Our Community - Our Future

MHS Update 20-5-2022

Over the previous few weeks I’m referenced our Year 11 cohort fairly regularly, as of course this group of students are coming towards the end of their time at MHS. This week the long awaited exams finally arrived and it was absolutely no surprise at all to see them settle down to the task in hand. Over the past 18 month this group of young people have gone from strength to strength, and regardless of the final outcomes in August we couldn’t be more proud of them. With several exams already under their belts, it’s heads down for the next four school weeks and then the future awaits.

This week we have been able to share news that many parents will be pleased to hear; we have secured a deal to change our PE kit supplier and will be moving to both Warrens and Monkhouses from July 1st. The new kit is smart, good quality and will hopefully be readily available! All students will need to have a full PE kit ready for September, but this can be the new design, old design or a mixture of the two until replacement items are needed.

Finally this week a comment from me on anti-social behaviour in the community. The overwhelming majority of young people are positive, proactive, generous members of the community who do the school and their families proud. It is important not to dismiss all teenagers as being an issue. However, where things do not go right, as a school we have a shared responsibility to help students grow up to be kind and considerate members of the community. I take this responsibility very seriously, which is why we spend so long in school promoting our school ethos of the Marple Hall Spirit, and our pastoral team spend a good portion of their time dealing with issues in the community. We also have good partnerships with the police and other agencies, working together to educate and guide young people into the right choices. Of course, this is a shared responsibility – not one that is the school’s alone – and it is only by working with parents and members of the public that we can really make a difference. So, if anyone has a concern then do please report it to us and we will always try to make a difference.

Have a great weekend,

Joe Barker


Our Community - Our Future
Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
Tel: 0161 427 7966
Fax: 0161 426 0931
Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
Safeguarding: safeguarding@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk