Headteacher’s update

On Thursday 8th November, Marcus in Year 7 spoke at the ADHD Foundation National Conference in Liverpool, which had a focus on Mental Health and Well Being in Education.

Marcus stood up in front of 300 delegates from a variety of professional services to talk about his transition from primary to secondary school. Both Mrs Urquhart and Mrs Wignall had the pleasure of listening to Marcus at this prestigious event and were extremely proud of how amazing Marcus was as he took to the podium.

Well done Marcus you were a Star.

Meols Rotary Youth Speaks CompetitionMeols Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

I had the honour of attending the Meols Rotary Youth Speaks Competition on Tuesday this week at the Ramada Hotel. It was as always a fantastic evening and a delight to see our students take to the stage and represent Stanley High School. The girls were finalists for their age group and I am sure they had a great experience from taking part and hopefully we can go on to win next year. Well done to Jess, Anna and Isabelle.

Year 7 Bronze Badge award

The first Bronze badge has been awarded for this academic year to Charlotte Cooper in 7EC. There are many other students who have hit the 90’s and so will no doubt be receiving their badge soon. Continue to work hard and challenge yourself to achieve your bronze badge before Christmas. Well done Charlotte.

Bully Busters

Bully Busters
Two of our students attended the annual Sefton Anti Bullying Consultation Event at Formby PDC on Monday. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week campaign is ‘CHOOSE RESPECT’ focusing on the fact that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities and online.

Bringing together representatives from School Councils, the event examined key issues around bullying. Attending the event were representatives from Sefton Council who listened to the views of young people. Their views will inform future planning regarding preventing bullying in Sefton. Both girls participated fully in the event and were a credit to the school. Well done Rebecca and Chantelle.

Enrichment Day

On Tuesday we had our second enrichment day of the year and the students covered a variety of topics. These days are extremely valuable as it gives us the opportunity to provide education on subjects that are not necessarily part of the national curriculum but important for students to be aware of.

Year 7 and 8 focused on The Get Up and Goals Project, which looks at sustainable goals. Year 7 covered the subject of climate change and Year 8 students looked at migration.
Year 9 students had an enterprise day, designing products to sell for a chosen charity at the Stanley High School Christmas Fayre.

Year 10 focused on the PSHE topics of teenage pregnancy, contraception, and human rights. They also watched a performance about apprenticeships.

Year 11 looked at college applications, apprenticeships, and career connect interviews, when planning for steps after Stanley. Mental Health awareness was also discussed, and all students received an informative and engaging session from Ronan Miller, a specialist in this area.

Year 7 Parents Evening

I was delighted by the turnout for the Year 7 Parents Evening last night and I hope that parent/carers were pleased with their child’s progress so far. If you were unable to see anyone or wanted to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Year 11 Leavers Celebration Evening

We will be holding our Year 11 Leavers Celebration Evening on Tuesday 20th November at 7pm in the school hall. This is a wonderful evening where students will receive their GCSE certificates and have the opportunity to re-visit the school. Letters have gone out this week inviting students to attend and we are looking forward to seeing as many ex-students as possible attend on the evening.

Mr N Moore

Christmas Fayre

As we did last year, we will be holding a Christmas Fayre on Wednesday 12th December from 2pm to 6pm. There will be various stalls and a variety of entertainment slots and Year 9 students will be raising money for charity through the enterprise project as they did last year.

We would be delighted if you could send any items into school for the tombola stall as this was a big fundraiser last year, and we would love to match or beat the total that was raised. Students in Year 9 will choose their individual charities that will benefit from the enrichment programme and all other funds raised will be put back into the school.

Word of the week

As you may know, we have a word of the week that we are encouraging students to use and this is being displayed in classrooms and around school. The word for this week was ‘malice ’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this. The word for week commencing 19th November will be ‘facetious’.

Maths and English Challenge

The winner of the English Challenge from the last fortnight was Amitie-Jo Rigby (Year 7) and the winner of the Maths Challenge was Hollie Taylor (Year 7). Well done to them both.

The next challenge can be found on the link below, students have until Thursday lunch time to enter.


Answers for last fortnight’s challenge can be found at the link below.



Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to Thomas Lee in Year 7 for his outstanding tonal drawing of a celebration sweet. Thomas has captured the detail really well, well done.



Year 7 and 8 students watched a concert from SUB BLUE last Friday during period 5. They listened to 5 tracks, were involved in an Question and Answer session and then had they the opportunity to meet the artist for a photograph and autograph signing.

SUB BLUE is a musician, singer, songwriter from Merseyside with a coming of age subject matter that centres around self-identity, teen angst and societal pressures.

It is stated that he is on the cusp of being one of the biggest breakout artists in the UK after being championed from the likes of BBC Radio 1 Xtra, Spotify and influential blogs such as Complex and Line of Best Fit.

He has also had over half a million streams on his debut EP ‘Suburban View’ which was released this year. The students had a fun afternoon with an important message being delivered at the same time.



Following on from the success of Year 7 last week our Year 8 team had a fantastic tournament at Birkdale High. We played against teams from Formby High, Meols Cop High, Christ the King High and Birkdale High and Stanley remained undefeated throughout winning all of their group games and in a closely fought final against Christ the King High. Well done to all the students who have taken part and we look forward to future tournaments which will be held at Edge Hill University.

Cross Country

Cross CountryThe PE staff took over 40 students from KS3 to take part in the first Sefton Cross Country league race at Birkdale Common. The races were attended by schools throughout Sefton and each race had between 100-120 participants. In tough conditions all of the Stanley students performed exceptionally well but special mention must go to Thomas Walsh who finished 2nd in the Year 7 boys races, Frankie Lewis who finished 3rd in the Year 7 girls race and Sam Langford who finished 3rd in the Year 8 boys race. There will be two more races at Merchant Taylors and Stanley High in the New Year.

GCSE Moderation

Our Year 11 girls took part in a handball moderation along with girls from Meols Cop High and Christ the King High. The attitude and attainment level was superb and other schools commented on the high-level ability that the Stanley girls possessed. For those girls who were unable to attend there will be a Handball tournament in the New Year. The next GCSE moderation that will take place before Christmas are Basketball and Badminton.


On Wednesday Stanley hosted the North Sefton badminton finals for KS3 boys. Stanley entered 2 teams along with Birkdale with Formby high entering 1 team. The format of the competition allowed the boys to play single and doubles matches with every team playing each other. Stanley’s A team finished in 2nd place behind a very strong Birkdale High and the B team finished an excellent 3rd place. In the up and coming weeks it will be the girls opportunities and KS4 boys.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Monday 19th– Year 11 Basketball GCS Moderation
  • Tuesday 20th– Year 9 Basketball tournament at Birkdale High
  • Tuesday 20th – Year 7 & 8 Girls Football tournament at Netherton Goals
  • Wednesday 21st – Year 7 Sefton basketball tournament at Edge Hill University
  • Wednesday 21st – KS4 Girls Badminton competition at Stanley High
  • Thursday 22nd – Linaker Year 4 primary school curriculum visit
  • Friday 23rd – BDS and St Patricks Year 4 primary schools curriculum visit


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 9th November 2018 was 96.3%.

attendance 16-11-2018

Congratulations to 11JR for achieving 100% attendance and to 9SC for achieving 99.3% attendance.

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.

  • 17th January 2019 – Year 11
  • 14th February 2019 – Year 8
  • 14th March 2019 – Year 9
  • 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

If you have changed your email address or any other contact details please let the office know by emailing. You can also follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stanleyhighsouthport/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/shs1952 to keep up to date with events and activities in school.


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