Also in catchment for the Southend schools, with SHSB first preference (Troy house as we have DS1's old ties and games kit to re-use
As far as we know, only one other boy in DS2's year passed and will be going to SHSB. They get on well together but are not "bosom buddies" and would expect to form their own friendship groups. Don't worry about your DD being the only one of her group going to whichever school; she will soon make new friends. DD joined SHSG right at the end of year 7 last summer, settling in quite quickly and keeping up with friends from primary school and Cecil Jones via Skype (and the dreaded but really quite useful Facebook
Aww fingers crossed you get shsb, there's a few boys from dd school hoping to go there too...
Its good to hear your dd settled in well at shsg especially starting so late into the year! I know there will be lots of girls and boys starting with no close friends , I've told my dd that out of all her friends they would love to be in her position and she will make friends she's not a shy girl so guess that will go in her favour starting off ! X