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Principal's Update and Latest News

Dear All 

Welcome back to the summer term and for those at the end of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 it is the business end of the year with GCSE and A level exams. Now is the time to focus and ensure great efforts are made to achieve the best outcomes possible as these results will make a difference to the students future hopes and plans.

It has been an interesting few weeks for Education with Government announcements about academisation, the challenges of funding and continuing reforms to curriculum all needing to be met to ensure the best for the young people who attend Rainford High. I believe these challenges bring opportunities for us as a school and a community to continue to create a centre of excellence for education where “Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds.”
This term will see Rainford High continue to build a balanced approach to education that celebrates learning, challenge and experience to create well educated, well rounded young people who will contribute to our future and make a positive difference in our community.
Welcome back and bring on the challenge.


Ian Young
Rainford High

Celebrating Shakespeare

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23rd April 1616, we have organised:

• In form-time: Shakespeare quizzes in form time on works you have studied!

• In lessons: cross-curricular activities on Shakespeare!
• In the library: quizzes, word searches, a fact-finding treasure hunt and a film so you can appreciate the greatest writer in the English language!

Governors’ Announcement

 Dear All
The Governing Body of Rainford High have agreed to move forward in exploring the possibility of converting to an Academy Trust. There will be a full consultation beginning in the next few weeks to share and gather your views before any final decision to become an academy can be made.
As a school that believes in partnership with our community we feel it is best to keep you informed of all major decisions. There will be more information in the coming weeks to keep you fully informed and involved.
Ian Young
Rainford High

Disruption to school buses 785 and 790

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 785 & 790 bus services are not running this week (Monday 18th April - Friday 22nd April).  Unfortunately, we have been unable to source an alternative operator to cover those services for the remainder of this week.  Passengers that usually use 790 for their return journey could use the 791 instead.  As regards the morning service for the 785, there is unfortunately no other direct service that provides a similar provision and the bus company has suggested  that passengers interchange in the town centre.
We can only apologise for the failure of service and have been advised that the 785 & 790 will be back in normal, full service from Monday 24th April  2016

Sports Relief 2016

This year we are really excited to be raising money for Sport Relief 2016! As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. 
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World Book Day!

Thank you for all your support for World Book Day. We raised over £850 and received over 2000 books in donations!
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Music Leaders!

Students who are committed to Music at Rainford High Technology College are being recognised with a new Music Leaders Badge. 

Well done to all the students so far who have been presented with a badge! Keep up the fabulous work! 
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Unicef ROC Achieved

Rainford High has successfully achieved the Unicef UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for your rights-respecting work.

Top 100 Schools!

Rainford High moves into the Top 100.
Rainford High has entered the Top 100 of non-selective state funded schools in England due to its excellent GCSE results in 2015. 

This goes alongside being the only non selective school in the top ten schools in Merseyside. 
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World Book Day

World Book Day will be celebrated at Rainford High on Thursday 3rd March. 

Can you imagine what it would be like to have never held a book? Sadly, that is a reality for many children in Africa. When you don’t have access to books, it’s difficult to improve your reading skills. And when you can’t read, your future is nowhere near as bright as it could be. But this World Book Day, we can help to change that by fundraising in our school. 
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During the first week of February, 24 students from Rainford Sixth Form travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to visit CERN- the forefront of particle physics research. 

After an early start on the Monday the students flew out from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Geneva Airport, accompanied by Mr McGiveron and Mr Avery. 
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School Musical 2016

Students from every year group got involved on stage and back stage to make this years school musical - Return To the Forbidden Plannet a huge success!

Well done to all involved!
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Parent Info

For schools

Parent Info is a new free service for schools.

Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Schools are welcome to subscribe to a feed for their own websites and use the content as they wish.

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National Poetry Day

On Thursday 8th October, Rainford High will be celebrating National Poetry Day. All Curriculum Areas have planned poetry-based activities for lessons and there will be a range of whole-school activities:

•       English ‘Poetry Trials’ competition
•       Poetry workshop trip for the winners!
•       Help make our ‘Poetree’ in the library at lunch-time
•       A surprise visit from a very special Poet.

