headline are a number of other significantly important statistics.  This year group have continued the SHSG 100% A level pass rate for yet another year, 5 students gained entrance to Oxford/ Cambridge, 6 more into Medicine and one to a prestigious US University.  A significant number of students (23) performed incredibly to achieve an A or A* grade in each of their subjects, 3 students even achieved the ultimate academic accolade of A* grades in all of their subjects.  43% of all examinations taken were graded as A or A* and more than one third of all students were awarded an A* (the highest grade possible) in at least one of their subjects.  This illustrates something that we have known all along about this year group; that their success is shared across the whole student body and not just concentrated on a few stellar performances.  It also shows that our students can excel in any subject that they put their mind to with A*s being awarded in 21 different subjects.  Add in our EPQ results and the number of A*s and As grows even higher.

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  • Cancelled - DofE Silver

    Published 21/07/17
    Please note that the DofE Silver which was scheduled for September has now been cancelled due to staff illness.
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  • Boss of the South

    Published 20/07/17
    We’d like to congratulate our top ten students in the MangaHigh competition, who earned some amazingly high scores to claim their places in the Hall of Fame. Our students earned an amazing victory in the Mathematics online competition f
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