Headteacher’s update

Year 9 Rewards Assembly During the assembly on Wednesday this week, 36 students were presented with their Bronze badges which are awarded for having 100+ merits and one student was presented with her Silver badge which is awarded for 200+ merits. We also celebrated the fact that 66 students have enrolled for the Duke of Edinburgh (the highest number we have ever had!) and that 8 students achieved either a Bronze or Silver award in the UK Maths challenge which ran before half term. In terms of attendance, 9MMC received a prize for achieving 95.5% since September and 18 students were praised for having 100% attendance. We are very proud of our Year 9 students who are now half way through their 5 years at Stanley High School.

Year 8 Parents Evening

This will take place on Thursday 1st March at 4pm. If you have not yet booked your appointments then please follow the link below. Should you need assistance please contact the school office on 228940.


UK Maths Challenge

I am delighted to announce the results for our recent UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge, in Year 10 we had 3 students achieve Silver and 6 students achieve Bronze and in Year 9 we had 4 students achieve Silver and 4 students achieve Bronze. Our overall tally of 7 Silvers and 10 Bronzes is our 4th best return since 2006 so a huge congratulations to both the students and the Maths Department.

School Library

We are very excited about our new school library that will be opening after Easter! We are starting to stock the shelves and would be very grateful for any donations of books, which are in good condition. If you have any children’s/young adult books that perhaps are not going to be read again, then we would be very happy to take them. We are also planning on potentially offering community Parent and Toddler mornings, so again, if you have any books suitable for younger children that you may wish to donate please send them into school for the attention of Miss G Navin or the English department. Any books that are not used within the library will be donated to charity.

Praise Week

Following the success of the ‘Manners Matter’ week during week commencing 22nd January our next topic is ‘Above and Beyond’ and will take place during week commencing 26th February. As previously staff will be able to nominate students who they feel have gone above and beyond what would be normal practice. We hope to see as many students nominated as last time which reached a fantastic total and we will acknowledge each student with a certificate and again choose two names to receive a voucher worth £10.

Mr N Moore

‘Wacky Hair Day’

On Friday 9th February we took part in a Southport wide event called Love My Community in conjunction with the Southport Learning Partnership. The money raised from all schools will go towards the local Alzheimer’s Society. We are pleased to announce that we raised £79.96 – thank you to all those who took part and donated.

Auschwitz visit

During the half term break, 28 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 took a trip to
Poland to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and investigate the devastating affect the Nazis
had on the Polish community.

We had a four hour guided tour of Poland on the first day to set the scene and then visited the Jewish Galicia Museum, where we were told about how the Jewish community of Poland became segregated and how it led to the Final Solution.
We visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in which we were able to see how the Nazis
systematically murdered so many lives. Students reflected on what they had seen and heard and realised that learning about the Holocaust is an essential part of life and the sites we visited are a warning to humanity. 

It was an emotional trip and students came back with one idea in mind, that if we do not remember our past, we are condemned to repeat it.

The students were a credit to the school and themselves, and thanks also go to Miss Van-Eker, Miss Chadderton, Miss Kent and Mr Baxter for giving up their time during the half term break to accompany the students.


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to the Year 8 students who have been
working on designs for a competition for the Royal Air Force Woodvale Station Badge Competition. Faith Jackson, Andrew Fleming, Bella Midgley and Lacey McDowell are amongst some of our best entries.

If anyone wants to enter please see Mrs Ward, entries are to be sent by the end of March. Good Luck.


Bake off Competition at Southport College

Erin and Keisha took part in the annual bake off competition at Southport College before half term. The brief was to bake either cupcakes, a whole cake or a tray bake which had to be made and decorated to a high standard. Both girls performed exceptionally well in the competition, their cooking and clean down skills were commented upon by the chefs in the kitchen. Miss Smithies was really proud of how they performed under pressure.

Miss Smithies also had the pleasure of seeing ex-students professional cookery work on the display boards at Southport College, which demonstrates how highly skilled our students have become since leaving Stanley.


blood brothersDrama students in Year 9 and 10 have been invited to attend Southport’s Little Theatre on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm to view the SDC Youth Theatre’s performance of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers (The Play). Letters have been distributed and reply slips with payment need to be in by Friday 2nd March. Please see Miss Cassidy for further information.

drama clubDrama club experimented with masks and mime this week to create paired performances.

Drama club is every Wednesday 3-4pm in Room 33 and is open to all students.


World Book Day

As you will probably be aware, World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March. We already have a variety of exciting competitions being organised by Mrs Abram, including the ‘Book in a Box’ competition, details below and we will also be running a book character hunt on the day itself. This will be open to Year 7 and 8 students and there will be twenty images of book characters around the school. Students will need to find the character and complete the sheet with the names. There will be prizes available for those who get them all right!

World Book Day Competition

Students are asked to transform a shoe box into a world of fiction capturing the key themes and characters from their favourite novel.

The competition is open to all Year 7 and 8 students and the deadline for entry is Friday 23rd February. Winners will be announced on ‘World Book Day.’ Please see Mrs Abram (Room 10) for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair

We are delighted to announce that we have raised a fantastic £93.00 from the recent book fair which was held before Christmas. This money will go towards purchasing books for the new Library which will be opening in April.

If you did not get a chance to order anything, please be aware we will be holding another book fair after the spring break, which will again help towards stocking the new library, so all your support in this fundraising will be gratefully received. Should you wish to discuss this further, please contact Miss Perkins in the English Department.

School Library

We will be running a competition for Year 7 and 8 students to design a poster to advertise the new school library and the importance of reading. Students will have to create a design that we can put up in school and in the library. Further details can be obtained from Miss G Navin in Room 11.

Spelling and Grammar Focus

Each fortnight during form time there will a specific spelling and grammar focus for the students. This information is also available online for parents/carers and students should they wish to work on it at home. Please follow the link below to see the fortnightly focus for this half term.



Stanley High will be welcoming a number of local primary schools through the curriculum programme that is offered to schools. The year 4 classes will be taking part in a number of different subjects including PE, Science, Food Technology, English, History, Music and Languages.

  • Tuesday 27th February – Linaker and Kew Woods Primary
  • Wednesday 28th February – St John Crossens and Bishop David Sheppard Primary
  • Thursday 1st March – Larkfield Primary
  • Friday 2nd March – Churchtown Primary

During these days Sports Leaders from Years 9 and 10 will helping out by ensuring the day runs smoothly and make the day enjoyable for the year 4 pupils.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Monday 26th – Year 7 and 8 Football vs Christ the King at Stanley High
  • Tuesday 27th – Year 7 and 8 Netball Tournament at Formby High
  • Friday 2nd March – Year 10 Football vs Christ the King at Stanley High


Year 11 Science revision resources are now available on SharePoint students should look at the Science section on the website to find out how to access the resources. This area has lots of exam questions and answers for all the units they need to study for. Please see Mr Roberts if you have any questions.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 9th February 2018 was 92.5%.

attendance 23-02-3018

Parents/Carers Evening dates

The yearly parent/carers evenings will be taking place on the following dates between 4-7pm. The booking system will open on 2 weeks prior to each date and will close the day before. You will be notified of this nearer the time via groupcall with details of how you can book your appointments. Should you need any assistance with booking your appointments or on how to use the system, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

  • 1st March 2018 – Year 8
  • 22nd March 2018 – Year 9
  • 3rd May 2018 – Year 10

School Term Dates

term dates

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please follow the link below to see details of all extra-curricular activities. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/curriculum/extra-curricular-activities-2/

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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