UPDATE! For a full overview of what happened on Poetry Day at Rainford High, please click the link below.
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We are delighted to be celebrating National Storytelling Week at Rainford High from the 1st-5th February. Events planned include:

•        Fun storytelling activities in form-time and assemblies.
•        Storytelling activities in all lessons on Monday!
•        Lunch-time quizzes and activities in the library:
•        Visiting Storyteller, Elizabeth Morris, performs on Monday and Tuesday
•        Create your own character mask
•        Storytelling treasure hunt
•        Harry Potter Magical Spell competition – Year 7
•        Storytelling workshops and competition - Year 8

We hope you enjoy the week!

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International Literacy Day

On Tuesday 8th September, Rainford High will be celebrating International Literacy Day. All Curriculum Areas have planned literacy-based activities for lessons and there will be a range of whole-school activities taking place at lunch-time, following the official launch of our new, state-of-the-art library.
The following literacy-based activities will be on offer in the library.

·       Pupils and teachers will be able to take part in a book swap and have a say in the name for our new library.

·       There will be a punctuation treasure hunt, enabling pupils to familiarise themselves with their new environment, while gaining a better understanding of key punctuation terms. 

·       An inter-form competition around spelling and grammar treasure hunt will also take place around school.

Our Year 10 Literacy Leaders will be key in leading this event, so listen out in their assembly for more details of how to compete and what prizes are on offer!

UPDATE! For a full overview of what happened on International Literacy Day at Rainford High, please click the link below.

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Number Day!

We are delighted to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day on Friday 5 February 2016.

The NSPCC believes that all children deserve a childhood free from harm but, sadly, that’s not the case for many children. That’s why the NSPCC is fighting for every childhood and working to help keep children safe from abuse.
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Sports News

We have updated our fixture list for both boys and girls sports as well as an update on our extra-curricular team results. 

Lunch time and after school clubs are on as usual please check noticed boards in and around the PE department.



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Calendar Change

Please note our calendar has changed for 2016-2017

Please download here


We have been notified by Merseytravel that as from Monday 4th January, fares on Merseytravel supported school services will increase from 70p to 80p per single journey.

Rainford Choir Sing at Village Fair

The Rainford High Choir sang a variety of songs at Rainford Village Christmas Fair!
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BBC News School Report

BBC News School Report 

Year 9 Literacy Leaders have been given the opportunity to take part in the BBC News School report 2016. These students will work with Miss Dyer and a BBC mentor to develop their journalistic skills throughout the year.

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Sports News

It's a very busy time of the year on the sporting front with fixtures and training nights every night at present. Please follow the link below to catch up on all our extra-curricular results across our wide ranging programme. Check out our latest fixtures and pictures on the website and twitter page @rainfordPE.

The link below will take you to our sports news page.

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Robot Day St Helens College

On The 22nd October 8 of our year 9 students travelled to St Helens College to participate in the St Helens regional heat of the MerseySTEM robotics challenge.  The aim of the Robotics challenge is to inspire and excite students’ interest in robotics and help them understand a variety of design, science and engineering principles as well as develop leadership and problem solving skills. 
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Choices Evening

On Thursday 19th November students from years 9, 10, 11 and 12 had the opportunity to attend our 'Choices Evening'. This fantastic event aimed to offer information, advice and guidance to students about their choices after they leave Rainford High.

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Sports Update

It’s a very busy time of the year on the sporting front with fixtures and training nights every night at present. Please follow the link below to catch up on all our extra-curricular results across our wide ranging programme. Check out our latest fixtures and pictures on the website and twitter page @rainfordPE.

The link below will take you to our sports news page.

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Children In Need

BBC Children in Need's vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. With your help and generosity, we fund projects for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. 

Please read further to find out how much we raised click the link!!!!

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Music Students meet the Philharmonic Orchestra

Students from GCSE and A Level Music classes got the very special opportunity to meet the BBC Philharmonic orchestra and hear them play!
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Assessment And Reporting Update

Data reports and assessment without national curriculum levels

As you may know, the Government removed the requirement to report National Curriculum levels at KS3 in schools from September 2015.   As a result of this we will be implementing a new system of reporting on your child’s progress this year. 

The physical appearance of the report you receive will not change significantly as we have found this to work very well with students, staff and parents. 

The report will now only be produced at the end of each term and will be sent out with your child, it will also be published on connect for you to view at your convenience.

The principal differences from last year are:-

·         KS3 targets will be projected GCSE grades or levels which are different from the National Curriculum levels they had last year. 
·         KS3 students will be clearly signalled if they are below target, on target or above target.
·         National changes at GCSE mean some subjects (Maths and English in Year 10) will report attainment as a level and not grade.  Year 11 GCSE subjects will still be reporting a grade.

The KS3 report will clearly indicate if your son/daughter is on target to achieve their full potential at GCSE and we will provide further information, support and guidance on how to improve.

New Virtual Learning Environment

The LEA has invested in a new version of Connect that will allow parents to access information about your children; we are currently configuring this system and piloting it with a limited number of parents. 

At your next Parents Evening you will be provided with a login and password that will allow you to access this site which will allow you to monitor attendance, attainment, progress and behaviour.

Tony Simpson

Sports Round Up

It’s a very busy time of the year on the sporting front with fixtures and training nights every night at present. Please follow the link below to catch up on all our extra-curricular results across our wide ranging programme. Check out our latest fixtures and pictures on the website and twitter page @rainfordPE.

The link below will take you to our sports news page.

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Sport Update October

It's been a busy term on the sporting front and there is a lot more to come with fixtures across all sports. Keep checking the sports new page for updates and match reports on fixtures as well as any news which is happening both in and out of school. 

You can check what fixtures are upcoming both down at the PE office and on the fixtures page of our website. 

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Kim Slater meets pupils

On 25th September, the people involved in BASH (Book Awards St.Helens) arranged with schools to travel to St. Helens Central Library, to talk with the winner of the 2014 Award, Kim Slater, about her amazing book, Smart.

She discussed with us the characters in her novel and talked about the struggles of her main character ‘Kieran’. A man was killed at the edge of the river and he goes to investigate, becoming a new type of detective, and keeping himself to himself. From the comfort of his room, he discovers new things about this mysterious crime.

Throughout the course of the visit she read us some extracts from her book, and discussed the hardships of getting from the bottom of the author’s pile to the top. We talked about a number of pictures that she mentioned in her book from the artist Lowry who was a big inspiration for the budding young artist, Kieran.

Overall the visit was a great trip and at the end we got to purchase a copy of the book.
Find out more here

Written by Students : Tom Barber and Nathan Shaw

Working Together to Support Our Community

Today Rainford High has been working with Merseyside to reinforce the importance of socially acceptable behaviour both inside and outside of school. Although students behaviour at school is excellent. However on occasions outside of school on the way home, in the evenings and over the holidays young people can become involved in anti-social behaviour that often happens due to following friends or messing around and not considering the consequences for other members of the community. As well as Merseyside Police showing off some of their high tech equipment such as a knife arch, we were also fortunate to be visited by one of the drugs dogs and Police Dogs that visited a number of form sessions as well as assembly to explain what their work entails.

Principal Ian Young said “It is important that our young people understand their responsibility to the community they belong to and that if they get involved in things that could be deemed anti-social behaviour they run the risk of police involvement and in some circumstances a criminal record. I feel as a school it is important we work with our local police so that our students understand that it is not just within the school building that our school ethos of Everyone Matters holds true.”

