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.

Adverse Weather Conditions

12 February 2014

Due to adverse weather conditions the Options Evening that was scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Wednesday 26th February 6pm – 7pm in the School Arts Theatre.

Subsequently the deadline for the return of the Options forms will be extended.

Honda School of Dreams

On 30th and 31st of January Honda School of Dreams delivered a fantastic workshop to 36 students from four of our partner primary schools and years 7-9 from our school, as well as 12 educators from all the schools.

The visiting facilitators shared Honda's belief in the power of dreams though a variety of tasks and workshops designed to develop their own dreams, aspirations, skills and confidence. The activities incorporated a number of thinking strategies and took pupils through information processing, creative thinking and evaluation activities as well as having an emphasis on developing their communication and presentation skills. The younger pupils integrated well with the pupils from Maghull and our year 9 were given the opportunity to mentor them as well and lead their teams.

Parents and carers and the SLT joined us on the second day to see the teams present to an audience of over 50 people, a fantastic thing to see.

We now plan to cascade aspects of the course to students across the school with the students who have already been trained helping to deliver the workshops.

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Below is a link to view the Holocaust Memorial Day Service on Monday 27th January 2014 held at the Meadows Library Complex. Students from Maghull High School took part in the service by reading extracts from text provided by the Anne Frank Trust.


Students involved included Sophie McHugh, Stephanie Ryder-Walker, Rhiannan Hibbert and David Murphy (Year 11 pupils). Luke Moss and Joseph Whearty (Year 10 pupils).

e-Safety Award

Congratulations to all the staff and students who worked together to help our school gain the prestigious national 360° e-Safety award. We were assessed independently on all aspects of our work to keep Maghull High students safe online. Special congratulations go to our Peer Mentor team who designed and produced three short films for our assemblies and who hope to take the safety message to our feeder primary schools next term.

We are one of only 2 schools in the Merseyside area to qualify for this award. Well done to you all

Ada at the Edge

Some of our Year 8 girls were lucky enough to be invited to a Computing and Technology day at Edge Hill University.

The day focused on girl's design aspirations by focusing on design and creativity through technology and computing. Activities included wearable technology, designing inspirational mobile apps,and creating small computer games using Stencyl. They also looked at stereo-types of computer scientists. The girls enjoyed computing and technology in a fun atmosphere.

The day certainly inspired some of our year 8 girls to be some of our future Computer Scientists!

BTEC Engineering Trip To John Moores

The whole year 12 BTEC Engineering group recently spent the day at John Moore’s Engineering department.

They were involved in materials testing and also spent some time with the Formulae Student Group. This is an international competition were students have to design, build and race a car in different arenas across the world. The JMU team have recently invested heavily in new materials and processes to make this year’s car the most competitive yet.

JMU has a good ‘track record’ in this competition and we wish them every success this year.

In the photograph is Paul Wright (Head of Department) explaining how the Formulae Student competition works.