Headteacher’s update

World Book Day

Congratulations to our World Book Day Winners. It was lovely to see so many of our students reading in weird and wonderful places. Well done to our staff too who decided to read: upside down, whilst making pancakes, feeding their pony and even on the top of the tower at Moel Famau, North Wales! Well done also to all our students that designed World Book Day tokens, there were so many fantastic designs from over 150 students.

Our student winners are Sadia Year 9, Charlie Year 8, Niall Year 9 and Pawel Year 7. Congratulations also to our staff winners Miss Kent and Mrs Bowers.

Parent/Carer Child Mental Health Workshop

In response to parental suggestions and interest you have shown on our school Facebook page, we are going to run a Student Mental Health Workshop for parents and carers of our students. Our staff and Year 11 students have completed a similar session earlier this academic year and found it very helpful and we would like to offer you the same opportunity.

The session will be on 28th March at 6-7.30pm. The places for the workshop are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please contact the school office with your name and the number of places you require. If the session is full we will look into further opportunities to deliver similar sessions. The workshop is for adults only.

Year 9 Parent/Carer Evening Once again we had a fantastic turnout for the Year 9 Parent/Carers evening last night. If you were unable to attend or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Form Tutor or Year Leader via the school email or telephone the school office. enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk – 01704 228940.

Primary Curriculum Days

On Tuesday we had Year 3 students from both Norwood and Kew Woods Primary Schools visiting us to take part in taster lessons in PE, Art, Drama and Technology. On Thursday we had Year 3 students visiting us from Linaker Primary school who also took part in taster lessons in Music, Maths, French and PE. The students and staff from all the schools said they had had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities they took part in.

Thank you to all the staff at Stanley High School who delivered the taster lessons and a special thank you to all the students from Stanley High School that were fantastic young leaders helping to support on both days.

Mr N Moore


On Thursday 21st March we will be holding a Dance Extravaganza at 7pm in the School Hall. Tickets are available from the Finance Office or School Reception at a cost of £3 each.

Students have been working hard for a number of weeks in preparation and I am sure it will be a fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you there on the night.

Friday 15th March

Today we took part in some Red Nose fundraising day for Comic Relief and to support the Missing People Charity in memory of Adam Seaton.

Once again you did not disappoint with your contributions and the students came in droves to purchase them at break time.

The staff and students Netball went down a storm and staff were victorious by one goal – better luck next year Year 10! Thank you to all who gave up their lunchtime.

We are delighted to announce that we have raised a fantast £765.38, all monies raised will be split equally between Comic Relief and the Missing People Charity.

Language Event

Three members of UCLAN visited us today to speak to a small group of Year 10 students. They gave a talk on the importance of languages; the groups then split into two to enjoy a taster session in either Korean or Japanese. The department were delighted with the students conduct and everyone was inspired by the morning.

Korean-Japanese text

Exam Invigilators

We are looking to appoint some exam invigilators to ensure the running of the GCSE Examinations is done to the highest standards. The main duties are as below, but please follow the link to read the full job details.


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 ‘prevail ’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this.

The word for week commencing 18th March will be ‘contradictory’.

Maths and English Challenge

The next challenge can be found on the link below, students have until Thursday lunch time to enter.
Congratulations to Miss Smithies form where a large number of the form entered – particular praise goes to Matthew who got the majority correct answers and will win a prize.

Please encourage your child to get involved and even have a go yourself! The link below shows the new challenge and the answers to all the previous challenges.



Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to her Year 9 GCSE class and their personal responses to using inks and watercolours. Students had to research artists such as Abbey Diamond and Luis Martin to help them with their techniques. They also researched artists they liked to help them with their personal responses. These pieces will go into their coursework for their GCSE. Well done year 9.


Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 went to The Little Theatre Southport this week to view ‘Frankenstein’ which was presented by the SDC Youth Theatre. It was an outstanding performance, unusual and gripping. The students had front row seats and were bowled over by the professionalism and skill of such young actors. We will definitely be going back to watch more performances soon.

Miss Cassidy as always was proud to take such well-mannered students, thank you to parents for supporting them in attending the trip.

Year 10 and 11 Drama students visited the Liverpool Playhouse this week to watch the thriller Girl on the Train. It was a fantastic performance and a great chance for students to view an adaptation of a novel and film brought to life on the stage. They will all be able to write about this in their upcoming exams.

A great afternoon out and the students were a pleasure to take as always.



Dance rehearsals are going well with a number of students performing exceptionally well getting ready for the “Lights, Camera, DANCE” show on Thursday 21st March. Tickets are still available from the finance office for £3.

Students have performed their first dress rehearsal today and will be honing their performance again on Wednesday for a number of Primary School students, in preparation for the main event on Thursday 21st.

Football news

Our Year 7 teams played in a mini tournament this week with teams from CTK High and Meols Cop High. We entered two teams and both teams played some outstanding football in quite difficult conditions. The A team won every match to maintain their unbeaten season against schools from North Sefton while the B team gave a number of students their first games for the school and all of the students attitude and commitment was fantastic. Well done to all who participated and a big thank you to Joe Langford in Year 11 who refereed and ran a team.
Year 11 Handball

Our Year 11 Handball team played teams from CTK High, Scarisbrick Hall and Meols Cop High. The two unbeaten teams played in the final after convincing victories against CTK High and Scarisbrick Hall.

In what was a close encounter we narrowly lost out to Meols Cop in a final that displayed the strength of both teams. As all the students who participated in this tournament were GCSE students, then this bodes well for the GCSE moderation later in the month.

GCSE moderation.

During this past year our students have held mock moderations in every activity, along with our fellow cluster of schools. On the 27th March our Year 11 students will be assessed by an external moderator in sports of his choice. We wish all our students in Year 11 the best of luck and I am sure your grades will reflect the hard work you have put in for the year.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Monday 18th March – Football training with Southport Football Club
  • Tuesday 19th March – Year 3 Football Tournament at Stanley run by Sports Leaders
  • Wednesday 20th March – Year 8 North Sefton football tournament at Stanley


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 8th March 2019 was 94.6%.

Extra-Curricular Activities

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


Parent/Carer Parent Evening dates

The yearly parent/carers evenings will be taking place on the following dates between 4-7pm. The booking system will open 2 weeks prior to each date and will close the day before. You will be notified nearer the time via GroupCall with details of how you can book your appointments.

  • 2nd May 2019 – Year 10

Should you need any assistance with booking your appointments or about how to use the system, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

School Term Dates 2018-19

Term Dates 2018-19

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

Online Information and Apps

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