Key Information for Students



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Internet Safety

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)



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.

  1. 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,
    WN6 0HL
    795-797 Ormskirk Rd,
    WN5 8HE
    01942 216537
    82 Market Street,
    PR7 2SF
    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

  2. 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

    1. Water Safety Leaflet

    You vs. Train – Trespassing

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