Headteacher’s update

Yesterday the Department for Education published the initial Secondary School Performance Tables for all schools in England and Wales (2017).

We are delighted to announce that our progress measure for 2017 compared exceptionally well with all schools nationally and we have the 3rd highest progress measure of all Sefton Secondary Schools.

This is a real achievement for the whole school and as a school community we are very proud.

The link below takes you to the Sefton section of the Performance Tables. 


Interact Club

On Tuesday I was delighted, and honoured to attend a Charter Night held by Southport Meols Rotary at the Hesketh Golf Club to officially launch the Stanley High School Interact Club.

Interact gives students ages 12-18 the chance to make a real difference while having fun. Every Interact Club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

Clubs meet at least twice a month and are sponsored by their local Rotary club, in this case Southport Meols Rotary. Involvement in Interact is extremely rewarding for members and can mean that they connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, make international connections and discover even more opportunities to connect with Rotary including Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange.

Southport Meols Rotary have worked alongside Stanley High School Headteacher, Mr Moore and teacher Miss Donnelly and has successfully introduced 11 members already, with a potential to grow even more. The small club are extremely enthusiastic and have already been involved in a number of fundraising events so they’re off to a fantastic start and epitomise the Rotary ethos of #PeopleofAction.

During the Charter evening members of the Rotary Club, Stanley Interact and friends and family enjoyed a delicious meal. Southport Meols Rotary Club President, Mr Ged Whittle officially installed Year 9 student Georgia as Stanley Interact Club’s first President, adorning her with the ceremonial regalia.

End of Term

School will finish on Thursday 19th at 3pm for the half term break as there will be an inset day on Friday 20th and students do not need to attend. They will be expected back into school on Monday 30th October at 8.40am.

Mr N Moore

Parent Governor

We have received two nominations for our Parent Governor vacancy and ballot papers have been sent out to all parents in the post. We would urge you to use your votes and return them to school in the envelope provided in the pack. A ballot box is situated in the school reception for the envelopes to be collected.

Year 10 More Able Business Trip

More Able Business Trip

Five of our year 10 students visited Runshaw College as part of the More Able programme provided by the Horizon Programme. Students had to discuss their thoughts on ethics and how to market and finance a new product they had designed.

The Runshaw staff were very impressed with the subject knowledge they displayed during questioning. The students represented the school well and as you can see in the picture managed to catch a photo with Alan Sugar himself on the way out!


This week’s Creative Work of the Week is awarded to Becky Flinn in year 11 for her highly detailed ink drawings of eyes.

Creative Work of the Week

Becky has really captured the old gentlemen’s creases around his eyes and depicted old age well. Her inspiration has developed from looking at the artist’s work Mark Powell. The way she has added silver paint to the glasses is exquisite. Well done Becky.

Mrs McAlister was extremely impressed with Tommy Edgar for his stunning photo board
which is part of his GCSE coursework on architecture. Well done and keep up the good work.


This term Year 9 have started their GCSE Food Course. So far they have cooked some fantastic international dishes such as Penne Florentine, Cottage Pie, Pizza and Chinese
Spring Rolls. 

Some of the outcomes have been excellent and a big thank you goes to parents/carers for making sure students bring in their ingredients.


BookbuzzMaking a Buzz about Books!

Book Buzz was launched on Monday 18th September, giving every student in Years 7 and 8 a free book. There are 15 exciting new titles to choose from, all of which are available for you to see on the Book Buzz website https://www.booktrust.org.uk/supporting-you/practitioners/ourprogrammes/
bookbuzz/. There is also a copy of each book in Room 7.

Students will be ordering their books in their English lessons, and the books will be delivered to school in the coming weeks. The only difficult part will be deciding which book to choose!


Spelling and Grammar Focus

Each fortnight during form time there will a specific spelling and grammar focus for the students. This information is also be 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.





Stanley girls have played games this half term against Meols Cop and Scarisbrick Hall. There have been notable performances across the age ranges and training will continue next week on the following nights for the teams.

  • Monday – Year 7
  • Tuesday – Year 8
  • Wednesday – Year 9
  • Thursday – Year 10 and 11.

As a result of the extra training there will be no dance practice next week.

Sports Leaders

We welcomed 15 primary schools for a Year 6 football tournament, which was organised and refereed by Year 10 students who received positive feedback from our local primaries. Well done to all our leaders who have helped out this half term either at Stanley or off site to run extra-curricular activities at other venues.

Football results

Year 7 students this week participated in the EFC competition against some of our local schools and again performed with great skill and enthusiasm before losing to a strong Formby High.

Year 7 Stanley 2 – Sacred Heart 3
Year 7 B team Stanley 2 – Sacred Heart 2
Year 7 B team Stanley 2 – Birkdale 2
Year 7 Stanley 2 – Christ the King 0
Year 7 Stanley 1 – Formby High 3
Year 8 Stanley 6 – Scarisbrick Hall 2

Forthcoming events

Monday 16th – Year 10 National Cup v Standish
Monday 16th – Year 7 Rugby Tournament at Liverpool St Helens Rugby Club
Tuesday 17th – Year 5 Football Tournament at Stanley High
Tuesday 17th – Year 11 football v Christ the King
Tuesday 17th – Year 7 B team v Birkdale High
Wednesday 18th – Year 8 football v Savio High in the Sefton Cup
Wednesday 18th – Year 7 football v Birkdale High


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 6th October was 92.7%.

Attendance 13-10-2017Congratulations to 9KF for achieving 99.1% 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 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.

  • 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

If you have changed your email address or any other contact details please let the office know by emailing enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk. 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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