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.

Sefton Super Reads 2014 - Trip & Event.

The Ceremony took place on Thursday 12th June 2014 at the Atkinson in Southport. We took all of our pupils along who had read and written reviews for the books nominated for the event (8 in total);

    • Erin Craine (Year 7)
    • Bliss Thorpe (Year 7)
    • Alicia Oldfield (Year 7)
    • Bethany Barlow (Year 8)
    • Macy Evers (Year 9)
    • Toria Hatton (Year 9)
    • Dylan Horton (Year 9)
    • Lemmy Campbell (Year 9)

A summary of the event will appear later on the Sefton Libraries’ website, Facebook and Twitter pages in due course.

Book Nominees - Reviews

As in previous years the reviews could be hand written, typed on blank paper or into the pro-forma provided. Plain or coloured paper, were also acceptable. Illustrations could be included but the judging was on the quality of the written response to the book.

Members of the Senior Library Management Team had then judged the reviews.

On the day of the awards - The reviews were displayed in the Atkinson Library or Arts Studio, grouped by title.

Awards & Certificates

A prize was awarded to the pupils judged to have written the best review, for each book – (6 prizes in all).

I am pleased to say that two of our pupils; Alicia Oldfield and Erin Craine (Year 7) both won in this category and received a prize (£5 book token) for their amazing written reviews to the books.

Please see all the pupils’ reviews on the school website together with pictures.

The pupils were a credit to the school on the day and enjoyed a tour of the new refurbished Atkinson Art Gallery and Library. We are so looking forward to participating in next years Sefton Super Reads already!

British Open 2014

Mr Couttie organised a trip for a group of students to attend the British Open 2014 at Royal Liverpool Hoylake on Tuesday 15th July. 

Students enjoyed golf lessons, putting competitions and watching the worlds best golfers up close.


GCSE and AS Level Exhibition

GCSE and AS Level students' work was exhibited in the Art department last week, to celebrate the end of each course. The work is a culmination of 1-2 years hard work, and as you can see the outcomes are very successful. Well done to all Year 11 and 12 students! 

Cancer Research

On Sunday 25th May, Mr Anderson, Miss Griffiths, Miss Hessom, Mrs Lindley, Miss Nelson, Jack McDonnell and Mrs Connors will be running 13.1 miles for the Liverpool Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon.

We are looking to raise £1000 for cancer research and need your help! You can help us reach our total by visiting www.justgiving.com/teammaghullhigh or alternatively look out for the cancer research buckets that will be circling around school in the next couple of weeks!

There will also be a competition to see which tutor group can raise the most money or if you would like to run your own fundraising event, please see Miss Griffiths or Miss Hessom for more details!


Art department trip to Unit 12

Have you ever wondered what an artist does? Where they get their inspiration?

That’s exactly what MHS GCSE and A Level Art students were wondering about the artist Jennifer Collier and they went on a trip to her gallery, Unit 12 in Staffordshire to find out.

On the day students met Jennifer Collier and found out what it’s like to be a professional artist.

Jennifer makes amazing textile and craft pieces, using plastic, paper and fabric to create waxed paper to turn into things like lampshades and shoes.

Our Art students had a go at wax trapping and each produced a beautiful sketchbook and pair of shoes. All of the work will be submitted with their final coursework and exam projects.

All in all it was a brilliant day. Not only did the students walk away with a new set of acquired art skills but Miss Garnett and Miss Jones did too! Look out for a wax paper shoe project coming our way soon!