Westcliff High School for Girls
|Motto||Fide Et Fortitudine
'By fidelity and fortitude'
|Established||1920 (founded) 1931 (moved to current premises)|
|Type||grammar school, Academy|
|Headmaster||Dr Paul Hayman|
|Local authority||Southend on Sea|
|DfE URN||115339 Tables|
|Students||1050, including approximately a dozen boys|
|Gender||Girls, mixed sixth form|
The new English block was completed late 2009 and opened to pupils in the spring term of 2010. The new building has three floors and caters for English, Law, Psychology and other subjects.
On 17 May 2011, HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opened the new English block.
Westcliff is a very strong school academically, with 2006 A-level results placing the school 14th in the country. 
Westcliff High School for Girls has been recognised by Ofsted as 'outstanding' (October 2010 inspection). In 2011, 100% of GCSE students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths. [www.whsg.info]
Subjects taught at GCSE and A-level are Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English, Food Technology, French, Geography, Product Design, Graphics, History, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Religious Education, Spanish, Physical Education, Physics and Textiles.
Notable former pupils
- Prof Janet Bateley CBE, writer
- Pam Hobbs, author
- Alison Childs, Olympic diver, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
- Catherine Bishop, silver medalist, coxless pairs, 2004 Olympic Games
- Nathalie Emmanuel, actress
- Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle CBE, Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission from 1983-8, and patron of The WISE Campaign
- Annabel Port, Radio broadcaster
- Dr Eileen Rubery CB, biochemi
- Dr Fitzherber