School profile

Westcliff High School for Girls

We are a successful academy grammar school with high aspirations for all our students and believe strongly that building students’ learning capacity has the power to transform lives.

We have an excellent staff who support the students in all their learning and extra-curricular activities. We are a friendly school and one which provides an encouraging environment in which pupils can pursue a diverse range of activities. We have an enviable reputation for our work ethic and the school is regularly in the top 100 of all state schools for our performance at GCSE and Advanced Level.

Westcliff High School for Girls is a National Teaching School. This means we have been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to be a hub of excellent practice for sharing and developing the teaching profession.

About our school experience

The visit will be 1 day (starting around 8.15am). You do not need to undergo a DBS check. We ask that all visitors are considering teaching as a career and have an understanding of the routes into teaching.
Start and finish times
8.15am to 3.30pm - Flexible

Please ask at time of request.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

No denim, shorts, trainers, flip flops.

Teacher training

Essex & Thames SCITT

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • They must be seriously considering a career in teaching.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer visits throughout the year, however around mocks/exam times there will be no availability.

We generally are able to accommodate 2 visits per department each half term.

School experience type
In school


Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0BS
Map showing Westcliff High School for Girls

Not available on site

Surrounding residential roads.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0BS
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Physics