Headteacher’s update

Stanley High School Facebook Page

Over the last few months we have worked hard to ensure our Facebook page is delivering up to date and relevant information to parents/carers and students. We are posting information that varies from what is happening within the classroom, including homework pieces and dates and events that might be of interest to parent/carers, to recently posting a number of important pieces of information relating to online safety.

We encourage you to check out the page as you might see something that you are not aware of, both in regards to events happening at the school but also in relation to the safety of your child/ren.


Parent/Carer Child Mental Health Workshop

In response to parental suggestions and interest you have shown on our school Facebook page, we are going to run a Student Mental Health Workshop for parents and carers of our students. Our staff and Year 11 students have completed a similar session earlier this academic year and found it very helpful and we would like to offer you the same opportunity.

The session will be on 28th March at 6-7.30pm. The places for the workshop are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please contact the school office with your name and the number of places you require. If the session is full we will look into further opportunities to deliver similar sessions. The workshop is for adults only.

Language Event

Three members of UCLAN will be visiting Stanley High on Friday 15th March from 9-11am to speak to a small group of Year 10 students. They will give a talk on the importance of languages; then the group will split into two to enjoy a taster session in either Korean or Japanese. The department are very excited for this event to take place and it will be interesting to see how many Korean or Japanese words can be learnt during the session.

Korean-Japanese text

Year 9 Parent/Carer Evening

The Parents Evening Booking system is now open for you to book appointments for Thursday 14th March. This will remain open until Wednesday 13th at 7pm. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the school office on 01704 228940. Please click on the following link to access the booking system.


Mr N Moore

Friday 15th March

Red Nose DayAs you will be aware Friday 15th March is the bi-annual Red Nose fundraising day for Comic Relief, we as a school will be taking part but we will also be supporting the Missing People Charity in memory of Adam Seaton.

Missing People

There will be a cake sale at break time and all donations are welcome, whether they be homemade or shop bought, please ask your child to take them to Room 41 at the start of school.

During lunchtime there will be a Netball match between staff and students; a donation will be required to enter the sports hall.

The day will be a non-uniform day and those wishing to take part can adhere to the black and purple theme for the missing people charity for the suggested donation of £1.00. All monies raised will be split equally between Comic Relief and the missing people charity.

World Book Day

As you will no doubt be aware, yesterday was ‘World Book Day’. The English department, held a competition to design a national book token and to photograph yourself reading in an ‘extreme place’, to be completed by lunchtime Thursday, run by Mrs Abram.

Thank you also goes to Mrs Abram and Mr Walker who went out of school on Tuesday with a group of students to find some ‘extreme’ places and even got involved themselves as you can see! Well done to all the entrants and winners.

Spanish – Día mundial del libro

Year 8 students have been getting into the mood of World Book Day and have written their own stories in Spanish. This comes after learning how to talk about their typical holidays and how to describe a past holiday. Students got in touch with their creative side and their stories included plane delays, shark attacks and even rats in the beds! They should be very proud of all their efforts as is Miss Peacock.

Year 10 Apprenticeship Fair

On Wednesday, 45 Year 10 students had the opportunity to attend an event at Southport College to mark Apprenticeship Week. The students listened to a talk about what apprenticeships are and how to access them and then spent some time talking to employers and local apprenticeship providers. The session was very informative and students came back to school with a much clearer idea about some of the options that will be available to them when they leave school. Thank you to Mrs Lee, Mrs Pactor, Mr Walker and Mrs Wignall for accompanying the students.


On Thursday 21st March we will be holding a Dance Extravaganza at 7pm in the School Hall. Tickets are available from the Finance office or School Reception at a cost of £3 each.

Students have been working hard for a number of weeks in preparation and I am sure it will be a fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you there on the night.

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.


  • 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

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

The word for week commencing 11th March will be ‘prevail’.

Maths and English Challenge

The next challenge can be found on the link below, students have until Thursday lunch time to enter.
Congratulations to Miss Smithies form where a large number of the form entered – particular praise goes to Matthew Waddington who got the majority correct answers and will win a prize. 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.



Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Year 7 Design Technology students for their Dinosaur final pieces. Students have worked on a brief to design an image for a children’s illustration. They have used coloured papers to produce the textures and detail of their Dinosaurs. Well done Year 7.

Design and Technology

Year 10 DT students have been working on a prep project to prepare them for the GCSE DT NEA. Their context was “Attract wildlife into the garden to help the environment”; they then had to create their own brief in response to that context as they would in Year 11.

The students then went on to make three models in response to their six drawn ideas. They are now preparing their final pieces in the workshop from a prepared cutting list they created in response to their chosen final idea.

The students are working exceptionally hard and are using the tools with confidence and precision. Mr Clarke and Miss Smithies are very impressed with their attitude to learning and work ethic so far this year. If they keep this up they should have exceptional outcomes next summer. Well done Year 10


Well done to the Year 11 Drama students who presented their scripted performances on Thursday this week in the main hall to the AQA examiner, making up 20% of their final grade. They showed fantastic teamwork and performance skills and should be very proud of themselves. We will not find out the
results until summer but we have high hopes!

They are looking forward to enjoying a theatre trip next week to the Liverpool Playhouse to see ‘Girl on a Train’, which they will write about in the final exam.


Football news

Our Year 7 team played against a strong Holy Family team in an entertaining game last week. After a poor start in which we conceded some early goals the Year 7 fought back to 4-3 before conceding a late goal in the last minute to be on the wrong end of a narrow defeat. The Year 7, 8 and 9 teams will be involved in tournaments hosted at Stanley with the Southport and Formby schools along with fixtures against St Marys and Hillside this half term.

Cross Country

In awful conditions this week, we hosted the final Sefton Cross Country race in which 20 schools from across Sefton entered teams across the age groups for both boys and girls. Stanley had some excellent team performances and had 2 top ten finishes with Frankie Lewis in Year 7 and Harry Corcoran in Year 8.

However special mention must go to Thomas in Year 7 who won the Sefton Individual Championship. Well done to all our students who took part and our fantastic Year 8 Sports Leaders who helped marshal and coordinate the event particularly in the very wet conditions.


Well done to Year 7 girls who have had some great victories in the Southport and Formby tournament this week. Stanley High won against Meols Cop High, Christ the King High, drew with Greenbank High before eventually losing to the winners Scarisbrick Hall. Well done to all the girls who participated and congratulations on the massive improvement since the start of the year. Our Year 8 girls are hoping to emulate the Year 7 team in a rearranged tournament next week after it had to be postponed because of the poor weather.


Dance rehearsals are going well with a number of students performing exceptionally well getting ready for the “Lights, Camera, DANCE” show on Thursday 21st March. Tickets are still available from the finance office.

Year 11s also took part in their mock GCSE Dance practical moderation. All students applied a maximum amount of effort and performed well. Further rehearsals for the official moderation will take place during the Easter holidays.

Upcoming Fixtures

Monday 11th

Sports Leaders refereeing Year 6 Football Tournament at Stanley High

Year 7 and 8 Football training with Southport Community Football Coaches

Year 8, 9 and 10 Netball practice

Tuesday 12th

Dance Show rehearsal 3-5pm

Sports Leaders refereeing Year 6 Football tournament at Stanley High

Year 7 Football tournament at Stanley High

Wednesday 13th

Year 8 Netball tournament at Formby High

Sports Leaders refereeing year 6 Football tournament at Stanley High

Year 8 and 9 Football training

Thursday 14th

Cricket with Lancashire Cricket Coach at Stanley High

Sports Leaders refereeing Year 6 Football tournament at Stanley High

Friday 15th

Full dress rehearsal – Dance Show from 3-5.30pm


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 28th February 2019 was 94.8%.

Attendance figures

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 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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