Headteacher’s update

Christmas Fair

We are delighted to announce that the total money raised at the Christmas Fair on Friday 15th December was a fantastic £1334.91. This money has been distributed between the following charities; Claire House Hospice, The Ben Gautrey Foundation, Make a Wish, Cancer Research, The Rotarian Foundation and the School Fund.

We would once again like to thank all those involved, from the students, staff and governors to the parents who donated to the tombola and also the local businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes, without these contributions the charities would not benefit from the money raised. Thank you.

‘Wacky Hair Day’

On Friday 9th February we took part in a Southport wide event called Love My Community in conjunction with the Southport Learning Partnership.

Wacky Hair Day 2018

The idea was for children to wear ‘wacky hair’ for the day, in exchange for a £1 donation towards the local Alzheimer’s Society. The idea came from a student on the joint School Council and we thought it was a fantastic idea!

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!

Start of Term

Please be reminded that students will return to school on Monday 19th February at 8.40am. I would like to wish you all a restful half term break.

Mr N Moore

Year 11 Revision and Mock Exam information

Please see below the mock exam timetable for which continues after the half term break. Students have been informed by their individual teachers what topics they should be revising and we advise them to speak to their 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 have 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 11 Timetables



Year 8 Options Evening

On Wednesday we held our Year 8 Options Evening where students and parents/carers were invited into school to discuss the options available for students to choose to study in Year 9 to 11.

We were pleased to see so many attending and we know that they had an informative evening which will no doubt have helped with the decision making of what is an important time for students. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Miss Cregg or Mr Wright, or your child can discuss any issues with their subject teachers.

Please follow the following link to find the options booklet.


Aspire to Higher Education/Higher Education Futures

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, some Year 8 and Year 11 students visited Edge Hill University for an Aspire to HE programme. During the day the students took part in workshops to gain more knowledge about universities and university life.

The workshops included topics such as:

  • Pathways to the future
  • Careers ideas
  • What is University?
  • Personalities/skills/interests

The students were excellent ambassadors for Stanley High School and gained a lot from the experience.

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 has been a great response to the ski trip after the launch last week and we have only 10 places remaining. This is available to 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 goes to Kieran Barton-Constable for his outstanding painting. The fantastic fine detail makes it looks like a photograph.

Creative work of the week by Kieran Barton-Constable

Kieran looked at the work of artist Jeroen Okkerse for inspiration and he explains that this artist has influenced his work in many ways, in particular the way that he blends different colours together. Well done Kieran.

Faith Jackson in Year 8 has been working on some drawings and paintings in her spare time. Well done Faith I cannot wait to see the work you produce in your GCSE coursework.


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.



On Thursday 1st February 120 of our more able Mathematicians from Years 9 and 10 took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. This is a National examination organised by Leeds University in which the top performers receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificate. The papers have been sent off for marking; all of the students were keen to take part and we wish them well for the results.

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.


Sportshall Athletics

The Year 7 and 8 Boys Sportshall Athletics teams took part in the North Sefton finals on Tuesday. There were some exceptional team and individual performances from our students with wins in the 4 lap race, speed bounce, 6 lap race and long jump. Despite the level of competition being to a high standard our Year 7’s finished 3rd with 58 points and our Year 8’s finished a superb 2nd with 70 points; congratulations to Birkdale High who won both year groups.

Sefton Cup Football

The Year 7 team bowed out of the Sefton Cup losing 4-1 in what was a highly competitive game against a very strong Deyes High School. Despite the awful weather, which had an impact on both teams, it is a credit to Stanley that they tried to keep to their passing style and arguably deserved more from this quarter final game. The Years 7’s can now look forward to the league fixtures which will resume after February half term with Stanley’s opening set of fixtures against Meols Cop High.

Sports Leaders

Stanley Sports Leaders were once again heavily involved in a number of activities. They organised and delivered the Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics competition and praise was given from the teachers who attended the competition. Our silver Sports Ambassadors were once again supporting Norwood Primary School in their final Sportshall Athletics practice. With all of the excellent support the Sports Leaders have given the Norwood students, I am sure they will be successful in their competition after February half term.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 2nd February 2018 was 94%.

Congratulations to 7EC for achieving 100% attendance and also 10JB for 99.6% attendance, 8PB for 99.5% attendance and for 10CS for 99.3% 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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