Westcliff High School for Boys
Westcliff High School for Boys is a selective academy grammar school
Grammar school
A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom and some other English-speaking countries, originally a school teaching classical languages but more recently an academically-oriented secondary school.The original purpose of mediaeval...

 for boys aged 11 to 18 in Westcliff-on-Sea
Westcliff-on-Sea is a suburb of Southend-on-Sea, a seaside resort in the East of England and unitary authority in Essex. It is situated on the northern bank of the Thames Estuary and about 34 miles east of London.-Geography:...

, near Southend-on-Sea
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, Essex
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 and surrounding areas. In September 2001 the school was awarded "Beacon" status for its breadth of achievements and quality of work. The school was classed as a "Humanities College" in early 2007 and received a further specialism in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on April 1, 2009. The school is now classed as an academy, as of 2010.

Notable Old Westcliffians

See also Old Westcliffians.
  • Air Vice-Marshal
    Air Vice-Marshal
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     Jack Furner CBE OBE DFC
    Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)
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    , station commander of RAF Scampton
    RAF Scampton
    Royal Air Force Station Scampton is a Royal Air Force station situated north of Lincoln in England, near the village of Scampton, on the site of an old First World War landing field.-First World War:...

     in 1968
  • Alan Hurst - former Labour Braintree
    Braintree (UK Parliament constituency)
    Braintree is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election.-Boundaries:...

     MP (1997-2005)
  • Alan Ross
    Alan Ross
    Alan John Ross, , was a British poet, writer and editor. He was born in Calcutta, India, where he spent the first seven years of his life...

     - Rock'n'Roll/Jazz musician.
  • Prof Alfred Adams
    Alf Adams
    Alfred Rodney Adams, FRS is a British physicist who invented the strained quantum-well laser. He serves as a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey, where he heads the Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Research Group. He was awarded the Duddell Medal and Prize in 1995,...

    , Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey
    University of Surrey
    The University of Surrey is a university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey in the South East of England. It received its charter on 9 September 1966, and was previously situated near Battersea Park in south-west London. The institution was known as Battersea College of Technology...

     from 1987-2008
  • Benjamin Grosvenor
    Benjamin Grosvenor
    Benjamin Grosvenor is a classical pianist from the United Kingdom. He is also a vegetarian. He won the piano section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2004 competition. In 2010 he joined BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, which he completes in 2012.- Family :Grosvenor is the youngest...

     - musician
  • Sir Chris Clarke
    Chris Clarke (politician)
    Sir Christopher James Clarke OBE , usually known as Chris Clarke, was a British Liberal Democrat politician, leader of Somerset County Council and of his party's group in the Local Government Association.-Life:...

    Order of the British Empire
    The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V of the United Kingdom. The Order comprises five classes in civil and military divisions...

    , leader of Somerset County Council
    Somerset County Council
    Somerset County Council is the county council of Somerset in the South West of England, an elected local government authority responsible for the most significant local government services in most of the county.-Area covered:...

     from 1993 to 2001
  • David Nixon - magician
  • Edward Greenfield
    Edward Greenfield
    Edward Greenfield is an English music critic and broadcaster. He joined the Manchester Guardian in 1953, working as a lobby correspondent in the House of Commons. He has been a record critic for the newspaper since 1955, a music critic since 1964, and was chief music critic from 1977 until his...

    , music critic working for The Guardian from 1977-93
  • James O'Donnell
    James O'Donnell (organist)
    James O'Donnell, KCGS, LVO, FRCM, FRSCM, HonRAM is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, a position he has held since 2000....

    , organist and choirmaster of Westminster Abbey
    Westminster Abbey
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  • John Hutton (Labour MP)
    John Hutton (Labour MP)
    John Matthew Patrick Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Barrow and Furness in Cumbria from 1992 to 2010, and has served in a number of Cabinet offices, including Defence Secretary and Business Secretary...

     - Former Labour Cabinet minister, now a Lord
  • Joshua Hayward
    Joshua Hayward
    Joshua Hayward is a British musician, known for playing guitar in The Horrors. Hayward was born on December 15th, 1984....

     - musician
  • Sir John Garlick, permanent secretary at the Department of the Environment
    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom...

     (DoE) from 1978 to 1981, and chairman of Alcohol Concern from 1985-96
  • Stuart Jack
    Stuart Jack
    Stuart Duncan Macdonald Jack, CVO is a British diplomat and a former Governor of the Cayman Islands. He joined the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972...