Dr Nikhil Misra visits the 6th form

On Friday 18th September, we had the pleasure of welcoming Doctor Nikhil Misra to the 6th form. Doctor Misra spoke to all of the students in year 12 and 13 who are interested in a career in health care, including future; doctors, nurses, midwives and physiotherapists. The session was both fun and informative, providing students with a wealth of information about routes into healthcare, what to expect from the profession and a hands on tutorial of how to perform surgical stitches. The students thouroughly enjoyed this and judging by the standard of work we may have some budding surgeons in our midst.

The students relished the opportunity to meet Doctor Misra and hear about his work, both in the medical profession and in the trauma charity he runs. We hope to welcome him back soon to speak to our students again, in the meantime look out for an article about his visit in the St Helens Star.

Maths Mastery

Rainford High has joined The Mathematics Mastery partnership which aims for exceptional achievement for all students through exemplary teaching.
Mathematics Mastery strongly believe in an entitlement to a great mathematics education for all students, whatever their background or prior attainment. Central to this is the belief that everyone can improve and effort is more important than “ability”
Lessons focus on problem solving and depth of understanding. We want children to think like mathematicians not just DO maths.
We believe that pupils should:
•      explore, wonder and  question
•      compare, classify and sort
•      experiment, play with possibilities, modify things and see what would happen
•      make theories, predictions and draw conclusions
All Y7 students will follow the Mastery programme.
Mathematics Mastery is a long-term programme based on evidence and research.  Although it’s in its early days of implementation, research by the University of Central London and the University of Cambridge has shown impact even after only one year of use which you may have seen through  the press attention earlier this year.

Music Extra Curricular Programme Updated

Check out the new updated extra curricular music groups running in the music department. If you play an instrument or love to sing or want to start a rock band, visit the music department now! 
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PE Updates

We have updated our KS3 rotations for indoor and outdoor lessons which you will find under curriculum and PE on the school website. We have also updated our extra-curricular programme which you will find on all of our sports pages and available to attend by all. 

You can also follow the link below to find out more.

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Rainford High has achieved its best ever set of results in the school’s history with a five percentage point increase in the number of students achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths, this beats the previous best performance of the school in 2012 when 78% of students attained the required standard. These results come on the back of the schools first 'Good' inspection judgement for over a decade.

Principal Ian Young said “As a school we are delighted for all the students who have achieved these results and it reflects the effort and team work of staff, parents and students. As a school we are firmly focused on our journey to excellence to ensure that we make sure that we fulfil our ethos of Everyone Matters. Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds...
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We are delighted with the results and that so many of our young people have achieved life changing grades. It is fantastic to see our students so pleased with the results of their hard work and looking forward to the next steps on their journey.

As a school, we are particularly proud of the high percentage of students who have got into Russell Group Universities, and the number of young people who are continuing to follow their dreams that we have worked hard to support and develop, whilst they have been members of Rainford High.

I would like to thank the staff for the support and guidance they have given the students, alongside all the support the young people have received from home. Result days are the culmination of doing things the right way and our school ethos of 'Everyone Matters. Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds' is easy to see on days such as today....
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We have joined YouTube. You will find a variety of videos from all subjects throughout the school year both in and out of school events. The channel is now active and videos will be uploaded. All we need is a little help from you people to follow us and share to others.

The page is going to be a fantastic chance for subjects to show more of the fantastic opportunities our students experience day to day. 

Our YouTube channel page is Rainford high school with the link shown below.

Y12 Oxbridge Trip

An academic adventure on the Rainford minibus began on Wednesday 1st July as fifteen of the college’s brightest students set off for the prestigious universities of Oxford and Cambridge, a journey with the potential to change their lives...
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Rainford High is buzzing with excitement!

