Headteacher’s update


This week Jess became the new President of our Stanley High Interact Club. We were delighted to welcome the President of the Rotary Club Lisa Carlin to present Jess with her ceremonial Presidential Chain.

Well done to all the students who work alongside Mr Rimmer from the Rotary club throughout the year to raise funds for various charities.

Postbox of Praise

Last week was our final praise week with the topic being ‘The Extra Mile’. Staff were able to nominate students who they felt had gone the extra mile. Each student nominated will be acknowledged with a certificate and the two recipients of a voucher worth £10 were Ben Wright and Alfie Foreman who are both in Year 8.

Celebration Evening

Last night we will held our annual Celebration Evening for students in Year 7-10. This celebration is to acknowledge the success of students in their subjects and form tutor groups with five additional awards for sporting achievement, inspiration, enterprise, consideration and the Headteacher’s Award plus recognition for those students who had attained 100% attendance. It was a fantastic evening and we were delighted to see so many parent, carers, grandparents and extended family who came in their hundreds to support the students and the school. We would also like to thank Mr Damien Moore MP who was our Guest Speaker for the evening.

School Ties

Please be reminded that you can purchase items of school uniform from either Whittakers or Zips and Snips who are both situated in the town centre, but ties are only able to purchased from the school. The school office will remain open throughout the summer holidays.

End of Term

On Friday 20th July, we will break up for the summer holiday at 12.15pm. If your child is eligible for a free school meal they will be able to use their allowance at breaktime or purchase a packed lunch. If your child wishes to catch the school bus, please contact the office and we will make provision for them to be supervised until 3pm.

I wish you all a happy and enjoyable summer break and please be reminded that we will return to school on Tuesday 4th September. Year 7 students will start for registration at 8.40am and Year 8-11 students will start at 11am. Year 7 students will finish at 2.50pm for the first week and will finish at 3pm from week commencing 10th September.

Mr N Moore

Year 8 STEM visit

The Big Bang North West is a STEM celebration for school children and part of a programme led by Engineering UK. Big Bang events enable young people to discover the exciting and rewarding STEM based careers available in their local area via fun and interactive activities.

A large group of Year 8 students attended the Big Bang Event which was held at the Liverpool Echo Arena. There were varied and engaging activities throughout the day. Some of our students presented the news, some tried to beat the robotic goalkeeper and one student galloped on the robotic horse.

All 85 students thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thank you to Mr Black for organising the event and to all the other members of staff who accompanied the students on the day.

Year 9 ‘Alternative’ Assembly

On Wednesday, Year 9 students attended an ‘alternative awards ceremony’ during the Year 9 assembly hosted by 9MPE and Miss Perkins. There were 12 awards available, some of which were: the person most likely to be Prime Minister; the person most likely to marry into Royalty and the person most likely to be a millionaire. The winners were voted for by all of Year 9 and the winners were delighted to receive their awards.

Montgenevre Ski Trip 2019

The students attending the ski trip are excitedly organising themselves for the visit. However, one of the group has unfortunately had to withdraw from the trip, so a place has become available. If your child would like to go, please contact Mr Lock for further information.

Duke of Edinburgh

D of E Expedition

Last Friday and Saturday saw the sixth and final expedition of this season’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Stanley High School. The season started in March in the cold and wet and finished last weekend in glorious sunshine and temperatures of around 26 – 27C.

The 32 girls who took part coped extremely well with carrying their kit in such temperatures and remained happy and good company throughout. Extra measures were taken to ensure nobody got sun burnt or suffered dehydration and a wide variety of sun hats were sported.

Their campcraft was excellent and really impressed our Assessor, Danny. Their navigation skills, however, did, at times, leave a bit to be desired. We twice received phone calls from groups who had been lost for some time asking us to come and rescue them, we had a group set off on a circular route in the wrong direction and we had to pick two groups up from the start 90 minutes after they had left there; somehow managing to walk in a complete circle!

Things did improve as the weekend progressed and all returned safe and happy if a little hot and tired.

Thanks must go to the staff of the YCP who we work in partnership with and, of course, to all the staff who have given up their weekends to enable the pupils to have such a great experience.

Let’s hope that many of this year’s Bronze cohort go on to achieve their Silver Award next year and that this year’s year 8 take up the challenge to do Bronze in the same positive manner that the year 9’s have done this year.


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Jack Pownall in Year 10 for the amazing detail on his frog painting. His painting has been inspired by the artists Maria Moss and Anne Abgott. Jack explains he chose the image because the colour of the frog caught his eye.

Creative Work of the Week

You have captured the colour well Jack, fantastic final piece well done.


This week our Under 15 cricket team played in the Lancashire Cup Final against Ripley St Thomas at Bacup Cricket ground. The boys previously won ties against Liverpool College, Archbishop Temple, Blue Coat, Our Lady’s and Walkden to reach this stage and should be proud of their achievements. In a closely fought game, which consisted of Year 7 and 8 students lost a closely fought game by 36 runs. A big thank you to Fleetwood Hesketh Cricket Club for the coaching they have provided during the year and for the use of their facilities. Well done to all the students who have taken part in cricket this year.

Sporting Awards

Congratulations to Ollie, Adam, Natasha, Emily and Fred who all received awards for their outstanding contributions to PE this week. All of the students have shown a superb level of skill, dedication and leadership, qualities which are needed to be successful in PE. I know the PE department would like to say a big thank you for all that you have contributed throughout the year.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 6th July 2018 was 93.1%.



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