Headteacher’s update

Friday 24th May 2019

I am delighted that the school has been awarded two Condition Improvement Grants to significantly enhance our learning environment.

Over the coming weeks and months we will have a large amount of building and refurbishment work taking place to install a new heating system and upgrade our fire alarm system. Over the half term break we have some essential work taking place and on Friday 24th May, the school will close at 1.10pm for Year 7-10 students. Year 11 will remain in school for the examination and revision sessions.

Please contact the school should this cause any problems for you.

Year 11

As Year 11 students start their GCSE Examinations on Monday please be reminded that study sessions will continue throughout the five week period, they have been given a timetable explaining when the sessions take place. Should they have any concerns please encourage them to speak with their Subject Teacher, Year Leader or Form Tutor. We will also be holding revision during the May half term; details will follow nearer the time.

I wish all of Year 11 the best of luck for their forthcoming exams and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Year 7

Year 7 Strike Gold, Congratulations to Charlotte Cooper in Year 7 who is the first student for this academic year to reach the golden milestone of 300 achievement points. Charlotte will be receiving her badge next week in the Year 7 Assembly.

Wally Cain Dance Festival 2019

Due to the high number of students who are attending dance club after school, we will be holding auditions for students to take part in this year’s Wally Cain Festival. The auditions will take place on Wednesday 15th May from 3pm.

As set out by the Wally Cain committee, only 30 students are allowed to take part in the festival, therefore, if your child is not selected following the audition, please encourage them to keep attending dance club as we have many other festivals and shows that take place throughout the year, which they may be able to take part in. Your child will also be put onto the reserve list and should any changes take place, they may still be given the opportunity to perform.

Mr N Moore

School Term Dates

Please follow the link to see all available term dates. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/term-dates/

Maths and English Fortnightly Challenge

Well done to Grace, Aimee, Jasmine and Hollie who all got the English Fortnightly Challenge correct last time. Please encourage your children to get involved and even have a look and have a go yourself!

Please click on the link below to see the current challenge and the answers to all the previous challenges.


Duke of Edinburgh

The first practice expedition of the DofE Bronze Award took place last weekend.

In general the weather was kind to us, although it was quite cold at night and some of the students woke up to find ice had formed on the outside of their tents! The students seemed to really enjoy their adventure. Their navigating was good and they kept the campsite really tidy. All were proficient at putting up their tents and cooking on trangias.

Throughout the weekend the students’ attitude and behaviour was exemplary and, if they continue like this in their Qualifying Expedition in June, I am sure they will pass this section of the Award.


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to Frankie in Year 7 for her outstanding painting
of Sarah Graham’s lollypop. The detail is exquisite, well done Frankie.


Year 4 EFC Football Competition

On Tuesday 7th May, Stanley High hosted a Year 4 EFC Football competition. 9 primary schools from the local area competed against each other in 6v6 football matches on our 3G Pitch. All the students displayed a fantastic attitude throughout the competition and thankfully the weather stayed dry. The eventual runners up of the competition were Our Lady of Compassion Primary from Formby with the winners of the competition being Our Lady of Lourdes, Southport. Our Lady of Lourdes will now represent North Sefton in the Year 4 Finch Farm finals in June. Can I please thank our Year 8 young leaders Seb Bailey, Oli Bendford and Saifullah Javed for their fantastic refereeing and officiating on the day.

Word of the week

As you may know, we have a word of the week that we encourage students to use during their day to day learning and each week the word will be displayed in classrooms and around school. The word for this week was ‘resilient’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this.

The word for week commencing 13th May will be ‘encapsulate’ – verb; “enclose (something) in or as if in a capsule.”

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please follow the link below to see details of all extra-curricular activities.


AttendanceWe have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 3rd May 2019 was 94.9%.

Congratulations to 9LH for achieving 99.2% attendance.


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