Headteacher’s Welcome

Maghull High School is proud of its ethos and standing within the community. Our talented and committed staff are 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 cultural experiences.


Ms Davina Aspinall



Claire Young

Claire Young gave an inspirational and motivating speech at our recent presentation evening. She handed out the awards to our students and complimented then on their hard work and accomplishments. She also complimented our drama,  dance and musical students who performed at the event.

Made famous by her role as the highly driven runner up of series four of 'The Apprentice', reaching the final watched by over 11 million viewers, Lord Sugar dubbed her a 'Rottweiler' for her tenacious approach and mind set of never giving up.

Claire climbed the FMCG ( fast moving consumer goods) career ladder starting out in roles at Colgate Palmolive, L'Oreal and Superdrug. Today she runs her own business, 'School Speakers' and has co-founded 'Girls Out Loud 'a social enterprise working with teenage girls 11 to 18 years old. She works within the media as a journalist/radio presenter in addition to working with the government on projects helping young people onto the career ladder and more women in business.

GCSE Results

Year 11 Success Secures Record Results

We are delighted with the results obtained by our Year 11 students this summer with A* - C grades in both English and mathematics exceeding 70%.

The record results in English were particularly impressive with over 75% of the year achieving A* - C and almost a quarter of all grades being A or A*. Staff have been working hard with students to stretch and challenge the most able and we are delighted that in both English and mathematics A*/A grades more than doubled and across all subjects more than 43% of students obtained at least one of these highest grades. In the performing arts students in drama achieved an outstanding level of success with over 40% of all grades awarded being A*/A.

Congratulations to all our students and best wishes with your Sixth Form courses.

Mark Anderson


School Exchange to China


Last week, five members of our teaching staff paid a return visit to Minggang High School in the town of Beilun in Ningbo, China. The staff enjoyed five days of cultural exchange and had the opportunity to observe lessons in the school, discuss educational practice and policy with staff and attend the school’s art exhibition. As well as this, staff discussed opportunities to share ideas in mathematics, art, sport and science and how to develop our student links further through the use of IT. The group also enjoyed a visit to a renowned local kindergarten and a special school called the Sunshine School. They found out lots about local business by visiting the Beilun port, an import centre and a clothing factory, as well as the mountain wind farm. Our Chinese friends were extremely welcoming and the staff involved are now experts in using chopsticks. The link between our school and Minggang has been further strengthened by the visit and there are plans for a return visit by the Chinese staff and students, after which we hope to take some of our students to Beilun.

Pupils meet Royalty










On Tuesday 2nd June six year eight pupils attended the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Association conference at Liverpool Town Hall. They were invited by Potter Logistics and Business on the Move after attending two previous business studies trips. The pupils were invited to perform the Business on the Move logistics board game at the conference for HRH Princess Anne as well as other esteemed guests. The logistics game teaches pupils how to transport goods from different areas of the world to different companies. Everyone at the conference was impressed with how successful and knowledgeable the pupils were with logistics. The pupils were a credit to the school and enjoyed meeting HRH.

Computing and Robotics Workshop






On 30th March three groups of year 7 and 8 Computing pupils enjoyed a visit by Dr. Katie Atkinson, lecturer at Liverpool University. They worked together in small teams to write programmes which were then downloaded to the ‘Mindstorms’ robots, giving them instructions about how to move around the room following the instructions they were given.


Art Department Trip to Paris

During February half term 35 pupils from year 9, 10, 11 and 12 had a wonderful time in Paris. We visited the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Louvre and the Champs Élysée.

We also had great fun in Disneyland. A truly unforgettable trip!


Accelerated Learning






Accelerated Reader is the most popular reading practice software in schools today. This innovative programme makes reading fun for struggling young readers. Progress is measured through quizzes, focusing on reading practice, vocabulary and literacy skills.

We are on our third year of the programme here at Maghull High and it has enabled staff to test, monitor and measure the growth of pupils reading ages through on-line testing and quizzing.

The LRC/Library has thousands of Accelerated Reader Books from reluctant readers to classic fiction and non-fiction across the years.

Reading lessons are incorporated into the timetable together with tutor time and intervention sessions.  The pupils are encouraged to read for pleasure at home and parents can monitor their child’s progress on-line via the Home Connect service.

Copy this link below into your browser for parents and pupils to log on to Maghull High’s site as follows: