Headteacher’s update

Parent Governor Election

I am delighted to inform you that following the recent Parent Governor Election, Mrs Bina Shukla was elected and will be joining the Local Board of School Governors. I am sure that she will be an asset to the already established team of governors, and I look forward to working more closely with her during the next four years. 

Year 11 Core Subjects Meeting

Last night we held a meeting for Year 11 parents and carers to discuss the important aspects of the upcoming year for their children. Core subject staff discussed aspects of what can be expected as well as giving information, guidance and revision tips for students to ensure they get the best possible opportunities to succeed when they sit their GCSE Examinations next year. A number of other subject staff were also on hand to give out key information for their subject to ensure parents/carers and students are as informed as possible about what will be expected over the next two terms. If you were unable to attend and would like to request any of the information and guidance, or if you wish to speak with a member of staff, please contact the school office.

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.


Children in Need

On Friday 17th November it is Children in Need day and we will be inviting students to temporarily customise their school uniform with a ‘spotty’ item for a donation to the charity. This can be anything but we do expect consideration to the uniform and that it is not permanently altered. There will also be a number of events taking place on the day such as a student vs staff sporting event during lunchtime and a ‘spot the spot’  competition. There will also be a prize for the best spotty uniform customisation.

High Energy Drinks 

Please be reminded that we do not allow students to have high energy drinks in school. Should your child be found to be in possession of one, it will be confiscated and disposed of.

Achievement Points

Huge congratulations to Nicholas in 8HA who is the first student in school to achieve 100 achievement points this year and has earnt himself a Bronze Badge. Well done and I am sure you will soon have your Silver!

Mr N Moore

Remembrance Day

On Friday 10th November we will be holding an oral History afternoon for the local community in remembrance of our fallen soldiers in the Great War. This will be delivered by our History ambassadors and a number of our students and we would be delighted to talk about your own experiences, or anyone in your family who may also have some.The event will take place from 1.30-2.30pm in the main hall. Refreshments will also be available.


Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Amy French in Year 9 this week for her colourful birds in watercolour.

Amy has developed this technique well, capturing the shapes and textures of the bird’s wings and feathers. This painting is part of Amy’s GCSE techniques sketchbook. Well done Amy.


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

Our Silver Sports Ambassadors have begun delivering their multi-skill sessions at Norwood Primary School. This programme will last for 6 weeks and the Sports Ambassadors will be working with Year 2 students. They will be planning, organising and delivering coaching sessions which will provide them with great experience linking to their gold ambassador award next year.

Primary visits

This half term will see a number of local primary schools visit Stanley High including; St John Crossens, Marshside, Bishop David Sheppard, Linaker and Kew Woods. For all these visits our Sports Leaders will be ensuring the Year 5 students have a great experience.

As well as these curriculum visits Stanley will be hosting Presfield School. Students will be attending Stanley on a number of occasions to take part in a variety of sporting opportunities against our students.

New half term opportunities

Football matches will continue for the A teams in the cup competitions and rugby training will continue on Wednesday linked to the competitions that will take place at Southport Rugby Club. This half term Stanley will be hosting the KS3 and KS4 boys and girls Centre Parcs Badminton competitions. We will also be hosting and participating in the basketball competitions for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Finally, students who want to have a go at cross country will be able to take part in the annual Cross Country Championships which Stanley will be hosting in the New Year, the first race will be this half term. Please see our extra-curricular timetable on the school website.


Football results

Stanley 4 – Standish 0
Well done to the Year 10 football team who over the years have won this competition on two occasions and are looking to go further than their quarter final last year. They have made an incredible strong start to the season.

Upcoming Fixtures

1st November – Year 7 National Cup Football vs St Cuthberts High, St Helens
1st November – Year 9 Sefton Cup vs Maghull High
3rd November – Year 10 National Cup Football vs Calday Grammar, Wirral
6th November – Year 7/8 Rugby Tournament at Southport Rugby Club
6th November – Year 10 National Cup Football vs Woodchurch High
7th November – Year 11 Netball Tournament at Greenbank High
9th November – Year 9/10 Football fixtures vs Presfield
10th November – Year 10 National Cup vs Thomas Telford, Telford


Year 8 Spanish students have been learning about the Mexican ‘Día de la Muertos’ (Day of the Dead) festival, in which Mexicans remember and honour their deceased loved ones. Students watched a video describing the reasons for the celebration and learnt about the way in which people of different ages contribute to the colourful, family oriented event.

Two students, in particular, showed real dedication to their Spanish studies. Callum Blackmore brought in a photograph showing an ‘altar’ set up with photographs and personal items, used by the family to remember relatives who have passed away.

Alex Bond-Townsend kindly baked and decorated his own delicious biscuits, representing the colourful skulls seen at the Day of the Dead celebrations; they were delicious! Well done for your efforts!


8Y3 Technology created some Halloween treats on Tuesday this week. Some of the outcomes looked very scary as well as tasty! Well done for being so creative Year 8!


We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 19th October was 93.8%.

Congratulations to 10JB 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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