Headteacher’s Update

Remembrance Day

Today we held an oral History afternoon for the local community in remembrance of our fallen soldiers in the Great War. This was delivered by our History ambassadors and a number of other students including a special dance routine that was very emotive. We were delighted with the fantastic turnout and as a result a fantastic afternoon where both students and the community shared stories and experiences of WW1. There were a number of positive comments as people left and one lady was overheard to say she looked forward to a Geography afternoon!

Meols Rotary Speaking Competition

Last week three of our Students represented Stanley High School at the first Rotary Youth Speaks competition. Nick and Rebecca from Year 8 and Jess from Year 9 all performed admirably and were a credit to the school. A huge well done to all three for delivering an excellent and topical speech on the topic of ‘fake news’, which was highly commended by the judges. As a result of their excellent performance, all three students have been invited to attend the Senior Youth Speaks competition at The Ramada Plaza Hotel next week, where Molly, Joe and Louis will be representing the school on Tuesday 14th November.

Mr N Moore

Advance Notice

Please be aware that the canteen will be serving a traditional Christmas Roast Dinner and Pudding on Wednesday 13th December for a cost of £2.20.

Enrichment Day

On Tuesday next week we are having a Mental Health Awareness Day. This is such an important aspect of everybody’s lives, and we need to educate and help to prepare our students for times of pressure, and possibly help to prevent stress and anxiety. Students will have a variety of sessions different from their usual timetable, which will include:

  • Building Resilience
  • Positive thinking, gratitude – Overcoming your negative bias
  • Social Media
  • Creativity
  • Coping Strategies
  • Problem solving/Physical activity
  • Creativity

Duke of Edinburgh

Well done to the Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh students. Every student who attended the Expeditions last summer has gone on to successfully complete their Bronze D of E Award. These students will now be offered the chance to start their Silver Award beginning in January.

Students in Year 9 will soon be offered the opportunity to start their Bronze Award; there will be an introductory assembly during school on Wednesday 22nd November and classes will begin after school on Friday 1st December.

Year 7 Parents Evening

The Year 7 parents evening will take place on Thursday 16th November from 4pm to 7pm. Parents/carers are able to book their appointments online via the link below. Should you need further information or assistance with this, please call the office on 228940.



Mrs McAlister was extremely impressed with these beautiful, creative final pieces by her Year 10 GCSE group based on the theme of confectionary.

Emily Walsh created the fashion illustration, Vanessa Webster created the 3d rose and Chloe winder created the shoes.

Oliwia Rutkowska in Year 9 has completed a drawing challenge from social media to complete a drawing every day in October on set daily themes; her portfolio is amazing.

Well done and continue with the good work.


7/1 English have created this fantastic poem to pay respects to the soldiers of WWI.
They are very proud of their success as was Mrs Abram!! Well done to all involved.

11th of November is that time of year,
When we think of the soldiers who faced the fear,
Sacrificing their lives and saving our land,
Lives cruelly taken – war should be banned
Life is a journey  full of love,
So why are innocent souls in heaven above?
Determination and pride they continued with faith,
For younger generations to be happy and safe.

Years fly by and memories fade,
But we will never forget the effort they made,
Together as one united we stand,
Each generation hand in hand,
To pay our respect to those who fell,
Angels can hear the war stories we tell,
Over one hundred years later and we live in debt,
So we wear our poppies as a term of respect.
As we continue our lives from day to day,
Their memories live on and they’re here to stay.

Book Buzz

Every student in Year 7 and 8 has now received their Book Buzz book – and they are very excited! The students are being encouraged to read their books during DEAR time, and they are all commenting on how much they are enjoying reading!

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.



Sports leaders

Two of our Silver ambassadors, Emily Walsh and Anabelle Riding have been busy delivering an after-school multi-club at Norwood primary school. They are working with Year 2 students and will continue this for a further 4 weeks. They have shown a fantastic attitude and willingness to plan and deliver the sessions and the Norwood students are really enjoying the sessions.