We were very excited to see the arrival of our bees yesterday! We now have our own hive that will be looked after by the BTEC Animal Care course. We have a Polystyrene hive that has been painted white to reflect the heat. Polystyrene hives are now the preferred material to use as they stay warmer in winter and are resistant from rotting and damp. The bees are a hybrid of the British Black Bee and an Italian breed that is known for being extremely gentle and highly productive. We are hoping to have some lovely honey ready this August. Watch this space!
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Meet Lisa Our School Nurse

During an interview with our school nurse Lisa, it was made clear there are many places that young people can go for free health advice in the area. Bridgewater clinics are open in Rainford, Sutton, St Helens, Rainhill and Billinge as a drop in service and provide a variety of advice and care. Lisa says her job provides personal satisfaction and is extremely rewarding...
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STUDENTS at Rainford High School have been treated to three days of tongue-twisting performance by a 'slam poetry' champion. Slam poet Miko Berry, from Edinburgh, held workshops with Year 10 students who are studying for their English Literature GCSEs. He spent three days at the school and held a series of sessions, spending time with other year groups where possible...
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Sports Presentation 2015

Our annual Sports Presentation has been confirmed for this year as Thursday 2nd July at Ruskin Leisure in St. Helens.

The night will consist of celebrating our team and inidivudal successes this year with presentations made to Successful Sports teams as well as presentation of sports ties & special awards. 

Follow the link below to find all the details, you do not want to miss out.
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Year 9 St. Helens Cup Success

Congratulations to our Year 9 Football team who beat Hope Academy 6 - 0 in the St. Helens Cup final meaning the team have made it three consecutive final wins in a row. 

The Year 9 Rugby team had similar success also edging out Hope Academy in the St. Helens Cup semi-final winning 33 - 30. The team will now face Haydock in the Final.

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Summer Extra Curricular Programme

New summer extra-curricular programme starts next Monday with plenty on offer for pupils across the summer term.

Follow the link below to find out what is on offer & keep following our sports pages, twitter & notice boards in PE to find out upcoming events & fixtures.

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It's official! Rainford High is a GOOD school across all areas!

I am pleased to inform you that the outcome of the OFSTED inspection on the 17th and 18th March 2015 was that Rainford High has been judged to be a GOOD school across all areas. The front page of the report that identifies why the school is good and what the school needs to do to become outstanding. The full report is available on the school website and will be published on the OFSTED website next week after the Easter weekend.

It is the first time since October 2004 that the school has been judged GOOD and this is an important point on the schools journey to excellence. Since my arrival in September 2012 the aim has always been to make Rainford High the best school possible and to become an outstanding school.
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Sports Round Up March

Read the full story below to find out what has been happening on the sporting front. It has been an action packed term so far with fixtures across football, rugby for both boys and girls, netball and cricket with trophies being won across a wide range of activities.

Also remember to follow our Twitter page for all the latest pictures and updates.

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Fixtures & Training CANCELLED!

Tonight’s Year 9 Boys Basketball Central Venue at Sutton High has been cancelled due to bad weather conditions, as well as the Girls Rugby Union training which is held at school. Both will be rearranged for a future date.


PE Department

What's been happening in PE?

Follow the link below to find out what's been happening in PE both Curricular and Extra - Curricular activities.

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Fantastic Results at Educate Awards! Double Award Winners!

Rainford High are extremely proud to announce the school achieved success in three categories at the Education Awards 2014! 

The PE Department won 'Outstanding commitment to Sport in a Secondary School Award' for the second year running, Mrs Burgess won the 'Teacher of the Year Award',  and the school was runner up in the 'Most Inspirational Secondary School Award' for its work producing the Rainford Summer Festival. 

This a fantastic result for the school, the awards are a very positive recognition of all the excellent hard work and commitment from staff at the school. Congratulations to all!
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Sports Round Up November

It has been a busy few weeks on the sporting front before and after the holidays with all the years out in full force representing the school in a wide variety of sports.

Follow the link below to find out our results from the past few weeks


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Sports Round Up

Go to our sports page to find out all the latest sporting results & what has been happening on the Sports front over the last couple of weeks. We have had a busy start to the year with all years representing across a number of sports. 

