Headteacher’s update

Welcome back, I hope you have had a good spring break and are ready for the summer term, and hopefully better weather.

Staff update
I would like to say thank you to Mr Monahan and Mrs Moriarty for the hard work they have given to the school and students and who both left Stanley at the end of last term.

I would also like to congratulate Mr Lock who has been appointed to the Leadership Team as Assistant Headteacher, Mr Black who has been appointed Assistant Leader of Maths and Miss Perkins has been appointed Assistant Leader of English. I am sure they will excel in their new roles and bring fresh ideas to the departments.

Easter revision
We had an extensive programme running over the spring break and I am extremely pleased with the engagement from students as we had some very well attended revision sessions. The revision continues throughout the week and during May half term. Your child will be aware of what is available by individual teachers.

Whole School Photograph
We will be taking a whole school photograph on Wednesday 3rd May, please ensure your child is wearing full and correct school uniform.

Year 7 Progress Evening
This will be taking place on Thursday 27th April from 4-7pm and you can continue to book appointments until Wednesday 26th at 7pm. Please follow the link below to make your appointments.


Parent/Carer Forum
The parent/carer forum proposed for 9th May has been cancelled.

Mr N Moore

Stanley High Car Boot Sale
Our monthly Car Boot Sale will be taking place tomorrow, please come along as you may ‘bag a bargain’ or alternatively, if you wish to volunteer to help the school run the cafe please contact the school office on 01704 228940.  

If you wish to be a part of the School’s PTA, please contact the above number and ask to speak with the School Business Manager, Mrs Smith.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award
27 of our year 10 students, accompanied by Mr Hooton and staff left for Lancashire this morning to complete the qualifying expedition part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.  They will camp over the weekend and students will be required to navigate the open countryside following a route plan and also demonstrate good camp craft skills while working effectively as a team.  We do hope the weather will be kind to them!

Please remember to send your vouchers into school to help us get some free equipment for the school, which will benefit our students in either the PE or the Catering department.

Sainsbury’s Active kids 2017
Please remember to send your vouchers into school to help us get some free equipment for the school, which will benefit our students in either the PE or the Catering department.

Pease follow the link if you would like more information. https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk/

Examination Preparation
Mr Wright delivered a talk to Year 11 students on the importance of eating the right foods at the right times to improve alertness through long exams. The wrong food choices can make students feel sluggish, jittery, burned out and have low energy levels. Mr Wright went on to explain that exams are like mental marathons and that endurance is one of the keys to success.  

Nutrition tips to help students perform at their best during exams can be found on the school website.

Career Assembly
Continuing with our career assemblies when visitors come in to school to discuss their career path with students, we have Mrs Williams in school on Monday 24th who is a Consultant to speak with Year 10 students studying separate science about a career in medicine.

Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week belongs to Callum Blackmore in Year 7 for his Easter Egg. Before Easter we had a lesson on Faberge’ eggs and Callum has spent his own time over Easter making his own. This beautifully detailed egg is on display in the Art room for student and staff to see.


A Christmas Carol Production
In preparation for their GCSE next year, Year 10 students have been the opportunity to attend a theatrical production of A Christmas Carol in December.  This will take place in the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, the tickets are £20.00 which includes transport.

Details of this visit were issued in a letter before the spring break, but if students need any more information, they can speak to Miss Donnelly in Room 9. Please ensure you return the reply slip and payment to the finance office.

Sports News round up

The football season has finally come to an end and all of the teams have performed with great distinction during the year. The Year 7s made an exceptional start reaching the last 16 of the Small Schools National Cup. The highlight for the year was reaching the semi-final of the Sefton Cup before eventually losing to Litherland High. Year 10 also had success in the National Cup before losing to Shrewsbury Grammar in the last 8 of the National Cup. However special mention needs to go to the Year 9’s who have won the National Cup in Year 7 and 8 but lost out in the quarter final against Thomas Telford losing 3:2 after extra time. Well done to all the students who have taken part this season.

Year 7, 8 and 9 girl’s teams have also played in the National Cup this year with Year 8 reaching the last 32 before losing to Archbishop Temple, Preston 2:1. Year 8 and 9 have also been involved in Liverpool County FA Tournaments with the Year 9 girls coming a creditable 3rd on both occasions and the Year 8’s narrowly losing out to Greenbank in the final. Look out for details of more girls football tournaments taking place soon.

Year 7 and 8 have their Southport and Formby schools tournament on Tuesday next week. This will be their final netball fixture of the season. Year 9 students finished 3rd in their tournament and Year 10 finished runners up.

Rehearsals continue on Wednesday nights ready for this year’s Wally Cain Festival in June. 

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 were involved in Sefton league matches and Stanley also hosted several tournaments for North Sefton schools. Our students have shown great dedication to training on Monday nights and there were exceptional team performances from all year groups, especially in the North Sefton schools tournaments where Year 7 drew with Birkdale and Year 8’s, 9’s and 10’s all finishing 3rd. Girls training for years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will continue on a Monday night as they have a tournament this half term.

Stanley High also hosted the North Sefton School finals this term. Students from KS4 took part against all other Secondary Schools in the area and for a new sport the standard of play was superb, so much so that Stanley hosted another tournament with Liverpool Handball club. This provided the students with an excellent club link for them to develop their handball further outside of school.


Stanley was host to the North Sefton Badminton tournaments for KS3 and KS4 boys and girls. In highly competitive competitions Stanley finished 2nd in all competitions. It was also great to see the number of students involved in the badminton competitions with Stanley entering A, B and C teams in a number of the tournaments.

Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 have taken part in a number of Merseyside Emerging Schools tournaments at a variety of different rugby clubs throughout Merseyside.  All tournaments were 7 a side, with plenty of room for a passing and running game making use of the extra space.  All our teams have made progress and improved performance over the year with every team tasting victory over some opposition at some point.  Standout performance was the Year 9 team who beat all opposition at Anselmians RUFC before Christmas.  With more coaching, practice and matches all teams will work together more effectively to achieve greater success next year.

After Christmas we also took part in the Southport and Formby Schools competitions playing in a bigger team format of 12 or 15 a side.  Each team has a core of players who also play outside school at local Rugby Clubs which really helps to organise the team on the pitch.  Each team progressed to the finals of their respective tournaments and enjoyed some difficult games against strong opposition.  Particular mention goes to the combined Year 9 and 10 team who were close runners up in their competition narrowly losing to Formby in a hailstorm. 

Sportshall Athletics
Stanley entered the Year 7 & 8 competitions for boys and girls and there were some fantastic teams and individual performances. The Year 7 boys team won their competition where they progressed through to the Merseyside Finals and finished 7th place out of 16 schools.

Stanley entered teams in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 boys and girls and there were once again some outstanding team and individual successes. Stanley will be hosting the North Sefton Athletics Competition and will take part in Division 1 Sefton Athletics for both boys and girls for the 7th year running, which is a remarkable.

The extra curriculum timetable for this half term is available online which sees basketball, dance and badminton continuing after school but also the introduction of athletics, rounders and cricket with fixtures to be arranged in these competitions.


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 31st March 2017 was 92.5%.

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/

Additional Study Timetable
The additional study timetable is available on the link below, please note that this is the minimum amount of additional study students will receive, and in certain subjects more will be given as required.


2017-2018 Term Dates
Please see the 2017-18 term dates below:


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