Cross Country

Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students recently participated in the Sefton School cross country event at Birkdale Common on a dry but cold day. We had some fantastic individual and team performances with all of our students displaying brilliant determination in the testing conditions.

Special mention goes to Sam Langford and Ollie Benford in the Year 7 boys’ team who had a 3rd and 4th place finish. This was a fantastic achievement as the race had more than 120 students taking part. Other outstanding performances were Chloe Rimmer, Year 7 girls who finished 7th and Tom Corcoran, Senior boys who finished 3rd.

Football fixtures

Year 10 continue to have a sustained success this season and have won all of the fixtures, in all competitions. Recent results were National Cup victories against Standish, Woodchurch and Caldy without a goal being conceded in any of these 3 ties. Well done as well to Year 7s who are also on a great National Cup run and are through to the next round against Bury Grammar School.

SAFES Rugby Tournament – Monday 6 November

A mix of Year 7 and 8’s took part in the first Southport and Formby Emerging Schools Tournament of the year at Southport Rugby Club. Our opponents Scarisbrick Hall, Formby High and Birkdale High were to prove challenging, both physically and tactically. Our first game was against Scarisbrick who were fast and direct running with the ball. Some good tackling limited their opportunities to score and the game remained competitive until the end. Every member of the team was keen to get the ball and run which did limit our moving the ball out wide. The final score of 2-0 to Scarisbrick Hall did not fully reflect how close the game actually was.

Our second opponents were Formby High; switching to a bigger pitch posed a few more problems as Formby were able to move the ball away from each restart into space away from our main tacklers. Missing some tackles allowed Formby to score several tries before we adjusted our positions and began to work as a team to close the attackers down. Although we had a few good runs with the ball we were unable to finish these off with a try. The final score was 4-0 to Formby.

The final opposition was provided by Birkdale High and in the fading light, both teams worked hard to maintain possession of the ball. We were very unlucky to fall short of the try line on several occasions despite some strong support running and improved passing and communication. Final score 2-0 to Birkdale but again the whole squad performed well and showed there was the potential to improve as long as we practice each week.

Focus areas for development are: moving the ball away from the breakdown area faster; hitting all our tackles and quicker decision making when close to the ball carrier – thinking about the best position to be in/action to take


Year 7s Stanley 5 against St Cuthberts High, St Helens 1
Year 10 Stanley 5 against Standish High 0
Year 10 Stanley 5 against Caldy Grammar, Wirral 0
Year 10 Stanley 3 against Woodchurch High 0

Upcoming fixtures

Friday 10th : Year 10 football vs Thomas Telford (National Cup)
Friday 10th : Year 7 & 8 Girls vs Liverpool County FA Sefton football
Monday 13th : Year 9/10 Rugby Tournament at Southport Rugby club
Tuesday 14th : Year 10 Football vs Range High (Sefton Cup)
Wednesday 15th : KS3 Boys Badminton at Stanley High
Wednesday 15th : Year 8 Football vs Maghull High (National Cup)


This week’s creative work of the week goes to Rebecca Timperley for her Remembrance day poem.

Rebecca has worked really hard in her RE lesson with Miss Cregg to produce a poem about remembering the fallen soldiers. Rebecca has then worked at break and lunchtime to bring together her professional presentation. Mrs Ward is particularly proud of Rebecca as she is a member of her form. Well done Rebecca.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 3rd November was 93.8%.

Congratulations to 7JF for achieving 99% and 8SB and 9EWA for achieving 99.6% attendance.

Parents Evening dates

The yearly parent/carers evenings will be taking place on the following dates between 4-7pm.  The booking system will open for the two 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.

  • 16th November 2017 – Year 7
  • 1st February 2018 – Year 11
  • 1st March 2018 – Year 8                  
  • 22nd March 2018 – Year 9
  • 3rd May 2018 – Year 10

School Term Dates

term dates

Online Information and Apps

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