We have updated our fixtures list so continue to keep look out for fixtures

Follow the link below 

Thanks PE Department

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New Extra Curricular Programme

Our new extra-curricular programme has started this week, follow the link below to find out what's on at Lunch times and after school.

Also keep checking our noticeboards and website under sports to find out latest fixtures.

PE Department
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Year 8 Rugby Qualify

Congratulations to our Year 8 rugby team who qualified for the national cup last night winning their game, 20 - 10 against Cowley.

Follow the link below to find out more.
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We have had a busy week in the PE Department on the sporting front with pupils representing the school in Cricket competitions & Town Sports.

Follow the link below to find out how we got on. 
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Sports Festival Update 2014

Can all students (Y7,Y8,Y9 & Y10) who are participating, need to arrive in their PE kits and bring their uniform to change into afterwards.


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Festival Of Sport

Congratulations to Cameron Mclaughlan in year 9 who won our design a sports festival logo which will now be used for the sports festival in July 2014 and for future events. 

Follow the link below to find information on times and days for each year group. See sports captains to get involved in the festival. 

For any more information ask your PE teachers. 
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Sports News

Next week is a busy week in the sporting calendar as we have many year groups out representing the school. Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 are all representing the school at the annual Cowley Rugby League 9s competition, whilst our u13s Girls rounder’s team are out at the St. Helens competition next Wednesday. 

Please check the fixture list for times & days of each of the events by clicking the link below which will take you to our fixtures page. For any more information please see the PE department. 

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New Rainford High PE Kit

The new Rainford High PE Kit is available for on-line purchase from Monday 2nd June for all current Year 6 pupils who start life at Rainford High in September 2014. Our new Year 7 intake students as well as our current students. 

Whilst not yet compulsory for current Year 7-10 students, any student needing to replace any items of PE kit should purchase items from the new kit list.

Follow the link below which will take you to our ordering page where it has all the instructions and different ways to order the new kit. 

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Year 7 Rugby Semi Final v St. Augustines

The year 7 rugby St. Helens cup match v St. Augustines will take place on Wednesday 21st May at St. Augustines. Kick-off is likely to be 4:00pm. The pupils who are selected can be picked up from St. Augustines after the game or can be picked up at school at 5:00pm. Training is as normal tomorrow after school where the team will be announced. 

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Primary Mini Tennis Red Tournament

Last week the annual Rainford Mini Tennis Red competition took place with 8 primary schools from around St Helens battling it out to be crowned Yr3/4 tennis champions. 

Follow the link below to find out which school finished victorious. 

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Good Luck

Good Luck to the Year 11 Boys football team who are playing their St.Helens Cup football match tonight at Sutton Academy.

Anybody is welcome to support the team with kick off at 3:30pm.

Good Luck Boys

PE Department

Congratulations Amber

Congratulations to Amber Alford in year 12, swam for Everton at the weekend in the North West Regionals. She made the national qualifying time in the 50m breast stroke with a time of 35.6 secs. 

Amber will now swim in the nationals in August in Sheffield. 

Congratulations to Amber

PE Department

More Sporting Success

We had two teams in finals last night, Year 8 Boys football in the St.Helens Cup final & the U13 Girls football team who played in the Merseyside Final.

Follow the link below to find out how the teams got on.

PE Department

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Summer Extra Curricular Programme

Our new Summer curriculum programme will be starting next Monday. Sports such as Tennis, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics have all been added whilst we have decided to keep the ever popular Football, whilst debuting our new Rugby Tick & Pass night.

Everybody is welcome to come down and join in. Click link below to see what the new timetable looks like.

PE Department
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U13s Girls Football Reach Merseyside Final

Congratulations to the U13s Girls Football who reached the Merseyside Final by beating Calderstones on penalties and will now play Broughton Hall on the 30th April. 
Congratulations & Good Luck Girls!
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Sports Round Up March

What a busy month it has turned out to be on the Sporting front in March with all years Boys & Girls representing Rainford High in various different sports. We have had representation in Football, Rugby, Rugby Union, Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton & Cricket. 

