Headteacher’s update

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Congratulations to the 17 students in Year 10 who completed their Qualifying Expedition for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme last weekend.

The weather was kinder on the whole than it had been during the Practice Expedition, but there was still a wild four hours between 4pm and 8pm on the Friday evening which forced the staff to dismantle their gazebo and eat their food in the mini-bus.

The girls joined the staff for a couple of hours whilst the boys took refuge in their tents singing the National Anthem every time England scored a goal.

On both expeditions the students’ attitude and behaviour have been exemplary, and they were a pleasure to take away. Their navigational skills were excellent throughout and their campcraft skills improved hugely from the Practice to the Qualifying Expedition.

Now they need to complete their Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections in order to complete the Silver Award. Well done again to all the students.

Parent/Carer Child Mental Health Workshop

We were delighted with the turnout for the Mental Health workshop last night and will definitely be holding another session in the future. We hope that parents found the session to be insightful and are able to put some of the techniques into practice. We will be looking at holding another session, so if you would like to put your name down on the waiting list, please contact Miss Harper in the school office.

Year 11 Revision

Over the spring break we will be holding a number of revision sessions which your child should already be aware of. I hope they are able to attend as many as they can, and if not to keep up their study during the two week break as it is important to keep some continuity in their study to ensure they keep on top of the work they need to do in preparation for their GCSE Examinations. Should you have any questions as we move forward into the final half term before the exam season, please do not hesitate to contact the school via the enquiries email or the school office on 01704 228940. enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk

End of Term

I hope you have a relaxing Spring break and please be reminded 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

UK Maths Challenge

In February, some of our Year 9 and 10 Maths students took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Challenge. This is a national competition organised by the Trust in conjunction with Leeds University. We now have the results and we are pleased to announce that 15 of our students earned certificates.

Congratulations to Scott and Aaron who both attained Silver whilst George, Freya, Sean, Igor, Jack, Olivia, Thomas, Zack, Ethan, Georgia, Haydn and Kristaps all gained a Bronze Certificate.

Special mention goes to Nick in Year 9 for his Silver Award which was also best in School.

Creative Media

Benish and Lexi in Year 11 won first and second prize in a competition set by Southport College and on Friday they were presented with their prizes by Tom Rowe a representative of Southport College.
The students were delighted with their prizes of graphical drawing pens and a typography book. The brief they were asked to follow was to design a poster for visitor economy week to advertise why young families should come to Southport on holiday, to help with tourism.


Miss Smithies’ was impressed that they won and this clearly demonstrates the talent we have at Stanley High School!

Rocket Club

As an introductory welcome to Stanley High School Rocket Club, a group of students went on a day trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester, accompanied by Mr Black and Miss Greenwood. Students investigated how rockets fly and the Mathematics required for modern space travel. They also entered the centre’s planetarium, which has the latest video technologies, sound and computer animation to immerse you in a full 360º fulldome cinema experience. The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is the largest in the UK and was opened in 2012 by the astronomy hero Sir Patrick Moore himself. The iconic Rocket Tower at the National Space Centre is home to Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets, as well as the Gagarin Experience, Apollo Lunar Lander and real Moon Rock.

All 13 students had a fantastic day and acquired many new skills required for the design and construction of our model rockets back at Stanley High School.

More Able visit

A group of Year 8 students attended an Oxford University talk at Greenbank High School on Wednesday this week. Oxford University ran a High Achievers event for Year 8 students which lasted for 1 hour, during the session they discussed how to access the University, which was very aspirational and inspiring!

More Able Visit March 2019

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

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

The word for week commencing 1st April will be ‘quintessential’.

Maths and English Fortnightly Challenge

The previous Maths Challenge was won by Josh Stevens 7GN, the English Challenge by Grace Clifford 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.



This week has been very exciting for the Art Department as five of our Year 10 students have had their canvas paintings chosen by the Arts Council Selection Committee where they will go for selection to be in an exhibition in the Atkinson Art Gallery on Lord Street.

The students are Erin, Ethan, Brandon, William and Hollie. Fingers crossed that they are chosen for display in the exhibition and a big thank you to Mr Pinder for delivering the paintings for selection.


Football news

Our Year 9 team played a thrilling game against Meols Cop High this week. In an end to end game which saw both teams miss plenty of chances the final result was 0-0 which meant a penalty shoot out to decide the winner. After both teams scored their first three penalties, it was Meols Cop who scored with their final kick to win the game. Both sets of players should be congratulated on their excellent performances and the spirit in which the game was played.

Sports Leaders

Our Year 8 and 9 Sports Leaders have been officiating and organising football games for 20 primary schools this week. Year 6 teams have been coming to Stanley after school each night and our students have done a fantastic job. As always, they were a fantastic credit to the school and the time they have given up is much appreciated by the PE Department.


Our Year 10 boys played in the Merseyside County Finals at Kirkby High School this week. The winners of each region played against each other in a very high standard competition. Stanley High beat St Peter and Paul School, Sutton Academy and Wirral Grammar before beating Rainhill in the quarter-final.

They eventually came third losing against eventual winners Kings Academy from Liverpool. The boys should be congratulated on a fantastic achievement in finishing third place in the county.
GCSE moderation

Students from Meols Cop High, Birkdale High and Christ the King High took part alongside Stanley students in the GCSE PE moderation at Stanley this week. Examiners from GCSE OCR watched Trampolining, Netball, Handball, Athletics, Football and Rugby Union. It is pleasing to report the exceptional standards of performance on the day from our students which should go a long way to creating some positive student outcomes.

Our school was held up as a ‘Centre of Best Practice’ by the moderators and our students should be proud of the level of performance they produced on the day. Well done to all of our Year 11 GCSE students.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 22nd March 2019 was 94.6%.

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

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