Headteacher’s update

‘Go Orange’ Love my Community Day

Muscular Dystrophy UKOn the Friday before half term we held a ‘Love my Community Day’ jointly with the Southport Learning Partnership. We are delighted to say we raised £173.40 and I am sure that that money combined with the other schools within the partnership will be gratefully received by Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Our next fundraising event will be on Friday 15th March for Comic Relief and in memory of Adam Seaton we will be donating half of the money raised to the Missing Persons Charity in liaison with the family. The theme will be to wear Black and Purple as well as a number of other events including a Cake sale.

We are very proud as a school to support so many varied charities throughout the school year and if you have a charity that is personal to you we would love to know what, if anything we can do to support it.

Year 8

Jasmin Stevens is the first student in Year 8 to achieve the silver merit badge, this is a fantastic achievement and is truly well-deserved. Well over half of Year 8 now also have their bronze badges which is also a superb achievement. Well done Year 8.

Year 8 Options

Monday 4th March is the deadline for students to return their option forms, although I am delighted with the response so far. Should your child still have any questions, please encourage them to speak with their Form Tutor or Year Leader.

Year 9 Parent/Carer Evening

The Parents Evening Booking system is now open for you to book appointments for Thursday 14th March. This will remain open until Wednesday 13th at 7pm. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the school office on 01704 228940. Please click on the following link to access the booking system.


Year 10 Apprenticeship Fair

A number of Year 10 students will be visiting Southport College on Wednesday to attend and apprenticeship fair, hopefully students will ask lots of questions to give them a better understanding of what apprentices are available to them. The college is also open from 5-8pm should they have further questions, or you would like to accompany them for further information.

Year 11

Year 11 students have been sitting their Mock Exams this week and these will continue into week commencing 4th March. Students have been exceptional in their behaviour and attitude towards the exams and hopefully their results will show the improvement required from the last round in November. Please click on the link below to see the mock timetable. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/year-11-mock-exam-and-revision-timetables-2019/

Mr N Moore


On Thursday 21st March we will be holding a Dance Competition at 7pm in the School Hall. Tickets will be available from the Finance office or School Reception from Friday 1st March, 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.

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. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/vacancies/#exam

  • Setting up exam rooms
  • Supervising entry and exit of candidates
  • Giving out information
  • Distributing and collecting exam materials
  • Taking attendance registers
  • Supervising the exam
  • Completing documentation

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

The word for week commencing 4th March will be ‘tangible’.

Maths and English Challenge

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


Mrs Ward’ s creative work of the week goes to Year 11 students. Despite the fact they are involved with their mock exams this week students have managed to produce excellent research boards for their art exam research.

Well done year 11 keep up the good work.


Football news

This week we took 2 teams of Year 7 and 8 to the Sefton Schools Football Tournament at Goals Centre in Liverpool. The format was 7 aside and our girls played 11 matches overall only conceding 1 goal throughout the whole tournament. Highlights included comprehensive victories over teams from Greenbank High, Range High, Formby High, Christ the King High, Meols Cop High and Scarisbrick Hall with our B team ending up victorious in the girl’s tournament.

girls football team

This has meant that in the 5 tournaments our girls have participated in this year they have won 3 and been runner up in 2 which is both unbelievably consistent but also extremely impressive. Well done to all the students who have participated during the year and no pressure on our Year 9/10 team who have their final tournament next week!

Year 8 Football

This week our Year 8 football team started their next block of fixtures with a home game against Meols Cop High. As this was a friendly game this was an opportunity to promote a number of students from the B team to play along with other students who have previously not represented the school. The students who participated showed great enthusiasm and determination and created many chances to score before losing a hard fought game 3-0. Well done to all our students who played.

Cross Country

Next week Stanley High will be hosting 22 secondary schools from across Sefton as we hold the third and final Sefton Cross Country race. Previous races have been held at Birkdale Common and Merchant Taylors and our students have had success in both team and individual races.

Our Year 7, 8 and 9 students will be competing over distances ranging from 2400 to 3200 and if Stanley continue the success of the previous 2 races then I am sure there will be more individual and team success. Any students who wish to be involved need to see a member of the PE team next week.

Extra-curricular Timetable

Please be aware of the new extra-curricular timetable for this half term. There are some slight changes to the timetable with no Basketball this half term and Cricket starting up in partnership with Lancashire Cricket Club. We are also delighted to be working with Southport Football Club who will be supplying coaches to assist with Football training every Monday and Tuesday of this half term.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Tuesday 5th March – Year 9 /10 girls Football Tournament at Goals Liverpool
  • Tuesday 5th March – Year 7 girls Netball Tournament at Formby High
  • Wednesday 6th March – Sefton Cross Country race at Stanley High
  • Thursday 7th March – Year 11 North Sefton Handball tournament at Stanley
  • Thursday 7th March – Year 8 girls Netball Tournament at Formby High
  • Thursday 7th March – Parents evening at 6pm for Holland Football trip
  • Friday 8th March – Year 7 Football game at home to Meols Cop High


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 15th February 2019 was 93.1%.

Attendance w/e 01-03-2019

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 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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