Headteacher’s update

manners matterManners Matter winners

I am delighted to say that we had 110 names nominated for the ‘Manners Matter’ week and I am pleased to announce the two winners of a £10 voucher are Jess and Natasha who are both in Year 9.

Well done girls and well done to all the fantastic displays of manners, which was not only evident throughout last week but that are also displayed on a daily basis. Each student nominated will receive a certificate during their next assembly.

‘Wacky Hair Day’

Our school is part of the Southport Learning Partnership where we work together with other schools on joint projects. On Friday 9th February we will be taking part in a Southport wide event called Love My Community where we hope every child in the town will wear ‘wacky hair’ for the day in exchange for a £1 donation towards the local Alzheimer’s Society. The idea for this event came from a student on the joint School Council and we all thought it was fantastic!

The Alzheimer’s Society provide a vital service for many families in our community and we thought this would be a great gesture of support for the work that they do. We hope that you will have some great hair ideas and help a vital local charity. Many thanks for your help with this appeal and we hope together we can all make a huge demonstration that we Love our Community!

End of Term

Next Friday 9th February we will break up for the half term break. Students will return to school on Monday 19th February at 8.40am.

Mr N Moore

Year 11 Revision and Mock Exam information

Please see below the mock exam timetable for week commencing 5th and 19th February 2018. Students will have been informed by their individual teachers what topics they should be revising and we advise them to speak to their subject teachers if they are unsure or have not been spoken to.

Please also see below the half term revision timetable for Year 11 students. Again, all students will have been informed by their subject teacher if they are expected to attend and we hope that they take full advantage of the extra study sessions provided. If they wish to attend a session and have not been spoken to please advise them to speak to the appropriate teacher.

As well as the half term revision session, we operate a comprehensive revision timetable Monday to Friday each evening after school, which we again encourage students to attend. Some students will be notified by teachers to attend a particular session in relation to the topic being studied that particular evening but all students are able to attend if they feel that they may need some additional help or guidance.

Please contact the Form Tutor or Year Leader if you have any questions regarding your child and their preparation in working towards the GCSE Examinations.


Year 8 Options Evening

On Wednesday 7th February from 6-8pm we will be holding our Year 8 Options Evening where students and parents/carers are invited into school to discuss the options available for students to choose to study in Year 9 to 11. Information and Guidance will be available in classrooms, as well as the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have, from either the subject teachers or any senior members of staff. We look forward to seeing you on the night and hope that students come with any questions they may have following the two weeks of option assemblies.

Juggling Convention

On Saturday 20th January nine students travelled to York for “Chocfest 23” which is a Juggling and Chocolate Convention. They took with them a chocolate cake made by Mr Fraser and a suitcase full of juggling props. On arrival they witnessed some amazing and spellbinding feats of juggling from numerous professional jugglers before attending two 1 hour juggling workshops run by David Stone. They also attended Dragon Staff and Hoola Hoop workshops and met Tom Bounce who was a semi-finalist in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. The students had a great day out and were a credit to the school in their behaviour. Thank you to Mr Wilkinson and Mr Hooton for leading the trip.

Austria Ski Visit 2019

Mr Lock has launched the ski trip for April 2019. This has always been a very popular trip, with all students attending having an amazing experience. There are only 40 places available for students in Years 7-10, so if your child is interested in attending letters are available from Mr Lock.


Mrs Ward’s Creative work of the week is awarded to Elle Ward in Year 11 for her beautiful painting of a butterfly.

This is part of her final piece for the Colours in Nature coursework project.
The butterfly has been studied in detail and painted beautifully. Elle then had an idea to split the painting into tiny detailed paintings that made up a larger painting of the butterfly.

Elle used photographs of butterflies she took herself at Chester Zoo to help with her paintings. Well done, the paintings are gorgeous.


This week in Drama club students experimented with costume to create characters! Next time we will be using masks and mime to work on how to tell a story without sound or facial expressions. We next meet for Drama club on Wednesday 21st February as Year 8 Options Evening is next Wednesday.


Last Thursday, Year 10 had the chance to participate in a live lesson from the RSC. This linked to work that they have done this year on Romeo and Juliet. We were very lucky to have the opportunity to see the rehearsals for this year’s production of the play and to be able to see the decisions made by the director and the actors playing Romeo and Juliet.

We were all ready for 10.30am when it was due to begin and the students even did a countdown to the start! We hope to offer more opportunities like this to different year groups in the future, as we believe it is vital for our students to have the chance to experience plays in performance.

World Book Day Competition

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March 2018 this year and to celebrate we will be having a ‘Book in a Box’ 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.

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.



The final mock exams for Year 11 students will be taking place on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th March. These exams are vitally important as decisions regarding the final tier of entry for the Summer 2018 Maths Exam will be made based on students’ performance in these exams. Every Year 11 student has been given a full revision list and should use this to help them focus on which topics to revise and practice.


Indoor Girls Athletics

The Year 7 and 8 girls teams took part in the Sportshall Athletics practice at Greenbank High this week. Both teams performed excellently with some fantastic individual performances. The Year 8 team finished in 2nd place with the Year 7 finishing a creditable 4th. Well done to all the girls involved.


Year 7, 8 and 9 recently played Christ the King in competitive netball matches and what has been pleasing so far is the massive improvement in all team performances, particularly Year 7 who narrowly lost a hard fought game against their counterparts.


Our fantastic Year 7 footballers played in the quarter final for the Sefton Cup against Deyes High School last night. Year 7 have already achieved success in the Sefton League Fixtures and have had considerable success in the National Cup and despite putting in a fantastic performance we sadly lost 4-1.

Jump Warehouse

Mr Smethurst took 10 of our Year 7 students to Jump Warehouse for a morning of change4life activities; they were selected because of their positive outlook to PE. The students had a fabulous day and were a credit to the school.

Sport Leaders

Once again the Stanley Sports Leaders had a number of events that they were involved in. Wednesday saw the final of the indoor Futsal competition involving Our Lady of Lourdes, Farnborough, Kew Woods and Norwood Primary Schools. This event was organised entirely by some of our Year 10 Sports Leaders and was attended by lots of parents and Everton Football Club. Once again our Sports Leaders were fantastic ambassadors for Stanley High School.

Upcoming Fixtures

Monday 5th – Year 9 and 10 Rugby competition at Southport Rugby Club
Tuesday 6th – Year 7 and 8 Boys Sportshall Athletics at Greenbank High
Wednesday 7th – Primary Years 3 and 4 Gymnastics Competition at Stanley High
Thursday 8th – Norwood Primary Sportshall Athletics practice at Stanley high
Friday 9th – Year 7 and 8 Girls football competition at Netherton High.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 26th January 2018 was 93.5%.

Congratulations to 9EWA for achieving 99.2% attendance.

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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