    , Governor of the Cayman Islands
    Governor of the Cayman Islands
    The Governor of the Cayman Islands is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom's overseas territory of the Cayman Islands. The Governor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the British government...

     from 2005-9
  • Tim Bowler
    Tim Bowler
    Tim Bowler is the author of twenty books for children, teenagers and young adults. He has won 15 awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the pre-eminent UK award for children's literature, for his novel River Boy....

    , writer
  • Wilko Johnson
    Wilko Johnson
    Wilko Johnson is an English guitarist and songwriter, particularly associated with the UK rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood in the 1970s.-Career:...

     - rock musician
  • Air Vice-Marshal Nigel Maddox
    Nigel Maddox
    Air Vice Marshal Nigel David Alan Maddox CBE MBA RAF, is a retired Senior Officer of the Royal Air Force.-Military career:Maddox was born in Middlesex and later attended Clark’s Grammar School in Southend on Sea. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1973...

     CBE, station commander of RAF Bruggen
    RAF Bruggen
    The former Royal Air Force Station Brüggen, more commonly known as RAF Brüggen, in Germany was a major station of the Royal Air Force until 15 June 2001. It was situated next to the village of Elmpt, approximately west of Düsseldorf near the German-Netherlands border. The base was named after...

     from 1996-9
  • Rt Rev Ian James Brackley
    Ian James Brackley
    Ian James Brackley has been the Anglican Bishop of Dorking since 1996. He was educated at Westcliff High School for Boys and Keble College, Oxford before embarking on a clerical career. Ordained in 1972 he began his ministry with a curacy at St Mary Magdalene, Lockleaze...

    , Bishop of Dorking
    Bishop of Dorking
    The Bishop of Dorking is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Guildford, in the Province of Canterbury, England. The title takes its name after the county town of Guildford in Surrey. Until 1927, the suffragan bishops had been appointed for the Diocese...

  • Sir Alan Cook
    Alan Cook
    Sir Alan Hugh Cook FRS was a British physicist who specialised in geophysics, astrophysics and particularly precision measurement.-Early life and family:Cook was born in Felsted, Essex in 1922...

    , physicist
  • Bob Parr (producer)
    Bob Parr (producer)
    Robert Michael "Bob" Parr is an Emmy Award-winning English-born New Zealander, television personality, private security contractor, counter-terrorism expert and former UK Special Forces operator best known for his role as Team Leader and Executive Producer of "Shadow Force" on the History Channel...

    MBE can stand for:* Mail Boxes Etc.* Management by exception* Master of Bioethics* Master of Bioscience Enterprise* Master of Business Engineering* Master of Business Economics* Mean Biased Error...

     MSc FRGS - Emmy Award
    Emmy Award
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    -winning television producer, SAS
    - Special forces :* Special Air Service, a special forces unit of the British Army* Australian Special Air Service Regiment * New Zealand Special Air Service * Rhodesian Special Air Service...

     soldier, Intelligence Analyst and singlehanded transatlantic yachtsman
  • Gary Brooker
    Gary Brooker
    Gary Brooker, MBE, is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and founder of the rock band Procol Harum. Brooker was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 14 June 2003, in recognition of his charitable services.-Early life:Brooker was born in...

    , lead singer of the band Procol Harum
    Procol Harum
    Procol Harum are a British rock band, formed in 1967, which contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock. Their best-known recording is their 1967 single "A Whiter Shade of Pale"...

  • Jamie Reeves
    Jamie Reeves (footballer)
    For the strongman, see Jamie ReevesJamie Reeves is a regular football pundit on ESPN STAR Sports coverage of the English Premier League. He was formerly a semi-professional football player in England's Southern League, Isthmian League and Essex Senior League, and won the FA Vase twice...

     - Two-time FA Vase
    FA Vase
    The Football Association Challenge Vase is an annual football competition for teams playing below Step 4 of the English National League System...

     winning semi-professional footballer and football pundit
  • Justin Hazell, professional footballer for Southend United Football Club
  • Sir Jeffrey Petersen, UK Ambassador to Korea from 1971-4, to Romania from 1975-77, and to Sweden from 1977-80
  • Geoffrey Crawley
    Geoffrey Crawley
    Geoffrey Crawley was a photographic expert and journalist, and was the editor in chief of British Journal of Photography for two decades...

    , photographic expert and journalist
    A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...

