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.

Ian Murphy Visit

Our sixth form students had the great privilege of working with world renowned artist Ian Murphy. Ian visited the art department to show the students his work, discuss his career and then deliver a drawing workshop in which all students produced large mixed media drawings. It was a very productive day, thank you to all involved. 

London Art Trip

A group of Year 11-12 Art students visited London on Monday 4th December as part of their GCSE/A Level studies. The students had the opportunity to visit some of the countries best loved art galleries including the Tate Modern and The Royal Academy of Arts; most notably visiting 'Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth' and 'Dali/Duchamp' exhibitions. A great day was had by all, with all students feeling inspired for their own projects.

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Maghull and Lydia Art Competition

35 Year 7-9 students' artwork was selected to enter the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group Competition.  Charleigh Tartt (Year 7) and Leanne Graham (Year 8) both came in 2nd place and were awarded a cash prize alongside the opportunity to have their artwork put on display at Lydiate Village Centre. The following students were also highly commended; Liam Mattocks, Riley Maloney, Tegan Warwick, Ruby Faulkner, Louise Cottrell,  Lydia Breckell  and Connie Hill.

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Christmas Creations

Year 7 and 8 students making creative Christmas creations with sweets as part of their Design Technology classes expertly guided by Miss Garnett and Mrs Southworth

 

Attendance

 

The government’s expectation for good attendance is 96% or above. A report published by the Department for Education in 2016 stated that “pupils with no absence are 2.2 times more likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs A*-C or equivalent and 2.8 times more likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs A*-C or equivalent including English and mathematics than pupils missing 15-20% of KS4 lessons”.

Parents are reminded that time off in term time does have a detrimental impact on outcomes for students and should be avoided wherever possible. Requests for exceptional term time holiday should be submitted directly to Mr Anderson.

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Business Studies Teamwork

This is the Year 9s embarking on an amazing journey learning new skills, tackling challenges and developing money-making business ideas. Their task today was on team-work & setting a business structure, business are all held together by one important factor - teamwork. Without teamwork, businesses cannot succeed.

  

Geography Quality Award For MHS

Maghull High School are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious Secondary Geography Quality Mark which recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools. All the award winners undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the team of assessors were hugely impressed by the manner in which all at the school are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The SGQM recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in geographical knowledge, understanding, values and skills, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It promotes effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standards of geography in their schools.  Graham Donnan, Head of Geography said, “We are absolutely delighted with receiving this coveted award, which comes on the back of excellent Geography GCSE and A Level results this summer; and to be one of only 27 schools nationally to do so this year makes it even more special.  It is an acknowledgement of the high quality of teaching and learning that is taking place, and all the hard work and effort put in by staff and students alike to create a successful and vibrant Geography Department.”