Headteacher’s update

On Friday 15th March, we will be holding our annual Southport Learning Partnership ‘Love my Community’ day. This year we will be holding a ‘Go Orange Day’ for Muscular Dystrophy. Students are asked to wear something orange for a donation to charity; suggested minimum donation of £1.00. Students must wear full uniform but can accessorise with one item of orange which could be any item of clothing, as long as it is not too outrageous.

The Southport Learning Partnership consists of 4 High schools and 22 Primary schools, and each year they all get together to raise funds or donate in some way towards a charity, so please encourage your child to get involved, if possible, as every little bit helps and I am sure you will agree that Muscular Dystrophy is a very worthwhile cause.

The end of term will be on Friday 15th February at 3pm and Year 11 students will have a number of revisions sessions available to them during the half term break, the timetable will be issued next week. Please encourage them to attend and if they are unsure what is available to see their individual teachers who will let them know what will be studied.

We have been holding a range of option assemblies for Year 8 students this week and these will continue into next week. There will be a meeting for parent/carers and students on Thursday 7th February where they will have the opportunity to meet with individual teachers to discuss the options and what will be involved if your child chooses to study it. Students will be given the options booklet on Monday 4th February to enable you to look at the choices that are available.

Year 11 Food practical examinations will also be taking place week next week. Please encourage your child to speak with their Teacher or Form Tutor should they have any questions or concerns in relation to either of these events.

Mr N Moore
Head teacher

Bus Service 762

We have been notified by Merseytravel that there will be some disruption to the 762 due to resurfacing works. This will take place from Monday 4th February to Friday 15th February. The details of the diversion route is as below.

Service 762

Service will commence on the other side of the road at stop S60041B (Bispham Road/Wennington Road) then proceed along Bispham Road, turn right onto Norwood Avenue, turn right onto Roe Lane, turn left onto Mill Lane then resume normal route to Stanley School.

Omits Old Park Lane.

The timings will not be affected but if you have any further questions, please contact Merseytravel on 0151 330 1356 or Email: matthew.daniel@merseytravel.gov.uk.

Enrichment Day

On Wednesday, we had our third Enrichment Day of the year, where all students followed a bespoke timetable for their year groups.

Year 7 students followed a day which incorporated a framework known as SHEDS. The strands of Sleep, Hydration, Exercise, Diet and Social Media were delivered and discussed, with regards to their importance to student well-being.

Year 8 took part in an Enterprise day where the focus was on the designing and marketing of a new product. There were some very original concepts created, which were really well presented by the students.

Year 9 students took part in our annual visit to the Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals and the Synagogue in Liverpool. Students learned about the layout of these places and worship, the symbolism behind objects and what an act of worship entails. Staff at the Anglican cathedral commented upon the exemplary behaviour of our students and how they always look forward to welcoming us to their place of worship.

Miss Kent was delighted with the interest, knowledge and understanding exhibited throughout the day. The students were a pleasure to take on the trip. Thank you to Mr Walker, Miss Davenport, Mrs Rawcliffe, Mrs Coggins and Mrs Fraser-Orr for accompanying the students on the trip.

Year 10 followed a day of PSHE, which involved the students analysing the effects of Pornography, Abusive Relationships, and the safe use of Social Media and mobile phones. Their attitude towards these potentially difficult areas of the PSHE curriculum was excellent.

Year 11 students focused on their option subjects, to ensure that any aspects of coursework are complete where possible, and to continue working through the exam content.

All students were fantastic in adapting to the change of timetable and timings throughout the day and we truly believe these days are a huge benefit to students where they get to learn about aspects of life that are as important as the day to day study they are involved with. Thank you to all the teachers who were involved but in particular Mr Lock for the meticulous plans that were needed to ensure the day ran smoothly.

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 ‘palpable ’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this. The word for week commencing 4th February will be ‘ablution’.

Maths and English Challenge

The winners from the last challenge was Hannah in 7JF and Hollie in 7JF, well done to both.

The next challenge can be found on the link below, students have until Thursday lunch time to enter. Answers for all the challenges can also be found at the link. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/fortnightly-challenges/


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Jessica Wall in Year 10 for her final piece for one of her coursework projects. Jessica has developed techniques using acrylics, taken her own photographs of her pets and developed this delightful colourful painting of a rabbit. The painting has been photocopied to cover a box frame to present the piece professionally. Thank you to Mr Pinder for making the box frame.

Jess, Year 10, acrylics

Jessica is also currently working on two more similar pieces of different pets, well done.


Year 10 and 11 GCSE Drama students have been given the opportunity to go to The Liverpool Playhouse to view ‘Girl on a Train’ on Thursday 14th March. This promises to be a fantastic performance that students can write about in their final GCSE exam. The deadline for replies and ticket money is Monday 4th February.

FrankensteinStudents in Year 7 and 8 and Year 9 GCSE Drama have been given the opportunity to watch ‘Frankenstein’ at The Little Theatre in Southport on Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm, the production will be presented by the Southport Dramatic Club Youth Theatre.

This is a fantastic opportunity to view live, local theatre performed by children and young adults. Please support your child in attending this event by replying with the consent slip on the letter they have received. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Cassidy.


Sports Leaders

This week saw the final of the Year 5 and 6 Futsal tournament at Stanley High. Over the last 2 weeks we have had almost 20 schools attend with the finals being between Norwood Primary, Kew Woods Primary, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary and the eventual winners Farnborough Road Primary. A massive thank you to Joe Langford, Ben White, Owen Thorpe and Ethan McCardle for helping to organise and officiate all the fixtures that took place. The feedback we received from players, parents and staff has been superb and you have been a credit to the school.

GCSE Moderation

This week 14 Year 11 students went to Formby High for Handball moderation alongside some Meols Cop students. Our students performed brilliantly and they are now confident in their positional sense and skill set before the real moderation that will take place before Easter. Our students will have one more opportunity to harness their skills when Stanley hosts a Year 11 competition on the 13th of February.

Football News

With the poor weather this week the Year 9/10 girls football tournament was cancelled on Wednesday; this will be rearranged for after half term. Our younger students will have an opportunity to defend their title next week in the Year 7/8 girls football tournament.

Our Year 7 football team have played over 20 matches this season and suffered only their third defeat of the season this week. In awful conditions our Year 7 students battled against a very strong Sacred Heart from Crosby before eventually losing a hard fought game. We wish Sacred Heart luck in the semi-final of the Sefton Cup.

Sportshall Athletics

There were some outstanding performances from the Sefton Girls Sportshall Athletics Competition this week. Both Year 7 and 8 finished in 2nd place in their groups. The following girls finished first in their events: Chloe Rimmer, Hollie Taylor and Frankie Lewis. Well done to all the girls who took part, they represented the school brilliantly.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Monday 4th February – Year 11 Dance Moderation
  • Tuesday 5th February – Year 7/8 Girls Football Tournament at Liverpool
  • Tuesday 5th February – Year 7/8 Extra – curricular Sportshall Athletics practice at home
  • Wednesday 6th February – Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics competition at home
  • Wednesday 6th February – Year 9 Football at home to Meols Cop High
  • Wednesday 6th February – Year 10 Handball competition at home
  • Thursday 7th February – Sports Leaders working with Norwood Primary


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 25th January 2019 was 94%.

Attendance 01-02-2019
Congratulations to 7GN and 11JR for achieving 100% 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.

  • 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

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