    , and exposer of the Cottingley Fairies
    Cottingley Fairies
    The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two young cousins who lived in Cottingley, near Bradford in England. In 1917, when the first two photographs were taken, Elsie was 16 years old and Frances was 10...

  • Peter Bone
    Peter Bone
    Peter William Bone is a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for Wellingborough and Rushden.-Personal life:Bone was born in 1952 in Billericay and was educated at Westcliff-on-Sea High School for Boys...

    , Conservative MP for Wellingborough
  • Lord Gold of Westcliff-on-Sea (David Gold) sometime Senior Partner at Herbert Smith, solicitors
  • HHJ Philip Statman
  • Prof. Richard Palmer - Professor of Implant Dentistry and Periodontology at King’s College London

  • Prof. Tony Gershlick - Professor of Interventional Cardiology at Leicester University

  • (Richard) Camden Pratt QC

  • Prof. David Bellos – Princeton University - translator and biographer. Winner of the first Man Booker International Prize for translation in 2005

  • Prof. Stephen Haseler - Professor of Government London Metropolitan University and Director of the Global Policy Institute

  • Paul Bateman – Chairman - J P Morgan Asset Management; Pro Chancellor University of Leicester

  • Derek Wyatt
    Derek Wyatt
    Derek Murray Wyatt FRSA is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey from 1997 to 2010, having previously been a councillor in the London Borough of Haringey.-Early life:...

     MP – Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne & Sheppey 1997-2010. Played rugby union for Cambridge University and England

  • Prof. Alan Golding - University of Louisville
    University of Louisville
    The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General...

    , Kentucky

  • Peter Dawson
    Peter Dawson
    Peter Smith Dawson was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter. Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads during a career spanning almost 60 years.Although Dawson's repertoire embraced a great deal...

     - Secretary, Royal & Ancient Golf Club

  • Neil Harman
    Neil Harman
    Neil Harman is the tennis correspondent of The Times a position he has held since 2002. Previously he was both football and tennis correspondent for The Daily Mail and a tennis correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph...

     - chief tennis correspondent, The Times
    The Times
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  • HHJ Gordon Rice

  • HHJ Kenneth Zucker QC

  • Graham Spooner - venture capitalist. Member Advisory Council Diabetes UK 2003-, Treasurer 2005-, Director British Diabetic Assoc. 2005-, Member Development Board Henly Business School 2008-

  • William Clegg QC

  • Julian Halls - played 125 times for the England hockey team and 59 times for Great Britain. He competed at both the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics

  • Ian Croxford QC - Chairman of Governors at WHSB (1995- )

  • 'Tony' [AWT] Morgan - businessman (esp. waste industry); Chief Exec. - Industrial Soc. 1994-2000; Olympic yachtsman - winner silver medal Flying Dutchman class 1964, Tokyo

  • John Reeve - Chairman, Temple Bar Investment Trust plc. Formerly Man. Dir. Sun Life Assurance Soc. plc; Chairman Willis Corroon

  • Mark Robson - Head of Monetary & Financial Statistics, Bank of England 2009-. Hon. Treasurer Royal Economic Society. Formerly Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University and Hon. Treasurer Royal Statistical Society (2003-7). Member Governing Councils of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Centre for Study of Financial Innovation and member of the Court of the City University

  • Prof. David Turner - FRS. Emeritus Professor of Electron Spectroscopy University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford

  • Dennis Sherwood - management consultant. MA Cantab. (physics); MPhil Yale (biophysics); PhD University of California (biology). Sloan Fellow of the London Business School, and Visiting Professor in Systems Theory, Modelling and Innovation at London South Bank University

  • Charles Freedman - Commissioner of Customs & Excise 1972-84

  • Ven. George Frost - formerly Archdeacon of Lichfield

  • Dudley Coates - civil servant. Vice president of the Methodist Conference 2006

  • David Hardy - banker; futures and commodities trader and regulator

  • Brigadier Roderick Croucher CBE

  • Howard Briggs- Mayor of Southend-on-Sea 2001. Governor WHSB

  • David Norman - Mayor of Southend-on-Sea 2011. Governor WHSB. Chairman of Governing Executive, Ruskin College, Oxford.

  • Greg Beales
    Greg Beales
    Greg Beales is a former Senior Advisor for Health and Social Care issues to the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and was member of the Downing Street Policy Directorate. He took up his post in June 2007 at the same time as Gordon Brown became Prime Minister. Beales had previously worked for...

    - Lead on Policy for Labour Party.

  • Gary Brooker - lead singer of Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade of Pale")

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