Headteacher’s update

Next week sees a Bank Holiday Monday and half term, hopefully we will have some sunshine to make it a pleasant week. Students return to school on Monday 4th June at 8.40am. 

Year 11 students are able to attend revision session and we hope that they take advantage of the additional time that the staff are available to them. Please follow the link below to view the timetable on our website.


Charity Skydive

Thanks you for all the donations so far for my Charity Skydive over May half term. I will be raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. If you would like to make a donation, please visit my JustGiving page at the following link.


Cycling to school

To ensure the safety of all of our students who travel to school on bikes, we would like to remind students that they must dismount on Fleetwood Road and walk with their bikes to the bike shed. Students have been very sensible recently in crossing the main roads, and I would encourage them to continue to be mindful of the busy roads during the start and end of the school day. Please also ensure your child wears the correct safety equipment.

Please also ensure that they have a secure lock to ensure the safety of their bike, and following a number of thefts this we would advise that students use the bike sheds provided which is locked from 8.40am to 3pm and not to leave their bike at the front of school.

If your child comes to school on a bike please share the following resources with them on bike safety.


Art and Technology Exhibition

We will be holding an Art and Technology exhibition in the new Library on
Thursday 14th June from 4pm to 6pm.

Students will be displaying their GCSE work for parents and carers to view
alongside students who are currently studying design and technology

As with previous years, I am sure it will be a fantastic event. Parent/carers will
receive a letter of invitation in due course.

Mr N Moore

Examination Arrangements

GCSE Examinations continue and I would like to remind all Year 11 students that should they have any concerns or questions, to ensure they speak about them to the appropriate member of staff. I have been delighted with the excellent attitude and preparation of our Year 11 students as they start their exams.

Year 11 students can continue to meet in the canteen from 8am on the days of their exams, where breakfast and refreshments will be provided for those sitting a morning exam. Students must be in school by 8.30am when sitting morning exams.

If students do not have an exam, they should arrive in school by 8.50am and will be registered in their form room.

Please follow the links below to view the exam timetable, revision timetable and information and guidance.


Year 10 Key Dates

  • Tuesday 19th June – KGV taster day
  • Wednesday 20th June – Runshaw taster day
  • Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June – Work Experience week
  • Monday 2nd July – Southport College taster day
  • Wednesday 4th July – Enrichment day

Duke of Edinburgh

Last Friday we took 33 Year 9 girls to Clitheroe for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh
Practice Expedition.

D of EThe weather was very kind to us with bright sunshine on both Friday and Saturday
and the girls acquitted themselves very well to the tasks of navigation, pitching tents
and cooking on trangias.

Both Bronze groups have now completed their Practice Expeditions and are looking forward to their Qualifying Expeditions after half term.

Thank you, again, to the staff who have given up their time freely to enable these expeditions to take place and to the parents who have supported their children through the various aspects of the D of E Award.


Mrs Ward has found it difficult this week to allocate one student with the creative work of the week. Year 9 have produced some outstanding homework’s based on an artist called Jessa Ruiebing Reitinger. Some of the fabulous A1 research boards are below.

Thank you Year 9 for working so hard on your homework.


Creative Writing Competition

The English Department are promoting a ‘Creative Writing Competition’ for all students in Years 7 and 8. We wish to encourage as many students as possible to enter and our topic is ‘Ghost Stories.’ 

Ghost Stories; we have all heard them and we have all been scared by them at one time or another! They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they have heard is fact or fiction!

Our Ghost Stories competition is open to all our creative writers from Year 7 and 8 and whether you choose to write a spine-chilling tale packed full of suspense, or a ghostly story that is actually quite funny, we would love to read it!

The closing date is Friday 8th June and all successful stories will be published in a book alongside other spooky tales from budding storytellers! Once we have enough entries to publish a book we will contact the successful writers.

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.




Year 7 and 8 boys went to Birkdale High and competed in an inter school competition with Birkdale, Formby and Meols Cop. We had some outstanding performances in both the track and field events and special mention must go to Adam Holloway in Year 8 who ran the 1500m in an outstanding time of 5 minutes and 19 seconds. In Year 7
the outstanding performance was by Sam Langford who ran the 400m in 1 minute 13 seconds, which on current form would probably mean that both of these individuals would win the Sefton championships. Well done to all the boys who took part in this interschool event.

Year 9 and 10 athletes will be able to take part in a similar competition at Birkdale High week commencing 4th June.


Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams played a round robin match this week against Scarisbrick Hall and Greenbank High. Our teams were successful in all matches against Scarisbrick Hall and fought out some thrilling games against Greenbank High. The girls have a great attitude towards rounders and it looks promising for the tournament that will be held
at Stanley on 11th June.


Students in Years 7, 8 and 10 had another coaching session at Fleetwood Hesketh this week. Our students also received some extra bowling practice and invaluable tips from the professional from Fleetwood Hesketh who has also played first class cricket in South Africa. Our boys were a credit to the school and what was really pleasing is
the number of younger students who are now joining the local cricket club.

Sports Leaders

This week we hosted the primary cross-country competition for 20 schools from North Sefton; over 300 students from Years 3 – 6 attended. Our students had a variety of roles from time keeping, pace makers and marshalling and the event would not have been as successful if they weren’t there to help out. With over 200 parents also watching, there were several positive comments about the conduct of our students which was fantastic to hear.

Thank you to all the students involved.

After half term there will be numerous opportunities for students to be involved in Sports Leadership, if students are interested please contact Mr Smethurst.

Upcoming fixtures after half term

  • Monday 4th – Athletics practice
  • Tuesday 5th – Lancashire Cup match TBC
  • Wednesday 6th – Year 9 & 10 Athletics Tournament
  • Thursday 7th – Years 7 & 8 Boys Tennis at North Meols Tennis Centre
  • Thursday 7th – Girls North Sefton School Athletics Tournament at Litherland High
  • Friday 8th – Years 3 & 4 Footgolf at Stanley High

Head Lice

There has been a recent outbreak of head lice over a number of weeks, could we please remind you to check your child on a regular basis and take appropriate action should you notice any eggs or lice. This will help to ensure that they are not able to spread within the school or home environment. Please click on the link below for NHS advice.



We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 18th May 2018 was 94.4%.

Congratulations to 11RP for achieving 100% and 7LW for 99% attendance.

School Term Dates 2017-18

Please follow the link to see all available term dates.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Please follow the link below to see details of all extra-curricular activities.


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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