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Internet Safety

Standish Community High School E-Safety Information for Parents – Booklet

The Internet and new technologies such as tablets and smartphones have had a great effect on our daily lives and have improved the education of all children, but with the use of these technologies, there are some associated risks. At Standish Community High School all students follow an educational program to develop their understanding of these risks and how they can stay safe online. Below is a brief outline:

Year Group Subjects Covered
Year 7
  • Cyberbullying
  • Use of email
  • Appropriate use of the Internet & school resources
  • Password security
Year 8
  • Chat room dangers
  • Advice for staying safe online
  • Suitability of websites
Year 9
  • Viruses and malware
  • Hardware, software and networks
  • Health and safety
  • Legislation/copyright
Year 10/11
  • Risks associated with mobile technology and digital devices
  • Security issues including legislation and payment online
  • Health issues and online dangers within the gaming industry
  • Risks and dangers of social networking sites
  • Online safety
  • Privacy and impact of ICT on different lifestyles
  • Appropriate use of email systems
  • Health and safety in the workplace

To help parents understand the risks of using the Internet and new technologies, the following 3 websites provide detailed information.
Thinkuknow logo

Thinkuknow –

A national crime agency website aimed at children and young people, their parents and educational professionals. It contains top tips for getting involved in your child’s online life. The aim of the website is to keep online parenting simple. There are many useful videos to help parents understand how their child may be using the Internet.

Internet Matters logo

Internet Matters –

Internet Matters, a website created by the 4 largest UK Internet providers, is dedicated to providing information and advice about child Internet safety. This website is supported by several organisations including Childnet, Ofcom & The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP).

Learn about the issues facing young Internet users such as sexting, cyberbullying and online grooming.  Parents can also learn about the most popular apps that your child may be using in the apps guide for parents.

Educate Against Hate logo

Educate Against Hate –

This website gives parents practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

A letter entitled “Helping children and young people stay safe on and offline” includes useful information for parents/guardians.

Standish 3 weekly menu (February 2020)

Online Payments

Tucasi logo.

At Standish Community High School we use Tucasi for online payments, your account will allow you to check balances for dinner money, trips and clubs and to make payments to the school. You can also use your account for other tasks such as checking your child’s meal history and reprinting receipts.

You can use the same account for any child you have at this school, and also for children at other schools that use the Tucasi secure system.

To create your Tucasi account you will need an online link code, this will be sent by letter when your child starts at Standish Community High School.

Please follow the instructions below when you have received this link code, if you haven’t received the link code or require any further assistance, please contact the Finance Department by email (

I already have a account for another child

Log on to your account using your existing username and password. Select the Link Accounts option from the Your info menu heading and enter the unique online link code to add your child.

I don’t yet have a account

Visit and Register as a New User. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter your details and add the unique online link code for your child when prompted.

Note: Online link code is for one-time use only. It is not needed once the account has been activated.

If you have received more than one account access letter, for siblings at this school, create your account as above for the first child and link the second child using the instructions in the ‘I already have a account’ option above.

If you need help registering your account you will find links to a Quick Reference Guide and a short video tutorial at

Any balances that are left on the account at the end of the school year will carry forward to the following year. Balances over £5 at the end of Year 11 will be transferred to siblings in school or will be refunded if there are no siblings. The remaining balances will be transferred to school funds for the benefit of the students.


To keep your child safe and ensure their well-being, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our links with you and keep everyone up-to-date and well informed. As sending written information home is sometimes unreliable; we have decided to implement Schoolcomms, an electronic school communication system. This will enable you to receive all your information from school quickly and reliably. We can send letters by email to your inbox and short messages directly to your mobile phone as a text message, or if you have registered for a School Gateway account and have an Apple or Android mobile phone you can receive and send messages via the School Gateway app. You’ll also be able to reply to these types of communication; for example sending us any reasons for absence.

To register for a School Gateway account please visit the School Gateway website or download the app, then select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number that you have registered with the school. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and your account will be activated for you.

You can download the app onto your device by using these links:
Apple IOS device
Android device

If you would like to opt out and not receive information via text or email, please contact the school office via one of the following methods.

Phone: (01257) 422265

School Day

  • 8:50 am – 9:05 am Form time/Assembly
  • 9:05 am – 10:05 am Period 1
  • 10:05 am – 11:05 am Period 2
  • 11:05 am – 11:20 am Break
  • 11:20 am – 12:20 pm Period 3
  • 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm Lunch
  • 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm Period 4
  • 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm Period 5

School Uniform

Uniform 2019

Boys Girls
Black leather shoes (no coloured logos, stripes or emblems). No canvas pumps, no Converse, no Vans, no sports brands, no trainers. Black leather shoes (flat heels, no coloured logos, stripes or emblems). No canvas pumps, no Converse, no Vans, no sports brands, no trainers.
Black socks Black/navy/white socks or black/navy opaque tights
Black, conventional, tailored trousers (no jeans or fashion trousers) Navy blue pleated skirt (on or below the knee) or navy blue, conventional, tailored trousers (no jeans or fashion trousers)
Year 7-10: Standish Community High School Navy V-neck jumper with embroidered logo

