Headteacher’s update

Rotary Young Chef Competition

Double Congratulations go to Ruby and Jodie in Year 11 who competed against entrants from local schools at the Rotary Club Young Chef Competition last Friday.
Both students were outstanding with Ruby achieving 1st prize and Jodie 2nd prize. The competition, held at Southport College, had to produce a two-course healthy meal for 2 people.

The judges, professionals in the food industry, were greatly impressed with their ambitious menus which showed high-level culinary skills, beautiful presentation and delicious flavours.

Myself, Miss Smithies and Mrs Bowers were overjoyed at their accomplishment and we all wish Ruby good luck as she will now compete in the regional competition at Deeside College.

Year 11 Leavers Awards Evening

On Tuesday this week, we held a celebration evening for our former Year 11 students. During the evening students received their GCSE certificates and a number of other additional prizes were awarded to nominated students, these included form prizes, 100% attendance and the Headteachers Award.

There was a fantastic turnout and we hope that our leavers all had an enjoyable evening. The highlight of the evening was to hear how quickly our students have settled into their college courses and I wish them all the best for their future career paths.


Following advice and guidance from the Department for Education, we have reviewed our emergency plans in school and practicing our lockdown procedures next week. In the unlikely event we should need to enforce this protocol it is important that staff and students are aware of how to keep themselves safe. This is intended purely as a precautionary measure and not to worry or panic our students. Please contact the school if you have any concerns or worries.

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15th December 2017

On Friday 15th December we will hold another Christmas Jumper Day, students will be allowed to wear a festive jumper in exchange for a donation to charity, we suggest a minimum of a £1 donation but all donations will be appreciated. All monies raised will be split between the Save the Children charity and the charity supported by our in school Interact Rotary Club.

Churchtown Christmas Fair

Next Friday 1st December, a number of our Year 9 enterprise students will be selling goods at the Churchtown Christmas fair and our Year 7-10 dancers will be on stage performing at 7.30pm. We hope to see you there.

Mr N Moore

Year 11 Mock Examinations

Year 11 Mock exams commence on Monday 27th November, please see below the timetable, which is also available on the school website. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/11/mock-exam-timetable-2017.pdf

Children in Need

We are delighted to announce that last Friday we have raised the fantastic amount of £157.56. A huge thank you to all the students, staff and parents and carers for their fantastic contributions.

Charity Christmas Fair

On Friday 15th December from 2-6pm we will be holding a Charity Christmas Fair. This is part of an enterprise project by our Year 9 students which will include a number of stalls selling various items ranging from personalised Christmas decorations to reindeer models. Hot chocolate and cookies and winter warmer soup will also be available to keep you warm.

We also have some fantastic entertainment taking place, including some of our local primary school students who will be coming to sing some festive tunes, as well as our amazing dancers and outstanding musicians and singers, will also be performing as well as some of Mr Hooton’s jugglers and possibly even a visit from a very special person!

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Year 7 Christmas Community Action

Year 7 will be supporting the Southport Foodbank for their Community Action this term. Each form has been allocated four items from the Christmas meal list supplied by the Foodbank and we are asking for each student to bring in one item from their list if possible, this is obviously on a donation basis.

Thank you in advance for your continuing support.


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Katie Jones in Year 10 for her amazing ‘Colours in Nature ideas book’. Katie has spent over a month on her project work for her homework and developed her ideas for her final piece in depth. Katie is looking at the theme of tropical fish and has photographed fish in an aquarium to enhance her observational drawings.

Katie has also explored the artist Terry Gilecki’s work for ideas and said ”I think my Terry Gilecki piece has been successful. I also like my spider diagram page and the way I have presented my photo page”. Well done Katy I cannot wait to see your final piece.
Year 10 students were asked to do some homework on a landscape project.

These are the fantastic tonal drawings of trees created by Emily Walsh, Chloe Winder Liza Pocket and Leah Sutton. Well done girls, Mrs McAlister was very impressed.


Drama club and Year 9 GCSE students have been rehearsing scenes from ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell to perform in this years’ Christmas Showcase. They are busily learning scripts, organising costumes and controlling their nerves before the performance on Monday 18th December in the school hall at 1pm. Invites will be going out to parents and the public in the next few weeks.

Musicians and singers with Mr Winstanley and Dancers with Miss Cregg have also been practicing their performances for the Showcase and are excited to end this term with a celebration of their talent! We look forward to seeing you there!


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.



Year 7/8 Girls Football

FootballYear 7 and 8 girls played in a football tournament at GOALS in Netherton last week, although slightly anxious about their prospects of competing with other schools, there were 6 matches, giving the girls the opportunity to show their skills.

Once the matches started all trace of nerves vanished as they began to pass and move the ball around the pitch with skill and accuracy. The motivation of £75 prize money possibly spurred the girls on to dominate the opposition in every match.

The team won all 6 games, which is a fantastic achievement and they deserved the £75 prize to spend on kit for the team. Congratulations to all the girls.


Y7 Basketball TEamThe year 7 basketball team have had a tremendous start to the season winning the recent Southport and Formby schools competition at Formby High. Attendance at extra-curricular has been superb for this year and the hardest job for Mr Walsh was picking just 7 boys to be involved. All students who attend extra-curricular will have a chance to represent their school in competitive fixtures.

The students played with great skill and determination beating Range 8-4, Meols Cop High 12-0, Formby High 12-2 and a very strong Birkdale High 10-4 in the final. Well done to all the boys involved.

Upcoming fixtures

Tuesday 28th November – Boys Year 8 Basketball Tournament at Birkdale High
Wednesday 29th November – KS4 Boys Badminton Tournament at home
Wednesday 29th November – Year 7 National Cup Football at Bury Grammar School
Friday 1st December – Girls Year 7/8 Football Tournament at Goals Netherton High

Lunchtime activities for Year 7

Two new clubs have been set up this term for Year 7 students to attend at lunchtime. Board Games club in Room 41 and Science Club with Mr Roberts and Year 11 Scientists in Room 22. Both will take place on Tuesdays from 12.30-12.55pm.

Christmas Dinner

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


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 17th November was 93.5%.

AttendanceCongratulations to 8HA for achieving 99.3% 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.

  • 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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