Follow the link below to find out how we got on and keep checking the fixture list on the website and in and around the PE office for more upcoming fixtures before Easter. 

We also have exciting news on new kits & our brand new PE kit which will be launched in September.

Congratulations and a massive Well done to the students in representing our school with some great performances. 

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Inter House Competition 2014

Our Inter House competition kicks off with Year 7 & 9 on Monday 17th March and Year 8 & 10 on Thursday 20th March. The boys will be competing in a Football tournament whilst the girls will be competing in an all action dodgeball tournament in the Sportshall.


Please see Captains if you would like to get involved and follow the link below for the rest of the details.

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Sports Round Up

Year 7 & 8 Boys and Girls Indoor Athletics team went to Sutton High to take part in the first round of the Indoor Championships. The Year 7 Girls team finished 1st with the boys finishing 2nd in their competition meaning they won their tournament overall and now progress to the next stage.

The Year 8 girls team finished 1st in their tournament and the boys finished 2nd in their competition meaning Rainford won the competition for year 8 overall.

Girls cricket was out on Tuesday taking part at the indoor cricket competition held at Robin Park Wigan. U13s girls finished 3rd in the competition and the U15s was unlucky and finished 2nd.

Merseyside badminton tournament started with the KS3 & KS4 Girls which was held at Kingsway Leisure Centre,Widnes. The KS3 girls finished 3rd and the KS4 girls finished 2nd in the Merseyside Competition.

Congratulations all who represented us, Rainford.


Year 11 Revision

Year 11 GCSE PE & BTEC Sport Grade Booster Sessions are on Monday's from 3:15pm - 4:30pm.

See PE Department for further details.

Year 11 Sports Leaders

Our highly regarded Year 11 Sports Leader students were invited to help run the St. Helens Primary School Highland Games which was held at Lansbury Bridge School. The group of Sports Leaders have ran many successful events locally in Rainford with our feeder schools and on a much bigger scale for schools across St.Helens.

The group didn't disappoint again showing why they are highly regarded by both the PE Department and our St.Helens Competition Managers. The group had glowing reviews at the end of the event from both parents of the children taking part and Damien Keegan (St.Helens Competition Manager) on how well they were presented and how confident and understanding they were to the children taking part.

Congratulations to this small group of Leaders; Jessica Eddies, Lewis Morgan, Rebecca Roberts, Meghan Westerside, Kira Williams, Sophie Mcwilliam, Georgina Hemmingway and Georgina Dobson on making the games a huge success.



Merseyside Cross Country Competition

Congratulations to Rosie Johnson in Year 11 who was crowned Merseyside Schools Cross Country Champion at Sefton Park posting a time of 12 minutes 52 seconds in her 3.5km race.

Congratulations also goes out to Alexandra Barnsley & Megan Barnsley on their placings 16th & 17th in their 3K race posting respectable times of 12:34 & 12:35.

Adam Woosey also took part at Sefton Park finishing 14th in his 6k race on the same weekend.

Congratulations to all.


Year 8 Girl's Netball

Congratulations to the Year 8 girls who had a clean sweep of victories at the St.Helens Netball Central Venue on Wednesday night.

This continues our good run in the St.Helens competition with the vast majority of our years winning and progressing to the final.

Click the below to read more.
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Sports Round Up 17.1.14

2014 started with a bang on the sporting front, with two of our team’s dominating the St. Helens tournaments this week.

Congratulations to the teams who represented us this week, this part of the year is when the Sporting teams are at their busiest as the winter sporting calendar comes to its peak.

Keep checking the notice boards around the PE Department and on our sports page for updates of upcoming fixtures. All Clubs at dinner and after school are back up and running after the Christmas break so let’s make a good push for silverware in 2014.

Follow link below to see who did what this week.

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Sports Leaders

Congratulations to our 38 Year 11 students who successfully passed the Level 1 Sports Leaders Course they undertook in Year 10 as part of their Key Stage 4 Core PE options Programme.

