Headteacher’s update


Last night we held our ‘Dance Extravaganza’ in the School Hall. The turnout was outstanding and the atmosphere in the Hall was electric. The students did an amazing job and all their hard work was evident in the final performances.

We also had two of the local primary schools in to watch the performance on Wednesday afternoon and the feedback we got was fantastic; they thoroughly enjoyed the performance and hopefully have been inspired for the future.

A huge thanks must also go to Miss Cregg, Mrs Urquhart and Mr Proffitt along with numerous other team members who supported Miss Cregg and the dancers throughout all the months of hard work and practising. Well done, I was inspired and very proud to see the show and proof that hard work ends in amazing results.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

18 brave Year 10 students recently battled the elements to take part in a Practice Expedition for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. The worst of the weather held off on Thursday, as the students navigated their way flawlessly from Gisburn, through Sawley to Clitheroe. As the evening drew in they pitched their tents and cooked for themselves before retiring to bed and a very cold night (temperatures reached -2).

A ground frost welcomed our campers in the morning but there was worse to come. From noon onwards it rained incessantly making walking extremely unpleasant. Not one student complained; after arriving back in camp, the students then had to cope with strong gusts of wind to accompany the rain as they struggled to set up camp and eat.

The staff fared even worse – their gazebo was blown over by the wind, hurling spaghetti and boiling water everywhere and leaving them homeless for the night.

A difficult night was endured by all but still no complaints were heard. Well done to all who took part for their resilience and tenacity.

We do it all again for the Qualifying Expedition this weekend.

Praise Week

Last week we held another praise week where students were nominated by staff for giving a ‘helping hand’ above and beyond the day to day. I am delighted that almost 70 students were nominated. We will award every child with a certificate and two names will be randomly chosen to receive a gift voucher. Well done to all those who were nominated and keep up the good work.

End of Term

Term will end at 12.15pm on Friday 5th April for the Spring break and we will return on Tuesday 23rd April following the Easter weekend. Please ensure your child arrives on time for morning registration at 8.40am.

Mr N Moore

Parent/Carer Child Mental Health Workshop

Limited spaces are still available for the workshop, which takes place on 28th March at 6-7.30pm.

We are delighted with the response received so far but would love to have a full cohort, so please contact the school office if you would be interested in attending. If the session is full we will look into further opportunities to deliver similar sessions. The workshop is for adults only.

Exam Invigilators

We are looking to appoint some exam invigilators to ensure the running of the GCSE Examinations is carried out 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 ‘contradictory contradictory’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this.

The word for week commencing 25th March will be ‘integral ’.

Maths and English Fortnightly Challenge

This time the Maths Challenge was won by Josh 7GN, the English Challenge by Grace 7CS and there will also be a form prize to Miss Smithies form for having 15 correct or partially correct entries

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



Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Millies and Yasmine in Year 10 for their final pieces for their ‘colours in nature project. They have both been inspired by their A3 paintings. Millie painted a close up of a Dahlia flower which has used as inspiration for the structure and colours of her 3D dress.

Yasmine has looked at microscopic cells and used the shapes and construction of these cells to develop her dress.

Well done to both girls, I cannot wait to see them finished.


Year 3 EFC Football Competition.

On Tuesday 19th March we held a Year 3 EFC Football Competition at Stanley High School on our 3G pitches. There were 9 primary schools from across Southport taking part and the students had a fantastic time. The team that were crowned champions on the day were Our Lady of Compassion with Churchtown taking the runners up spot. Can I also thank Luke, Ben, Jonathon and Alex from Year 10 who were fantastic young leaders refereeing the matches and running the results table.

Football News

Year 8 students participated in a football tournament at Stanley along with teams from Meols Cop, Range and Christ The King High. We had some outstanding individual and team performances during the tournament with 2 brilliant victories of 6-0 against Christ The King and 6-1 against Range High. Well done to all the students who participated in this tournament.

Handball News

Our Year 10 Handball team recently won the North Sefton Handball Competition at Stanley and have now progressed to the Merseyside County Finals, which will be held on Thursday 28th March at Kirkby Leisure Centre. No doubt the standards will be extremely high but the performances that our Year 10 students have had fills us with optimism that the boys will do extremely well.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Monday 25th March – Thursday 28th March- Year 5/6 Primary Southport Football League.
  • Monday 25th March- Year 7/8 Football Training with Southport Football Club
  • Tuesday 26th March- Year 7/8 Football Training with Southport Football Club
  • Tuesday 26th March- Year 9 Football Tournament at Stanley High School
  • Wednesday 27th March- Year 11 GCSE Practical Moderation Exam
  • Friday 29th March- Year 7/8 Girls Football at GOALS, Netherton


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 15th March 2019 was 94.4%.

Congratulations to 7CS for achieving 99.6% and 7JF for achieving 99.2%.

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

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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