Year 11: Standish Community High School maroon V-neck jumper with embroidered logo

Year 7-10: Standish Community High School Navy V-neck jumper with embroidered logo

Year 11: Standish Community High School maroon V-neck jumper with embroidered logo

School tie School tie
White shirt White shirt
  1. Girls’ skirts must be on or below the knee.
  2. For safety reasons, open-toed shoes, very small or stiletto-type heels, platform soles, fashionable black pumps or backless shoes are not allowed.
  3. Outdoor coats must be plain dark blue or black in colour (not grey or green) and must not be denim or leather. Coats must have no coloured logos, stripes emblems or patterns larger than 70mm x 70mm. Hoodies are not allowed.
  4. Scarves should be plain navy blue or black only and must be removed once entering the school building. Scarves are only permitted to be worn from October half-term until February half-term.
  5. Unusual items of clothing e.g. brightly coloured hats and scarves etc. are not allowed.
  6. Shirts must be tucked inside trousers/skirts at all times.
  7. The only jewellery allowed is a wrist watch and one pair of plain ear studs, to be worn in the ear lobes. For health and safety reasons, students will not be allowed to have any other body piercings e.g. nose. Make-up, false tan, false eyelashes, false nails and nail polish must not be worn. Any student wearing false nails and/or false eyelashes will be required to remove them. Parents are advised that any valuable items worn are at the owner’s risk and that the school takes no responsibility for the loss of any valuable items.
  8. Ties should be worn in the conventional way with at least six stripes showing.
  9. Hair styles should be traditional and appropriate, with accessories in black or navy blue. Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back at all times, but must be tied back as deemed necessary by teachers in areas of health and safety (such as Technology, Science and Physical Education.) Inappropriate and unnatural or split hair colours are not permitted. Shaved patterns, lines and/or steps are not permitted. Hair must be no shorter than a number 2.
  10. Students are advised to wear protective headgear when cycling.
  11. No baseball caps are allowed anywhere on the school site and no other hats should be worn in classrooms or corridors. (Students with a medical condition may wear a plain black baseball cap by arrangement.)
  12. Clothing related to a person’s faith or religion may be considered with the expressed permission of the school.

All students are expected to conform to the school uniform rules throughout their career at Standish Community High School.

It is our policy to maintain a high standard of dress. Students not wearing full school uniform will be offered spare items from school if available. If not available or the appearance breach cannot be resolved the student will be placed in Respite until the issue is rectified.  The School will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of dress and appearance.

Physical Education Uniform

Boys kit

  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Hoody
  • SCHS socks
  • Blue leggings
  • Track pants (recommended if you are a team player)
  • Warm, blue base layers

Girls kit

  • T-shirt
  • Leggings
  • Hoody
  • Red socks
  • SCHS socks
  • Shorts
  • Track pants (recommended if you are a team player)
  • Warm, blue base layers

Additional points

  • During inclement weather, students have the option of wearing a navy or black woollen hat and woollen gloves (at the teacher’s discretion)
  • Please bring a towel and change of underwear if the weather conditions look inclement.
  • Please label all items with your name, including footwear.
  • Always bring your kit even when injured, as the curriculum does allow opportunities for students to coach, referee and time keep.
  • Please bring the necessary safety kit depending on the sport you are playing eg. gum shield and shin pads for contact sports.
  • Long hair must always be tied back during practical lessons.
  • No metal studs or blades will be allowed on the all-weather pitch.
  • For indoor activities please bring trainers. Pumps or converse are not acceptable.

Where to buy?

Our uniform can be purchased from a number of suppliers providing it meets the school’s uniform requirements. Please be aware that any non-compliant styles or colours of uniform will not be permitted.

To ensure the correct style of uniform, please see below for details of our approved stockists. Our approved stockists offer school uniforms that are fully compliant with our uniform policy at a fair price.

Slaters Schoolwear Impressions Uniform AC Sports NU’Uniforms
Eckersley Mill,
Swan Meadow Rd,
Wigan, WN3 5BD
01942 244426
31-33 High Street,
795-797 Ormskirk Rd,
01942 216537
82 Market Street,
01257 275512


Support/Useful links

Wigan Family Welfare: 01942 867888

CAMHS 01942 775400

Single Point Of Access: Startwell, Social Care (Children), Targeted Youth Support 01942 828300

Addaction/We Are With You: 01942 487578

Young Carers Wigan: 01942 679352


For young people:

Young carers Wigan & Leigh


For parents:
Booking line for telephone or webcam counselling 0300 003 0396
Call us for free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm – available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 0808 802 5544
Directory and resources for a wide range of issues

Childline – 0800 1111

Kooth (online counselling service) –

Brook (confidential sexual health advice) – 01942 760000

Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90
01942 492222

Wigan Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – 01942 775400

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

A presentation targeted towards students about the dangers of online communication/social media and sexting, as well as information on the law regarding what can be classed as abusive images, has been made available to access outside of school.

Download CSE Guidance Presentation

Water Safety

You vs. Train – Trespassing

Please support the rail safety campaign with Network Rail by watching and sharing this video