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School: Southend High School for Boys

SSCO Name: Simon Hemmings
Telephone: 01702 292286 extension 193
Email: Simon Hemmings

About Southend High School for Boys

Head of PE - Steve Thomas

Southend High School for Boys works in conjunction with the Prince Avenue Primary School, and both Earls Hall Infant and Junior Schools as part of its school sport cluster group.


SSCo: Simon Hemmings

High School
for Boys

The school was founded in 1895 and provided the first secondary education within the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. It moved to its present spacious site on Prittlewell Chase in 1939.

Southend High School for Boys is a Foundation school within Southend-on-Sea Local Authority. It is a grammar school, with entry dependent upon performance in selective tests set by the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE).

Since 2001 the school has been a Language College, promoting modern foreign languages both inside and outside the curriculum as well as within the local community. It was a founder member of Southend Excellence Cluster, supporting and collaborating with nearly thirty primary and secondary schools. In 2006, as a high-performing specialist school, we were invited to become a Leading Edge school, promoting innovation in teaching and learning in liaison with local partner schools.

Southend High School for Boy's approach to sport is in line with the school's belief that education is holistic; every pupil has the ability to achieve something worthwhile in a given field. The main objective of the extra curricular sports programme; therefore, is to identify and develop achievement in every pupil, because achievement in one area so often proves to be the key to success in other areas as a whole.

Sport at Southend High School for Boys enjoys an international reputation based on good facilities and the skills, dedication and expertise of the PE Staff.

At SHSB there is a vast selection of activities; athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross- country, golf, hockey, orienteering, skiing, swimming, table-tennis, tennis and weight-training.

Each year more than 20 of SHSB students win County honours across a broad spectrum of Games. In recent years we have won national titles in a thletics and cross-country, whilst reaching finals in tennis and football. County titles have been achieved in athletics, football, cross-country and tennis. SHSB is extremely proud of its sporting record and achievements.

Adam Hickey is an international athlete and cross-country runner, Sam Sutcliffe an international rugby player. Jonty Clarke is in the current GB hockey team and Simon Thomas and Neil Scriviner became International School athletes in 1999.

Borough, County and National and International successes have been achieved in 4 of these sports, Athletics, Tennis, Cross-Country and Football. The highest accolade for SHSB in PE & Sport was the selection for the International World Schools Athletics and Cross-Country Championships in 2004 and 2005.

As many pupils as possible are involved in competitive matches - 100% in House matches , taking advantage of the good facilities on offer. In addition to regular fixtures against other schools, which involve as many pupils as possible - B team games in many sports, NO PUPIL is prevented from partaking in a sport on grounds of a lack of ability. `Sport for All` Enrichment for all`.
The school also offers its students the opportunity to complete the Junior Sports Leaders Award (JSLA).  This requires 30 hours of sports leadership within a 1/2 year period.  This year the school has sent pupils to Temple Sutton, Earls Hall Junior, and  Prince Avenue Primary Schools to provide assistance to physical edcucation as part of this. JSLA students have also worked closely with their SSCo to deliver B/C tournaments to encourage the increased participation levels in school sport.

Statement: The Southend Primary Schools Sports Association are committed to the continual safeguarding of our children.