Weekly Bulletin: 25th January 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

We begin this week with a celebration, as the publication of the official league tables showed that, as expected, Lymm High School has regained top spot in Warrington. 74% of our students gained the key benchmark of at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, more than any other school in the borough. The school also saw the best results at A Level, with 53% gaining A*-B grades and 79% A*-C grades and the highest average grade per A Level entry.

I have been quoted in the press as saying that there is no complacency about these results and that is certainly the case – we recognise that, with the kind of fabulous students we are lucky enough to have here, we really ought to be near the top of these tables. Nevertheless, the results are a confirmation of the fact that the school is in a strong position now and we will use the energy this generates to ensure that we continue to go from strength to strength.

I would like to thank all of our Year 9 parents who attended our Choices Evening last week. We hope the evening provided you with enough information to help support your child through the process, as they begin to make their final KS4 subject choices. May I take this opportunity to remind you that students should return their completed form to Mr Thompson on Friday 29th January.

We had a busy day on Friday as 180 Year 5 pupils from our partner primaries joined us in school for the second ‘Primary Science Day’. They spent the whole day experiencing several interactive science investigations, using one of our labs and participating in an explosive chemistry demonstration! Thank you to all the staff and students who worked extremely hard to run the day, with a particular ‘thank you’ to Mrs Donlan for organising the event.

We also have a couple of sporting achievements to celebrate this week. Firstly congratulations and well done to the Year 7 indoor athletics squad who won at the Warrington championships in both boys and girls competitions.

Secondly, Rebecca Greenwood and Alice Hayden (both in Year 11) signed up to England Netball Young Leaders Award and have been working hard since September in assisting and leading practices with the Year 7 Netball team at Lymm High School, as well as carrying on their leadership at a local junior club. Due to the hours they were putting into their leadership, they were allowed to apply to be ball girls for the first test of the England versus Australia test series. The three test series started in Liverpool on Wednesday 20th January at the Echo Arena. Alice and Rebecca were selected from a large number of young leaders to work at the event and represent young netball leaders in the north of England. Well done on a fantastic achievement.

And finally, on Friday a group of Year 11 students celebrated with a doughnut party for achieving/exceeding 80% or more of their target grades in the mock exams. A huge well done must go to these students for all of their hard work and determination. I hope all of our students continue to keep up the work hard and preparation for their upcoming exams this summer.