Shoeburyness High School is a co-educational academy located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The school educates approximately 1650 students aged between 11 and 18. The school has Technology College status and gained academy status in 2011. A CAD/CAM Centre was also developed the same year. Shoeburyness High School offers a broad range of subjects and offers an extended school service, running extra-curricular activities for Shoeburyness pupils and students from other schools.
Address: Shoeburyness High School, Caulfield Road, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 9LL
Admissions Info: [email protected], or (01702) 292286
School Type: Co-educational academy
Number of pupils: 1650 (approx.)
Number of places in year 7: 310
Open day date: July
Exam date: September
Exam board type: CSSE (Essex 11 Plus)
Each year, Shoeburyness High School admits approximately 310 students into Year 7. The school acts as its own admissions authority to ensure that all applicants to the school are considered fairly.
In cases where there are more Year 7 applicants than available places, the school gives priority to children with a statement of special educational needs (SEN), or Education, Health and Care (EHC) places. The school then gives priority to:
For more information on the school’s admissions process, please visit the admissions pages on their website.
Before applying for a Year 7 place at Shoeburyness High School, parents and pupils are invited to visit the school during its Open Evening, which take place in September. At the event, students and parents will have the chance to meet staff members and some current pupils.
To apply for a Year 7 school place at the school, parents need to complete two forms. Firstly, the CSSE registration form should be completed online at the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) website, here.
Parents then need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which is also available from the CSSE website.
All parents living in Essex need to state their child’s preferred secondary schools on the Essex Common Application Form (CAF), too. This can be completed by hand on the paper form supplied in the LEA Secondary School Admission booklet.
Please note that only those pupils who have been entered for the test will be considered for admission.
For all schools that are members of the CSSE, including Shoeburyness High School, there is only one selection test. This ensures that students don’t need to sit several tests for all the schools listed on their preference form.
Applicants are judged on their performance in two tests that cover English and Maths. The English paper includes questions on comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, as well as creative writing, verbal reasoning and literacy.
The Maths paper contains questions that are based on the KS2 National Curriculum.
The test scores are age-standardised to ensure that older pupils don’t have an unfair advantage.
Setting aside time to study ahead of competitive entry tests can boost a student’s confidence and improve their performance on exam day.
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