The programme aims to develop communication and organisation skills that allow students to plan, lead and evaluate safe and effective sports sessions for young people in their local community.

Many of the successful candidates were instrumental in the organisation and officiating of St. Helens Primary Schools Netball Tournament last summer and received glowing feedback from local schools and area school's games competition managers.

Most of the successful candidates have chosen to further their leadership training and experience in Year 11 Core Curriculum, along with others who are studying their Level 1 award in Year 11 and have accompanied Mr. Allen in primary school link work across our feeder schools.

Successful candidates are pictured below (minus some students who could not be present for the photo) proudly displaying their certificates. They will also receive a gold Sports Leaders badge to wear on their blazers.

Well Done to you all and we hope that you go on to further your experiences within the school and the local community.

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Wednesday Sport Round Up

Follow the link below to find out what has been happening on the Rainford's sporting front this week & updates for over the next few weeks. 

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Year 8 Basketball

The Year 8 Basketball team won their first match of the season v De La Salle 34 - 4. The performance showed improvements in both offensive and defensive areas of the game and gives the team confidence leading into the next Central Venue competition after Christmas. Well done to all the squad: 

James Bishop / Callum Woods / Jake Kinrade / Ben Hemingway / Ellis Taylor / John Tyson / Matthew Chan / Reiss Smith 

Sporting Week in 1 Minute

Follow the link below to catch up with what has been happening this week on the sporting front for Rainford. We've had a mix bag of a week with some very good highlights in between. 
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Wednesday Sport Round Up

It's been an action packed week so far on the sporting front at Rainford as teams from different years have been out and represented the school in all different sports. 

Find out what teams got up to what this week by following this link for all the information.

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Year 7 Rugby Team

The Year 7 Rugby Team competed in the Merseyside Emerging Schools Rugby Union Festival on the 31st October at Knowsley Park Centre for Learning and finished undefeated, in a more than creditable joint 2nd place overall.
They finished second in their first round of matches beating SFX (Liverpool) and Knowsley Park, following draws against Deyes High (Maghull) and St. John Plessington (Wirral). They then went on to beat West Derby High (Liverpool) in the next round to finish in joint 2nd place in the overall competition.
The boys competed admirably in difficult conditions and showed real potential for future Rugby Union development and success. All the boys were deserved of great recognition. However, special mention has to go to Tom Preston and Sam Burrows for their skill, determination and leadership qualities that inspired the others to compete so well.
Well done to all!

Year 9 St.Helens 7 a side champions

Congratulations to the Year 9 football team on winning the St.Helens 7 a side central venue last night. The tournament took place at Hope Academy were the lads faced schools such as Rainhill, Cowley, De La Salle and Sutton.
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Sports Round up 10.10.13

Roundup of this week's sporting results. 

Year 9 Boys football played St.Edmund Arrowsmith and won 4 - 0. James Cawley scored 2 along with Joe Westerside and Jack Gibney scoring 1 each. 

Our Girl's netball teams travelled to De La Salle in a central venue fixture in which the girls won 3 of 5 matches. Year 7 a & b both won 3 - 1 and 14 - 0, year 8 won 22 - 2. Year 9 & 10 was unlucky and lost their fixtures. 

Our Girls football team won their first football outing of the year as well beating Our Lady's 3 - 2 in a friendly.

Year 7 football team won their fixture v St.Cuthberts winning 6 - 1. 

KS4 badminton played Birkdale in a friendly and lost 16 - 8 on matches. 

Well done to everyone involved.  

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Annual Sports Awards

The annual sports awards were held at Ruskin Park Sports Complex on Friday July 5th. Once again it was an opportunity to celebrate the sporting success by teams and individuals for another year at Rainford.
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Unparalleled Sporting Success

2012/13 has been our most successful sporting year EVER here at Rainford. Superb teams and outstanding individuals from almost every year group, covering almost every sport have run, jumped and kicked their way to the top.