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Year 7 Entrants

The School Prospectus and other relevant admission details are available on this website.

Parents should express a preference for the School on their Local Authority's (LA) Common Application Form (either online or by post) which should be returned to the LA by the date on the application form.  Your son will need to be registered to take the 11+ exam. This is done by registering with the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) who manage the 11+ process in Essex.  Parents applying for a place at this School must also complete the CSSE's Supplementary Information Form (SIF) (either online at or by post), which must be returned to the CSSE by the date on that form.  To register please go to

Details of the Entrance Test for 2023 entry will be announced by the CSSE soon and we will share those details here when the information is available.

Further information on admission to WHSB can also be found in the Southend Borough Council booklet on Secondary School Admissions.


We recommend you also have a look at our website and in particular, the Westcliff Diary and extra-curricular pages to help introduce you to our School. 

Click on the link below to go on your Virtual Tour of WHSB.

We are also hoping to be able to have visitors to the School on Tuesday 27 June 2023 from 5pm.  Further details will posted regarding the arrangements for the evening.

Appeals (Year 7 September 2023 Entry)

Following National Offer Day on Wednesday 1 March 2023, should you wish to Appeal against Non-Admission to this School, it would be helpful if you notify the Headmaster, in writing, no later than Friday 17 March 2023.  Information about the Appeals process and Appeal documentation will then be sent out to appellants. The deadline for receipt of completed Admission Appeal documentation is Wednesday 29 March 2023.  Appeals will be held on 6, 7 & 8 June 2023.  If your Appeal documentation is received after Wednesday 29 March 2023, your Appeal may not be heard before the end of the Summer Term.

New Y7 fitting days

New Year 7's September - The School Shop will be open for fittings and purchase of school uniform on the following dates between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm

Saturday 15th July 2023

Saturday 22nd July 2023

Monday 24th July 2023

Tuesday 25th July 2023

Thursday 27th July 2023

Friday 28th July 2023

Saturday 29th July 2023

To request an appointment giving choice of date and time, please email

Uniform can be purchased on the day.

There will also be a sale table where you will be able to purchase discontinued items at a reduced price. We are only able to accept cash for these. Please also bring a suitable bag to minimise environmental waste. 

The School Shop, located in the East Basement and parking is available via the Eastwood Boulevard gates.

Items of School uniform and merchandise can also be purchased online using the following link:

For further information please go to

Second-hand Uniform

We are pleased to advise parents that the School Shop will be increasing provision of second-hand uniform. Please feel free to contact for further details if this should be of interest.