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  • 22/05/24

    Westcliff Drama takes to the high seas, with Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking, frolicking operetta The Pirates of Penzance

    Join us as Westcliff Drama takes to the high seas, this time with Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking, frolicking operetta The Pirates of Penzance. Pirates is surely the zippiest and most fun of these wonderful 19th century pieces, with Gilbert and Sullivan at their jolly collaborative best in n...
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  • 21/05/24

    Farewell to our Upper Sixth leavers

    On Friday we said farewell to our Upper Sixth leavers, who shared a final Year Assembly followed by an enjoyable Barbecue in the sunshine, with friends and staff. We are proud of them all and wish them well in their A Level examinations, and good luck as they move on to a new chapter. We encourag...
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  • 17/05/24

    Year 9 Winners - Rugby Essex Cup 7s Competition

    The Spring Term saw WHSB excel on the rugby field, with our Year 9 Team winning the Rugby Essex Cup 7s Competition, held at the Westcliff Rugby Club, without conceding a try throughout their group games. The team they faced in the semi-final gave tough competition, with WHSB winning in the final pla...
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  • 16/05/24

    Junior Mathematical Challenge

    Following WHSB’s success in last term’s 2024 Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (for pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11), this April our entire Year 8, and selected Year 7 pupils, took part in the Junior Mathematical Challenge, run by the UK Maths Trust. The Challenge encourages mathematical...
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  • 14/05/24

    Charity Committee - Fundraising Dodgeball Tournament for HARP and Havens Hospices

    WHSB’s new Charity Committee is now in full swing, running events to support the School’s chosen local charities for 2024/2025: HARP, Southend’s homeless charity, and Havens Hospices, which provides specialist care and support for people of all ages who are living with incurable co...
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  • 09/05/24

    Regional Final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

    On 25 April, two Year 10 pupils from WHSB participated in the 2023-2024 Regional Final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge, which took place at Southchurch High School. Sam delivered a compelling speech on the limitations of having a hearing impairment and the desire to see all schools introd...
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  • 08/05/24

    British Biology Olympiad - Upper and Lower Sixth

    The Spring Term saw Biologists from the Upper and Lower Sixth at WHSB compete in the British Biology Olympiad, an advanced problem-solving competition for A Level students. We are proud of all our students who entered this highly challenging competition which attracts the most able Biologists from a...
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  • 04/05/24

    Record results for WHSB at the 2024 Intermediate Maths Challenge (IMC)

    During last term, pupils at WHSB achieved record results in the 2024 Intermediate Maths Challenge (IMC), a national competition run by the UK Maths Trust, in which over 200,000 young people took part. A total of 195 WHSB pupils from across Years 9, 10 and 11 entered the competition, and we are proud...
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  • 03/05/24

    OPEN EVENING FOR YEAR 5 PUPILS AND PARENTS

    Opening evening for Year 5 pupils and parents - Join staff and pupils to learn more about our School. See departmental exhibitions, pupils at work, general displays, School facilities, planned developments and more. Tuesday 25 June 2024 5pm - 9pm The Headmaster will speak at 6:30pm and 7:30pm...
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  • 02/05/24

    Regional Round of the International Competition for Young Debaters

    In March, four teams of Year 10 students from Westcliff High School for Boys travelled to Cambridge University for the East of England Regional Round of the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD), a prestigious competition hosted jointly by the Cambridge and Oxford Unions. Intense and c...
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  • 01/05/24

    Finals of the “Mother Tongue, Other Tongue” Poetry Competition

    In March, eight pupils travelled to The University of Cambridge to attend the finals of the “Mother Tongue, Other Tongue” Poetry Competition. This multilingual poetry competition celebrates cultural diversity and the many languages currently spoken in secondary schools across the United...
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  • 30/04/24

    WHSB Represents School at Warhammer Age of Sigmar Mini Tournament

    Before the Easter holiday break, a team of six pupils from WHSB represented the School at the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Mini Tournament at Warhammer World, Nottingham. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, with this being the first competition experience for most of our team members. Many congr...
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