Student Views

Year 7 

Ava  

I have been here two weeks and I came from Kirby C of E. The teachers are very nice and I feel happy here. I am settling in well and I have made some new friends.  High school is very different to primary – it is not what you are used to but you will fit in well and have a good time. Remember to be yourself - that’s my top advice. 

Aidan  

I have been here for two weeks and I am settling in well. I like the teachers, and being here is a lot of fun. I have made lots of new friends and I feel like a Maghull kid already. 

Year 8 

Laura  

I have been here for one year and I came from Rice Lane. The staff have helped me settle in, they are kind and caring and always on hand to answer any questions or queries I may have. During my time here, I have gained so much confidence. I had the opportunity to give a speech at the open evening in 2019 and also delivered to the food bank. I have been able to represent the school at cross-country. 

Adam  

I have been here for about a year.  I came from St Bartholomew’s primary school. The staff and teachers are good; the way they teach their lessons is good and well explained. I have played for the school football team. 

Year 9  

Megan  

I have been here for two years and I came from Hudson primary. All the teachers and staff are really nice and will help you with anything. I have been involved on student council, school tours, open days, performances, competitions, athletics and lots of other events. My advice to any new student is don’t be nervous, get involved and get to know people and offer help. 

Alex  

I have been here for two years and I came from Barlow’s primary. The teachers are lovely people; they treat you well. In lock down, I attended as a key worker student and the staff were brilliant.  I have been part of the student council, football team, and athletics. I also represented the school at the town hall event. I have participated in gifted and talented workshops.  My tip would be to talk to a member of staff if you have any issue, and make sure you choose the right sort of mates. 

Emily  

I have been her for three years and I came from Hudson Primary school. The teachers are nice.  School is excellent and the staff really know how to teach the students.  I have been involved in lots of different things from performances,  reading clubs, open days, summer school helper and more.  I also went on a Spanish trip to Barcelona. My advice would be to get on the teachers’ good side, participate and get involved. This school is fun and diverse. 

Year 10 

Oliver  

I have been here for two years and did an in school transfer.  In my previous school, I could not settle with the teachers.  Here the teachers are good and everyone is so happy. I have been involved in a primary liaison project and also, the school football team.  

Year 11 

Amy  

I joined from Summerhill primary and have been here for four years. I like the teachers because they are fun. I have been involved in Millionaire’s Club, student council, cross-country and represented school in the 1500m at the Sefton championships. People are nice here and everyone is so helpful. 

Giorgio  

I joined mid-way in year 8 and went to Millbrook primary school. Teaching is good, but sometimes I find the pace a bit quick, but that is probably just me. It is a nice environment and I like the people here, definitely better than my old school. I have been involved in a project with HMRC and have been on a visit to Edgehill University. I also went to Paris and Euro Disneyland for a few days on a science trip. We are treated like adults here and I have a lot of fun. 

Sixth form

Louis


I started school at Millbrook C.P School in Kirkby and after spending 5 years there, I decided to choose Maghull High School as my next step. All together, I have spent a total of 5 years at Maghull and now I am continuing at Maghull High in their sixth form. At GCSE level, I studied seven subjects, maths, science, English, R.E then I chose a further three subjects: drama, Spanish and engineering. In year 10, I also decided to do further maths and single science. Now at A-level I have decided to study, philosophy and ethics, government and politics and history. I have made these choices, as I would like to study law at university. I enjoyed my years at Maghull High as it is a very welcoming environment and I am happy with the positive relationships I have made with the teachers.


Nathan


I went to Summerhill Primary School and transitioned to Maghull in September 2015. I have been attending Maghull High School for 5 years. At GCSE I chose to do art, engineering and geography. At A level, I have chosen to do physics, applied science and art. After Sixth form, I aim to get an apprenticeship in something in either medical or pharmaceutical sciences. I have enjoyed my time at Maghull High and have had many positive experiences. I found teachers to be supportive, willing to help and all seem to be experienced and enthusiastic about their subjects.


Emily


I came to Maghull High from Rice Lane Primary School and have studied here for the past five years. Despite not knowing a large number of people when I first joined, the welcoming atmosphere created by staff and students alike quickly made me feel very comfortable. At GCSE, I chose to study music, drama and Spanish as these were subjects I had thrived on during my earlier years of study at Maghull High School. After achieving high grades in my GCSEs, I made the decision to remain at Maghull High Sixth Form – it was the place where I felt I could reach my full potential – and study philosophy and ethics, music and psychology. Overall, my time at Maghull High School was filled with enjoyment and unforgettable experiences, particularly from the music and English departments. The teachers were supportive and approachable, never allowing me to feel like I had nobody to talk to when I struggled academically or needed emotional support. I am very grateful for the opportunities that the school has given me: careers talks, motivational speakers, university visits, trips abroad and even theatre trips. These visits made my choices for GCSE and A Level much easier and will continue to provide me with crucial information as I continue my studies here over the next couple of years. I hope to go to Music College after Sixth form and develop my skills further before entering the workplace. I aspire to work in musical theatre.


Erin


I came to Maghull High School from St Thomas’, Lydiate in 2015 and have been studying here since. Although I didn’t know anybody when I arrived, I quickly felt at ease and developed close relationships with both students and teachers. I chose music, drama and Spanish as my GCSE options, as I enjoyed these immensely and felt that it enabled me to flourish both creatively and academically, which suited my own personality well. The teachers all held our best interests at heart, supporting and helping me to achieve brilliant results. They were friendly and approachable, and my friends and I are grateful for all the chats we would have with them once the lessons had ended. I particularly find music and maths enjoyable, so I have chosen to continue level three studies with those subjects, along with psychology. We have already had opportunities to visit various universities, have specialist talks with visitors who work in a specific area of work, to travel abroad and to visit the theatre (for music and drama). I’m not sure what field of work I would like to go into yet, but I know we’ll have opportunities to do work experience in an area we’re interested in, and will receive further careers advice.

Alumni

Joshua

The seven years I spent at Maghull High School were the best years of my life. I knew this was the school for me on the very first open day I attended back in 2012. Upon reflection, the teachers, both past and present and no doubt future, were superb and were always willing to offer support in whatever capacity that may be, pastoral or academic. This support was available from any teacher, any time you needed it.

The opportunities the school gave me throughout my time there from performing in school plays, trips to Krakow, brilliant talks from inspiring people, representing the school at science fairs, playing sport for the school and even support with an application to the University of Cambridge. At no point was I told I could not do something or was denied an opportunity to take part. Maghull will live long in my memory and I cannot recommend the school highly enough to anyone, whether that be joining in Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or even Year 12. You won’t regret coming to this school.

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