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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 2022 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.


Due to COVID 19 restrictions, our annual Transfer to Secondary School Open Evening for students currently in Year 5 is going to be replaced with a virtual tour of the school. 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.



Appeals (Year 7 September 2021 Entry)

Following National Offer Day on Monday 1 March 2021, 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 Monday 15 March 2021.  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 Thursday 1 April 2021.  Appeals will be held on 8, 9 & 10 June 2021.  If your Appeal documentation is received after 1 April 2021, your Appeal may not be heard before the end of the Summer Term.