Headteacher’s update

Runshaw College ‘Drop in’

On Tuesday we will have representatives from Runshaw College in school during lunchtime for Year 11 students; this is an opportunity for students to discuss what will be available to them if they choose to attend the college and to explore different options.

Colomendy visit

Today we had 83 Year 7 students along with seven staff members leave for their Colomendy visit. We are sure they will have a fantastic time getting to know each other whilst having a fun time taking part in a number of adventures. Mrs Urquhart, Year Leader, will let the school know that they have arrived safely and will also keep twitter/Facebook updated throughout the weekend. Please follow the link below, for the PowerPoint that contains the contact information for Colomendy, should you need it.


Year 11 Mock Exams

Mrs Rae and I would like to congratulate the Year 11 students for their conduct this week during a number of Mock Exams that have taken place in the Hall. This is the first of many that they will sit during Year 11 as they work towards their final GCSE Examinations in May and June next year. Their attitude and behaviour has been excellent throughout, as has their attitude towards attending the after school revision sessions, which we are delighted to report have been attended in high numbers – well done to all and keep up the good work and you will see the rewards.

Praise week

Next week will be our first praise week. The week will be focused on ‘Manners’ and any student who shows exceptional manners will be given a praise card and will be in with a chance of being chosen to win a voucher. We know that most students show good manners daily, but this is a chance to be rewarded for their politeness.

Inset Day

On Friday 19th October, we will be having an inset day and students will not be in school, this then runs into the half term on Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October, students will return to school on Monday 29th October for form time at 8.40am.

Mr N Moore

Word of the week

As you may know, we have a word of the week that we are encouraging students to use and this is being displayed in classrooms and around school. The word for this week was ‘Ravenous’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this. The word next week will be ‘Superfluous’ and students will be rewarded with behaviour points if they use the word within a sentence and it is spelt correctly.

Year 11 Prep for GCSE Meeting

On Tuesday 9th October, we will be holding a meeting for parent/carers and students in preparation for the upcoming study towards their GCSE Examinations. The focus will be on English, Maths and Science but there will also be information from other subjects and there will be college representatives in attendance should you have any questions regarding them moving on to further education. We look forward to seeing you all there; the meeting will start at 6pm in the Main Hall.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

We are delighted to announce that following the coffee morning last Friday we have made a fantastic total of £509.87. so thank you to all that came to support us, all the donations and of course the fantastic support from the students who were queuing round the block to purchase the goods.

We are sure that Macmillan will be extremely grateful, as every single pound helps to fund the invaluable support they offer to patients and their families.

Maths and English Challenge

Answers for last fortnight’s challenge can be found at the link below. Winners will be informed in Monday’s form time and next week in the bulletin where we will also display the next two challenges. Please encourage your child to participate – there are prizes available!



Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Harry in Year 10 for his extremely intricate demonstration of Julienne cutting.

Students in GCSE food theory have been working on some techniques to enhance their practical skills. Harry demonstrated the intricate slicing with a paring knife on a carrot for the class. Well done, Mrs Ward cannot wait to be a guest at your restaurant in the future.


GCSE Drama Students and those who attend Drama club on a Wednesday from 3-4pm have been invited to attend The Little Theatre Southport with Miss Cassidy to watch the musical ‘Oliver’ on Wednesday 10th October at a cost of £15 per ticket.

GCSE students will be able to write about this in section B of their exam as well as enjoying a local live performance.


National Poetry Day

Huge congratulations to the many students who entered our National Poetry Day competition, which ended yesterday. I am delighted to announce the winners are 8Y1 for their class poem, Harry Corcoran in Year 8 and Rebecca Bamber in Year 9.

Please click on the link below for the winning poem.




This week we were fortunate to receive a visit from players from Southport Football Club who gave a motivational speech to our Year 7 football team. This year Stanley are pleased to announce that we have formed excellent links with Southport Football in the community and their community coaches will be supporting all football teams across the years.

This weeks stand out performances came from Year 8 who bounced back from some early defeats to win in a comprehensive manor 9-0 vs St Marys in Crosby. Well done to the boys who have shown tremendous character and who are coming into great form for the EFC tournament next week.

Holland Trip update

We are delighted to announce that Stanley will be taking 22 boys from Year 7 & 8 to Holland in April 2019 for a fabulous football tour.

The tour will consist of games against Dutch opposition, training at the PSV training academy and an opportunity to watch a Dutch premier league match against PSV Eindhoven and Vitesse Arnhem.
I am sure the boys will have a fantastic.


This week our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams played an away fixture at Scarisbrick Hall against very strong teams which consisted of some county players, our girls displayed a fantastic attitude which will only see the girls improve throughout the year. Next week the girls will be playing against Christ the King and I have no doubt that the hard work in training will be pay off.

GCSE Moderation

This week saw Christ the King, Meols Cop and Birkdale bring some boys to Stanley High School for a football moderation session to assess their scores in this activity. The Stanley students excelled and displayed both a high level of technical performance and a high desire to hit their target grade. Well done to all who took part.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Monday 8th October: GCSE Rugby Moderation at home
  • Tuesday 9th October: Year 5 EFC Football at home
  • Tuesday 9th October: Year 11 National Cup vs Our Lady’s, Manchester at home
  • Tuesday 9th October: Year 7, 8, 9, 10 Netball at Christ the King
  • Wednesday 10th October: Year 8 EFC Football at home
  • Thursday 11th October: Year 5 & 6 Girls Football at home


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 28th September 2018 was 94.3%.

Congratulations to 7EC for achieving 100% attendance and 7GN and 9LH for achieving 99.6% attendance.

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.

  • 15th November 2018 – Year 7
  • 17th January 2019 – Year 11
  • 14th February 2019 – Year 8
  • 14th March 2019 – Year 9
  • 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 2017-18

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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