Headteacher’s update


I am delighted to inform Parents and Carers that Mrs Shawe has been appointed to Deputy Headteacher. I wish her well in her new role and working with myself to continue to make Stanley High School a fantastic school.

Exam Invigilators

We are looking to appoint some exam invigilators to ensure the running of the GCSE Examinations is done 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

  • Setting up exam rooms
  • Supervising entry and exit of candidates
  • Giving out information
  • Distributing and collecting exam materials
  • Taking attendance registers
  • Supervising the exam
  • Completing documentation

Love my Community

On Friday 15th February, we will be holding our annual Southport Learning Partnership ‘Love my Community’ day. This year we will be holding a ‘Go Orange Day’ for Muscular Dystrophy. Students are asked to wear something orange for a donation to charity; suggested minimum donation of £1.00. Students must wear full uniform but can accessorise with one item of orange which could be any item of clothing, as long as it is not too outrageous.

The Southport Learning Partnership consists of 4 High schools and 22 Primary schools, and each year they all get together to raise funds or donate in some way towards a charity, so please encourage your child to get involved, if possible, as every little bit helps and I am sure you will agree that Muscular Dystrophy is a very worthwhile cause.

Year 11

The end of term will be on Friday 15th February at 3pm and Year 11 students will have a number of revision sessions available to them during the half term break, the timetable was issued this morning and will be available on the school website at the following link. Please encourage them to attend and if they are unsure what is available to speak to their individual teachers who will let them know what will be studied.

Year 11 Mock Exams commence week commencing 25th February and 4th March. Your child was given a copy of the timetable this morning, please see click on the link below the timetable

Year 11 Food Practical Examinations have been taking place this week and the feedback from staff who had the pleasure in tasting the food has been fantastic. The students have all worked very hard to produce some amazing plates of food – well done to all 44 students who were involved.

Year 8 Options

I was delighted to see so many parents and carers last night for the Options Evening which I hope has helped your child to make their choices. If they are still unsure, please advise them to speak with their Form Tutor, Year Leader or Subject Teacher for further guidance. The Options Book is available online at the link below and please ensure the form is returned to the school office by Monday 4th March 2019.


Mr N Moore

Bus Service 762

We have been notified by Merseytravel that there will be some disruption to the 762 due to resurfacing works. This will take place from Monday 11th February for 7 days. The details of the diversion route are as below.

Service 762

Service will commence on the other side of the road at stop S60041B (Bispham Road/Wennington Road) then proceed along Bispham Road, turn right onto Norwood Avenue, turn right onto Roe Lane, turn left onto Mill Lane then resume normal route to Stanley School.

Omits Old Park Lane.

The timings will not be affected but if you have any further questions, please contact Merseytravel on 0151 330 1356 or Email: matthew.daniel@merseytravel.gov.uk.

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 ‘palpable ’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this. The word for week commencing 11th February will be ‘pretentious’.

Maths and English Challenge

Congratulations to 7RP who have all taken part in the challenges this time. Please encourage your child to get involved and even have a go yourself! The link below shows the new challenge and the answers to all the previous challenges. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/fortnightly-challenges/


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Year 9 Art students for their outstanding personal responses to using inks and watercolours. Each student is developing their own ideas and pieces using inks and watercolours.

Well done Year 9.


FrankensteinStudents in Year 7, 8 and Year 9 GCSE Drama have been given the opportunity to watch ‘Frankenstein’ at The Little Theatre in Southport on Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm, the production will be presented by the Southport Dramatic Club Youth Theatre.

This is a fantastic opportunity to view live, local theatre performed by children and young adults. Please support your child in attending this event by replying with the consent slip on the letter they have received. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Cassidy.


This week the Year 11 Food and Nutrition students have been undertaking their NEA2 three-hour practical. This year’s theme is ‘Street Food’. The budding chefs had to plan and prepare three street food dishes and present them to staff for tasting.

Miss Smithies is immensely proud and impressed with the outcomes from her students this week. The students have excelled far beyond their years and their commitment to the course is commendable. Miss Smithies would also like to thank parents for supporting the students with providing ingredients in preparation for the exam.

The local businesses in the area also contributed packaging upon the request of our students which has created some fantastic community links. The students are a pleasure to teach and they should be extremely proud of themselves.


Football News

The Year 9 football team played in a friendly match against Meols Cop this week giving a number of players the first chance to represent the school. After falling behind to a goal just before half time the students scored a great team goal before eventually losing 3-1 in an evenly fought contest. Well done to the students who took part and the full football calendar will be starting back after the February half term.

Handball News

Year 10 HandballOur Year 10 students took part in a North Sefton competition at Stanley High this week. The students have just undertaken a block of work in there GCSE practical lessons and a number of students have excelled in this popular GCSE sport. The competition at Stanley was to qualify for the Level 3 Merseyside Games in Kirkby after half term. Our students were outstanding throughout with comprehensive victories against Meols Cop High, Scarisbrick Hall and Christ the King High. We will now be one of 2 teams to represent Sefton in the Merseyside Games. Well done to all the boys who participated in this tournament.

Sports Leaders

This week we hosted Year 3 and 4 students from Churchtown, St John Crossens, Freshfield, Larkfield and Holy Trinity Primaries for the Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Competition. With the assistance of Mr Kevin Corcoran our Sports Leaders helped score and judge the competition which Churchtown were the eventual winners. A massive thank you to Miss Alyson and Mr Corcoran who helped organise this competition and to our brilliant Sports Leaders who are always fantastic ambassadors for the school.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Monday 11th February – Year 11 GCSE Trampolining Moderation
  • Tuesday 12th February – Year 7 and 8 Sportshall Athletics Competition at Greenbank High
  • Wednesday 13th February – Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Competition at home
  • Wednesday 13th February – Year 11 Handball Competition at home
  • Thursday 14th February – Sports Leaders run Norwood Sportshall Athletics


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 1st February 2019 was 94.6%.

Attendance 08-02-2019
Congratulations to 8AWI for achieving 99% attendance and 11JR for achieving 99.3% 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.

  • 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 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

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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