Easter recommended reads from the LRC
05th April 2019
Do take a look at the school librarian's April recommended reading lists for Years 7/8 and Years 9/10, ahead of the Easter break.
We have all of these titles available to borrow, for free. For more book recommendations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we'll be happy to advise!Read Full Story
05th April 2019
If you're having a spring clean over the Easter break, and have any good-quality books to donate, the school library would be very happy to take them off your hands.
We are particularly looking for cookery books and fiction titles - for both children and adults. Please email email@example.com for more information or if you've any books to donate. Many thanks for your support.Read Full Story
Jack Petchey Winners 2018
04th April 2019
A Huge Congratulations to Matt Tomson and all of our 2018 Jack Petchey Winners who represented the school admirably on March 20th at Epsom Playhouse.
These were: Zaib, Toby, Toby, Lisa, Megan, Isobel, Sophie, Alvin and Lucy.
All of these students have shown resilience to overcome a form of adversity in order to achieve. It is fantastic that their achievements have been recognised by both the school and the Jack Petchey foundation.Read Full Story
Mr Amin Appointed Permanent Headteacher
01st April 2019
Governors and Trustees are delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Mr Amin as Headteacher of Stanley Park High.
Mr Amin, who took up the role of Acting Headteacher in September, has demonstrated exceptional aptitude, perception and leadership during the last six months. His ability in leadership and management was recognised and commended by Ofsted during their recent inspection visit. Governors and Trustees are sure that parents, carers, staff and students will share our pleasure in congratulating Mr Amin on his appointment, and look forward to the next stage of the school's journey under his leadership.
Chair of Governors
Award Winning Author Visit
28th March 2019
We were very pleased to welcome award-winning author Sufiya Ahmed to school on Monday 25 March for an all-day visit.
Sufiya ran several creative writing workshops to students in years 7-10, a lunchtime talk in the library, and an assembly to Year 9 about her journey to becoming a published author and the issues raised in her book 'Secrets of the Henna Girl'.
The book deals with the important issue of forced marriage and its impact on individuals and families in this country and abroad, with its wider implications about making young people's voices heard as they negotiate different cultures and ways of living. Students at the workshops responded well to Sufiya's guidance and advice about writing, with some beautiful pieces of work produced by some students in a very short space of time.
Author visits to schools make a hugely positive difference to students' understanding of the writing process to help them with their own writing, and visits also really help to bring books alive. A book such as 'Secrets of the Henna Girl' also gives students an insight into issues affecting young people in the world and will hopefully encourage them to take an interest in the world and society.
We have several signed copies of the book in the library, so please do encourage your children to borrow a copy and discover more about its 16 year old heroine Zeba.Read Full Story
World Book Day
13th March 2019
We held a fun and very well-received World Book Day celebration throughout the school on Thursday 7 March.
Students greatly enjoyed the game 'Match the teacher to the book quotation'. Many teachers wore customised T-shirts with book quotations on the back across the school, and students had to find the teachers to complete their game sheet. It was a fun and sociable way to encourage students to think about books and language! The library also threw a lunchtime party with games, competitions, quizzes and treats very kindly donated by local bakery Stenning's. Lots of students came to the library to find out more and borrow books.
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Girls' Football Academy: Second Open Trial
01st March 2019
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Author visit Monday February 25
14th February 2019
We are very pleased that author Sarah Holding will be visiting the LRC at lunchtime on Monday February 25th.
For more information about Sarah, please visit her website www.sarah-holding.com
If you would like your child to receive a signed copy of the trilogy Sarah has written, entitled SEABean, at a cost of £12 for three books, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and form and we will reserve a copy for them. Please send £12 cash in a sealed envelope on Monday 25th for them to receive the copy at the event. This is a great opportunity for students to talk to a published author about the writing process and what inspires her. Thank you for your support.Read Full Story
Ofsted Letter to Parents
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The Excelsior 'Nuff Said Award
04th February 2019
We are thrilled that one of our library displays has been included in a national library award - the Excelsior 'Nuff Said Award.
The Excelsior Award is for the best graphic novels and manga out in the last year as voted by school children, and our students have been busy reading and rating the shortlisted books in each age category. There is something for everyone in the lists and we have entered the 11+, 14+ and 16+ ranges, so we encourage all students to visit the library to read and enjoy the comics. The more ratings forms we return, the greater the chance we have of winning the prestigious Excelsior True Believers award!
To find out more about this fun and exciting reading competition , please visit www.excelsioraward.co.ukRead Full Story
Year 11 Prom
25th January 2019
A Night Under the Stars
3rd July 2019
7pm - 11:30pm
Hallmark HotelRead Full Story
Stanley Park High Launch New Girls’ Football Academy with AFC Wimbledon
25th January 2019
Stanley Park High, is delighted to announce the launch of a new girls’ football academy in partnership with AFC Wimbledon.
The Post 16 Academy will open its doors in September 2019 and will offer a combination of full time, professional level coaching with a wide choice of academic and vocational subjects at all levels.
Stanley Park High has made a name for itself in female football with the school’s under 15s girls’ team winning the National Schools Cup in 2018 and reaching the quarter finals in 2017. .
