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Westcliff High School for Boys (WHSB) is an 11–18 selective academy grammar school for boys in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England. In September 2001 the school was awarded "Beacon" status[2] for its breadth of achievements and quality of work. The school was classed as a "Humanities College" in early 2007 and received a further specialism in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on 1 April 2009.[3] The school converted to academy status in 2010.

Westcliff High School for Boys
Westcliff High School for Boys.jpg
Front entrance, viewed from the north
Address
Kenilworth Gardens

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SS0 0BP

England
Coordinates51°33′10″N 0°40′09″E / 51.5529°N 0.6693°E / 51.5529; 0.6693Coordinates: 51°33′10″N 0°40′09″E / 51.5529°N 0.6693°E / 51.5529; 0.6693
Information
Other nameWHSB
TypeSelective academy
MottoFide Et Fortitudine
(By Faith and Fortitude)
Established1920 (1920) (founded), 1926 (current premises)
Local authoritySouthend-on-Sea Borough Council
TrustWestcliff High School for Boys Limited
Department for Education URN136272 Tables
OfstedReports
ChairJon Gershinson
HeadmasterMike Skelly
GenderBoys, Co-Educational in the Sixth Form
Age range11–18
Enrolment1,156[1]
Capacity1,090[1]
Houses
  • Osprey     
  • Merlin     
  • Harrier     
  • Kestrel     
Colour(s)Crimson (Rugby), Navy (Football)
PublicationThe Westcliff Diary (termly)
AlumniOld Westcliffians
Website

Contents

HeadmastersEdit

  • 1943 - 1946, Eric Ayres
  • 1947 - 1954 or later, Henry Cloke
  • 1990 - 2012 Andrew Baker
  • 2012–present Michael Skelly

Notable Old WestcliffiansEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Westcliff High School for Boys Academy". Get information about schools. GOV.UK. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ Westcliff High School For Boys Southend-on-Sea: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Eric Sams, obituary, theguardian.com/news/2004/sep/22/guardianobituaries.obituaries
  5. ^ Profile: John Hutton, BBC News, 2005-11-03. Retrieved 2011-12-07.

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