Shoeburyness High School

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Shoeburyness High School
Motto Striving For Excellence
Type Bilateral Academy
Headteacher Mr Mark Schofield
Location Caulfield Road

Coordinates: 51°31′58″N 0°46′33″E / 51.53291°N 0.77581°E / 51.53291; 0.77581
DfE URN 115210
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Shoeburyness High School is a secondary academy school in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It caters for male and female students aged 11 to 18. It had 1650 students on roll in 2013, 250 of which were on roll in the sixth form.


Shoeburyness High School gained Technology College status in September 1999. Gaining Technology Status had been achieved by a community effort. As part of the plan, a CAD/CAM Centre was developed.

The school gained Leading Space Education School status in September 2008, and has since implemented a number of space-themed projects in Science, including the Year 8 Space Academy course and outreach work with local primary schools.[1]

The school became an academy in December 2011.[2]


The school has a range of subjects that pupils can learn. In Key Stage 3 pupils learn the following subjects: Art, Design and technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and SCOPE (PSHE).[3] In Key Stage 4 pupils then study English, Maths and Science as their three core GCSE subjects and others which can be chosen as their own options (GCSEs and BTECs are available).[4] The school also has a Sixth Form College which takes on pupils for AS and A2 courses, as well as some BTEC courses. The Sixth Form offers a range of subjects into AS and A2 (and BTEC) some of which are Travel and Tourism, Business Studies, Film Studies, Performing Arts, Media Studies, Critical Thinking, History, Geography, Physical Education, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT, Music, Music Technology among others.

The school also offer an extended school service which has a range of activities for pupils of the school and other schools to attend.


In its 2013 report, Ofsted noted that the "majority of students are of White British heritage. A small proportion are from minority ethnic backgrounds." Additionally, they noted that "proportion of students supported by the pupil premium is above average. This additional funding is for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, in local authority care, or from a family with a parent in the armed forces. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average, but the proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is above average."[2]


Shoeburyness High School was regarded as "Good with outstanding features" by Ofsted in 2013[2] and has shown sustained improvement over the last 5 years. The school obtained its best ever results in the summer of 2010 with GCSE results just above the national average and the school's contextual value added score putting it in the top 25% of schools nationally.


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