David Growns, Chair of AFC Wimbledon Ladies said “AFC Wimbledon provides opportunities for over 300 women and girls to receive coaching and play competitive football every week. Our teams are successful, having won a multitude of cups and league championships over the years. Academic partnership is a natural progression along that successful path and we are delighted to be working with Stanley Park High.”
Mr Amit Amin, Headteacher, said: “Stanley Park High has a heritage of excellence in female football with our girls’ teams achieving great success at national level. With this in mind, we made the decision to launch a female academy and are delighted that AFC Wimbledon will be our professional partner. We are confident the combination of specialist football coaching with our academic and vocational qualifications will be a unique offer in the area.
Trial for students currently in year 11 will take place 26th January 2018 at Stanley Park High at from 10 am to 12 noon.
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Consultation on Admissions for September 2020
18th December 2018
In accordance with the School Admission Code, Stanley Park High is consulting on the proposed change to admissions arrangements for September 2020 entry.
The proposed changes are:
Children of permanent staff employed by Stanley Park High will be allocated a place as a priority category provided that:
the member of staff has been employed at Stanley Park High for two or more consecutive years; or
the member of staff employed has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
Other criteria would remain the same. This change has been introduced for reasons of family welfare, and to ensure that staff recruitment is not disadvantaged by scarcity of local secondary places.
The proposed Admission Policy for admission to Year 7 in September 2020 can be found here
The consultation period ends on Tuesday 29th January 2019. Anyone wishing to submit their views should write to:
Ms D Stocks
PA to the Headteachers and Officer to the Governing Body
Stanley Park High
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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RHS Success for Stanley Park High Horticulturalists
13th December 2018
Stanley Park High has been selected as one of just 10 schools to design and decorate a Christmas tree to be displayed in the famous glasshouse at RHS Wisley this Christmas.
The prestigious competition – which was open to all primary and secondary schools from London and the South East – asked students to submit unique Christmas tree designs to win a chance to bring their design to life in a ‘spectacular Winter display in the famous glasshouse’.
Stanley Park was selected for their woodland themed design which was created to encourage people to feed the birds this winter. Horticulture teacher Miss Ing said “We created decorations using recycled materials such as dead flower heads, sponges and papier mache. We loved creating the tree and we do hope people will go to RHS Wisley and see it for themselves”.
Amit Amin, Acting Headteacher, said “Horticulture is a popular subject at Stanley Park High and we have some very talented and creative horticulture students. Our year 9s thoroughly enjoyed designing the tree, and spending the day at Wisley decorating it. We are proud with this recognition and that our tree will be on display in the world-famous glasshouse throughout the Christmas holiday.”
The annual competition is part of is the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. The trees will be on view at RHS Wisley from Thursday 6th December to January 9th 2019 and visitors will be able to vote for their favourite tree in the ‘People’s Choice’ Prize.Read Full Story
International Innovation in Education Conference
23rd November 2018
Education Cities and Stanley Park High SPIRA are co-hosting this international event to:
Explore pioneering pedagogy and learning spaces at Stanley Park High
Share innovative practice
Make connections and develop an international network
Please see the flyer below for further information:
Keynote Speaker Professsor Stephen Heppell. Tickets £125 - including lunch/refreshments. For further information and ticket reservations please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-innovation-in-education-conference-ticketsRead Full Story
One section of our network has been infected with some computer malware. You may receive unusual emails from the school addresses.
16th November 2018
One section of our network has been infected with some computer malware. You may receive unusual emails from the school addresses. Some of these seem to be German phishing emails and the majority involve emails with fake invoices as attachments. Do not open any suspicious emails that look as if they have come from the school. Do not click any links but delete the emails immediately.
Any emails that are being sent out officially from the school today will be listed on our website in the Announcements/News section – please check there or call the school if you are unsure.
Emails sent from the school today are listed below:
Eedi Maths Homework Tool – safe
Pop Up Book Event - the gift of reading
30th October 2018
Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 were invited to browse a selection of books in the library at lunchtime today and take one away for free. Ms Berry, our school librarian, sourced the new and nearly new books which were donated to the school. We hope the initiative will encourage more students to read for pleasure outside of school.Read Full Story
Sprinter Jamal Rhoden-Stevens
30th October 2018
Sprinter Jamal Rhoden-Stevens visited school last week and met with some of our Year 7 students to work with them on an exciting fundraising initiative. Jamal, on behalf of the Inspired Through Sport programme, delivered a motivational and inspiring assembly before engaging them in a challenging fitness circuit. The event raised over £750 which will be split between helping to fund Jamal's training and providing equipment for the school. Students were definitely 'inspired' and Jamal has acquired many more loyal supporters ! We look forward to following his international sporting achievements.Read Full Story
Baking for Charity - Macmillan Coffee Morning
03rd October 2018
Staff and students helped raise funds for Macmillan on Friday 28th Sept at break time and lunch time by baking, selling and buying baked goods, raising over £145 for the charity. Ms Djemil, who organised the event, was delighted with the support. Student Theo Mackay won the Bake Off competition with his fantastic chocolate and strawberry layer cake.Read Full Story