A picture of the headteacher of Standish Community High School, Mr A. Pollard.

Our Headteacher, Mr A. Pollard

Welcome to Standish Community High School

At Standish, we are committed to the highest levels of academic achievement, personal growth and lifelong fulfilment. As Headteacher, I am privileged to lead a team of skilful teachers and members of support staff who are highly professional and equally ambitious for all students irrespective of background or ability. The impressive results this summer bear testament to the commitment of all members of staff to ‘go the extra mile’ with students.

I believe that the very high levels of attainment and progress that are achieved each year is a clear demonstration of the many successful and professional relationships in school. It is the belief in the focus on ‘every student, every subject and every grade’ that lies at the heart of our ambitions to meet the particular needs of every individual.

Welcome to Standish Community High School

A message from our Headteacher, Mr A. Pollard

At Standish, we are committed to the highest levels of academic achievement, personal growth and lifelong fulfilment. As Headteacher, I am privileged to lead a team of skilful teachers and members of support staff who are highly professional and equally ambitious for all students irrespective of background or ability. The impressive results this summer bear testament to the commitment of all members of staff to ‘go the extra mile’ with students.

I believe that the very high levels of attainment and progress that are achieved each year is a clear demonstration of the many successful and professional relationships in school. It is the belief in the focus on ‘every student, every subject and every grade’ that lies at the heart of our ambitions to meet the particular needs of every individual.

Continued Success at Standish

The outstanding performance of Year 11 students in their examinations meant that an incredible 80.2% (198) of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics, while an impressive 43% (106) of students achieved 3 or more A*-As. These figures represent an increase on last year’s figures and have been achieved in an examination climate where it has been significantly more challenging to achieve grades A*-C.

The success of this cohort of students clearly reflects the accomplishments of a collaborative commitment made by students, staff, parents and governors.

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5 A*-C incl. English and Maths

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A*-C in English

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A*-C in Maths

Partnership

As a successful community school, we are founded on very strong relationships with parents and carers. We are active in securing many opportunities for parental involvement through regular written communication, parents’ evenings, face to face events and progress reports. However, we recognise that parental engagement is also important to our work. Over the five years, there will be many opportunities for our parents to work with and support their children. Regular reports about responding to feedback and taking the next learning steps strongly feature in our work to help support studies at home.

When I first started Standish High I was a bit scared because it had lots of students but my form tutor and head of year made me feel safe.

Amy

Year 7

The school’s work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding. It goes to great lengths to support all students. Students feel very safe.

Ofsted

2014

High Expectations

In our latest Ofsted inspection, comments made by the inspection team gave a consistent message of our culture of high expectations, aspirations and success. We have the highest set of expectations for our students which ensures a very purposeful and productive learning environment. We value high standards of appearance, attitude, conduct and courtesy around our school and we expect a developed sense of personal responsibility. We have clear and robust systems in place to challenge students if they forget these values in any way.