Headteacher’s update

manners matter

Praise week

Last week was our first praise week focusing on ‘Manners’. The two students who were drawn as prizewinners are Natasha and Sophie who both received a £10 voucher; all students nominated will be awarded with a certificate of praise. Well done everyone.

Meols Rotary Interact Group

Six students from the Interact Group visited Derian House this week, accompanied by Mr Rimmer and myself.

It was a very informative and at times moving visit for the students to see what wonderful work they do for patients and their families.

Derian House donation

Derian House provides respite and palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and this year have celebrated 25 years of dedicated service to families in the North West.

Remembrance Sunday

As Sunday 11th November fast approaches, we will be selling Poppies within school, please encourage your child to donate and to wear a poppy as a remembrance to the fallen and injured, particularly with this year being the celebration of 100 years since the First World War.

Students will be visiting form rooms during morning registration to allow students to donate to this very important cause. 7CS were very proud to be the first form to all be wearing their poppy with pride.

Half Term break

As we break up for half term, I hope you all have a restful break and that we get some late bursts of sunshine.

Students will be expected back in school on Monday 29th October at 8.40am in form rooms.

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 multiple stalls and entertainment and Year 9 students will be raising money for charity through the enterprise project as they did last year. The students will be deciding what their project will be and which charity they wish to raise money for on Tuesday 13th November during Enrichment day.

France Ski Visit – April 2019

On Thursday 1st November 2018 at 6pm, we will be holding an information meeting in the school hall to provide students and parents going on the trip, with more details of our visit to France. A ski equipment, clothing hire and accessories company from Stockport will also be in attendance with a display of their stock. They also bring stock with them that can be purchased on the evening.

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 ‘inhibition’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this. The word for week commencing 29th October will be ‘segregation’.

Maths and English Challenge

The winners of the Maths Challenge last fortnight were Hollie Taylor (Year 7) and Ben Porter (Year 8) and the winners of the English Challenge were Kate Duffy (Year 7) and Cameron Pedrick (Year 8). Well done to them.

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

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



Mrs Ward is extremely impressed with the spooky spiders drawn by Jacob Czaicki. These are highly detailed tonal drawings of spiders produced by Jacob as part of his GCSE coursework.
Well done and keep up the fantastic work.


These 3 pieces have been produced this week by Dijana Danileviciute, Ellie Parr and Leila Storch in Year 11 in response to their landscape project. All three have worked incredibly hard this half term and Mrs McAlister is very proud of their work.


Well done girls!

Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to her Year 9 GCSE Art class. They have been working on techniques and one technique in particular has caught my eye. Students have been given the chance to develop tile examples using harmonious colours. They are going to use these in a final piece painting of a creature of their choice.


Well done Year 9 what a great start to your course.


drama clubMiss Cassidy’s Drama Club were busy this week on their first read through of their Christmas performance script ‘A Teenage Christmas Carol’. All characters have been cast and they now have their lines ready to learn. The backstage crew has also been chosen to help with costume, set and props.
Rehearsals continue after half term on Wednesdays in Room 33 from 3pm-4.15pm. Dress rehearsal date is Monday 10th December from 3pm-4.30pm.

Final performance date is on Tuesday 18th December from 1pm-3pm.

More details to follow next term.



Our Year 8 and 9 teams played Formby High this week in two entertaining and closely fought games. Year 8 were on the wrong end of a 4-2 defeat but our Year 9 team won a thrilling game 3-2 against their Formby counterparts.

Our Year 11 team played Meols Cop on Wednesday with a number of students who had not played for the school before and a number of students who have been involved in sports leadership. The boys who represented the school for the first time did themselves proud and were involved in a hard fought 2-2 draw. Well done to all the students who participated.

Year 7 EFC Football Tournament

Our Year 7s have had a fantastic start to the season losing only one of their matches so far. They have had victories against Range, Christ the King, Meols Cop, Birkdale and Scarisbrick Hall. This week in the EFC tournament our boys remained undefeated in the group stages before losing a brilliant game 1-0 to a strong Formby High. Well done to all the boys and girls who have represented the school A and B teams.

Girls Football

A number of our girls have represented the Year 7 and 8 boys football teams this year, however this week our girls had the opportunity to play in a football tournament in Netherton. Stanley took Year 7 and 8 A and B teams where they played fixtures against Greenbank, Savio, Maricourt, Hillside, Meols Cop and The Hawthornes. All teams played fantastically well throughout the tournament with the B team finishing 3rd in their group and the A team finishing runners up after 2 wins and 2 draws, remaining undefeated in the competition. There will be another opportunity for Year 7 and 8 girls along with Year 9 & 10 girls in up and coming competitions later in the year.


Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams played Range High this week and were involved in hard fought and competitive games. All teams had much more positive performances this week and special mention must go to the Year 7 and 10 teams for their much improved displays.

Next Half Term

Next half term will see a change to the extra-curricular activities on offer. Rugby, basketball, indoor cricket, trampolining are some of the new activities that are on offer alongside dance, gymnastics, netball and badminton, which continues throughout the year. An updated extra curriculum timetable will be available on our website.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Monday 29th October – Stanley to host some Primary Football
  • Tuesday 30th October – Stanley to host some Primary Football
  • Wednesday 31st – Stanley to host some Primary Football
  • Thursday 1st November – Stanley to host some Primary Football
  • Thursday 1st November -Year 7, 8 and 10 Football vs Holy Family at home


In Spanish, Miss Peacock has been explaining how patterns can help us tremendously when learning a new language. All students in Year 7 have learnt basic numbers in Spanish and an extra focus has been on sound-spelling patterns, some groups have been able to expand their knowledge even further. In just one lesson, students have managed to work out the numbers not just 0-31, but all the way up to hundreds of thousands. A particular big well done to the following classes 7Y1, 7X2 and 7X3.


Year 7 Technology have been working on their Earphones project this half term. During their lesson they have drawn their ideas from research, completed their packaging using Photoshop software then finally made their vacuum formed blister packaging for the earphones using the vacuum former.


They are very pleased with their outcomes! They look very professional!


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 5th October 2018 was 95.5%.

Congratulations to 8KVE for achieving 100% attendance and 10KD for achieving 99.6% attendance.

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.

  • 15th November 2018 – Year 7
  • 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/

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