Headteacher’s Welcome

Maghull High School is proud of its ethos and standing within the community. Our talented and committed staff is dedicated to enabling each pupil to reach his or her full potential and to become mature and responsible citizens. We have a vibrant extra-curricular life not only through our specialist status as a Performing Arts College but also through our extensive sports programme and much more besides.

London Art Visit

On Monday 19th September a group of Year 11-13 Art students relished the opportunity to visit our country's capital, London. The highlight of the day for many was viewing a Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition in the Tate Modern as pupils had the opportunity to view the artist's work up close. Pupils also had the opportunity to view public art on the Southbank as well as visit the Houses of Parliament. 

Excellent Results!!!

We are delighted with the excellent results which our students have achieved after studying in Maghull High Sixth Form.  This year the A Level pass rate was again almost 100% and we were pleased with the increase of the highest grades obtained.

I would like to wish all of our students every success in their chosen university courses and careers, and on behalf of the Governing Body may we thank the staff for all their hard work in so many subjects and for the outstanding support that they have given our students over the years.

Mark Anderson 

Headteacher

Sefton Cup Final

On Friday 20 May at South Sefton FC the Sixth Form 1st XI successfully won the Sefton Under 19 cup beating Sacred Heart from Crosby 2-1.  The game was keenly contested and Sacred Heart took the lead in the first half.  The equaliser came ten minutes later after some quick incisive passing down the left by Captain Jacob Beaumont and Jack Holden allowing Owen Mitchell to sweep the ball home.  The game remained 1-1 at half time and both teams worked hard to create another opening.  Maghull were awarded a penalty halfway through the second half and this was dispatched confidently by Owen Mitchell.  Sacred Heart pushed hard for an equaliser and midfielders James Bowyer, Matthew Hadwin and Owen Roberts worked hard to stop their attacks. When Joe Corrie had to leave the field injured after working hard up and down the right side, Cameron Simpson replaced him involving a slight shuffling of positions.  As the game wore on defenders Josh Neary, Ben Riley and Alex Davies came under pressure towards the end.  Michael Hastie came on to shore up the defence and goalkeeper Sam Garnett made a good save in the final minutes.

The win capped a good season which included a Merseyside Cup quarter final and a fourth place finish in the inaugural National North West ESFA League.  

Well done to the team!  We’re very proud of you all and of course, manager Mr Kay.

Duke Of Edinburgh

The sun was shining over Rivington Pike as both the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh groups went out on the second training walk of the year.  To prepare them for their expeditions, this time the students walked with their rucksacks packed as though they were camping overnight.  This allowed them to have a real understanding of the weight they would be carrying on their backs and hopefully realise that 5 pairs of shoes really aren’t necessary, which some of the girls found out!  To keep their spirits up it wasn’t just Mr O’Thy’s awful jokes that made them walk faster, it was the new canine additions to the team who literally pulled them up and down the hills, sometimes in the wrong direction!  Mr Bellamy’s dog, Cody and Mr O’Thy’s dog, Honey joined the resident DofE dog Donny (Miss Garnett’s), but were sadly beaten to the finish line by the ever so competitive sixth form team, who walked 5.5 miles in under 2 hours!  The students will be putting all of the skills learned on the day walks into practice on their expeditions next, with the Bronze year 9 team out in May half term, and the Silver sixth form team out at the end of June. 

 

Technology Tournament

A team of year eight girls and year ten boys recently competed at the Rotary Club engineering and design challenge. The design brief was to create a prototype of a bridge, which could hold a pre-set weight and also lift to allow boats to pass through. Both teams worked well together and the year eight team won the KS3 challenge with a massive 15 point lead.  Meanwhile, the boys narrowly missed first place, beaten by only 8 points.  Six other schools entered, so this is a great achievement for both Maghull High teams.  Not only did school receive the top trophy but also a prize of £400. Congratulations to all involved and thank you for representing the school so brilliantly.