Year 8 History and Geography Trip

We are delighted to inform you of a fantastic opportunity that has arisen for our Year 8 students to visit North Wales to broaden their knowledge of the topics studied in History and Geography including the Industrial Revolution, Crime and Punishment, coastal erosion and renewable energy. Please click the link below for a letter containing further details.

Open Evening – Thursday 6th October 2016

We would like to warmly welcome all prospective students and parents to Lymm High School’s Autumn Open Evening. 

With so much on offer, our autumn event will continue to showcase the many aspects that make our school so special. Come along and be part of a highly ambitious and successful school, which provides excellent opportunities for enrichment, enhancement and extended learning. You will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet current students – including our newly inducted Year 7 Student Ambassadors – and speak to teaching staff about what we can offer your child.

Year 11 Information and Guidance Evening

Year 11 Information and Guidance Evening for parents will take place on Wednesday 28th September, 6-7pm in the main school hall.

Information provided on the evening will cover: exams, controlled assessments, revision, student support, sixth form and more.

Year 7 Information and Guidance Evening

We are pleased to invite our Year 7 parents to the Information and Guidance Evening on Thursday 15th September (please note, students should not attend). The evening will cover a brief introduction to the curriculum in Year 7, opportunities available to students, along with homework, assessment and reporting information. You can find more information on the evening, as well as details of your allocated time slots in the attached letter below.

Tassomai Science Programme

We have just received the codes for Year 11 subscriptions to Tassomai for all students who paid last term. These are currently being printed and will be distributed to relevant students by Form Tutors on Tuesday morning. If your child does not receive theirs, please ask them to go to Student Services and let them know.

Regarding the Year 10 codes, we were in contact with the company all last week and again today; they are trying to iron out some teething problems with the new specifications but are aiming to get codes to us for our Year 10 students this week. We will keep you posted via Parent Communication with further information and can only apologise for the delay.

Year 7 PE Timetable

Please see below the Year 7 PE timetable.

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
5

7X – P3

1st lesson

Intro

No kit required

6

7Y – P2

1st lesson

Intro

No kit required

7

 

8

7Y – P3

2nd lesson

Rugby, Netball

 

7X – P5

2nd lesson

Rugby, Netball

9

7X – P3

3rd lesson

Rugby, Netball

12

7Y – P3

3rd lesson

Rugby, Netball

 

13

7X – P4

4th lesson

Football,

Hockey

 

14

7Y – P3

4th Lesson

Football,

Hockey

15 16

7X –P1

5th Lesson

Football, Hockey

 

7Y – P2

5th lesson

Football Hockey

19

7X – P3

6th lesson

Fitness

20

7Y – P2

6th lesson Fitness

21

Dunham Tyny Trip

 

 

22

7Y – P3

7th lesson

Follow POL

 

7X – P5

Cross Country Preparation

23

7X – P3

Follow POL

Kit required:

Football: Blue top, blue shorts, blue socks, shin pads, boots

Netball: White top, blue skort/shorts, blue socks, trainers

Rugby: Blue top, blue shorts, blue socks, boots, gum shield/headguard (optional)

Hockey: White top, blue skort/shorts, blue socks, shin pads, trainers

Fitness: White top, blue shorts/skort, blue socks, trainers

Lymm High Celebrates GCSE Results!

Lymm High School are today delighted to be celebrating the achievements of our Year 11 students in their GCSE examination results.

We are pleased to report a further improvement in the headline figure, with 76% of students achieving five or more grades A*-C including English and Maths and a very strong Ebacc score of 38%. Within these results, we are especially pleased to see a significant improvement in the performance of students eligible for the Pupil Premium, something that has been a key priority for us. When national data is released later this year, we also expect to have performed very well on the new ‘Progress 8’ measure.

So many students have performed exceptionally well at the top end, with almost 60% achieving at least 1 A*/A grade and 27% achieving 5 or more A*/A grades.

Those who deserve a special mention for achieving at least five A* grades are: William Caldwell, William Catlow, Ben Corrigan, Elizabeth Coy, Jack Evans, Rory Foster, Joseph Hassall, Molly Horne, Pip Hyde, Liam Johnson, Rebecca King, Sian Lakey, Alex Lee, Hannah Leighton-Jones, Elena Rurlander, Pavan Sidhu, Ellen Thomas and Matthew Warren.

The Languages department should also be applauded for a truly exceptional set of results: over 95% of students gained A*-C grades in French, German and Spanish, with around 50% in each of the three languages scoring A* or A grades.

Headteacher, Gwyn Williams said:

“We are extremely proud of every single one of our students and are delighted to see so many of them achieving so highly today. Watching them celebrate with their parents and teachers this morning has been wonderful. It has been a real team effort and I want to thank everybody involved for all their hard work and commitment. Taken together with last week’s excellent set of A’level results, it has been a great few days for the school and reinforces the feeling that we are going from strength to strength at the moment”

Update, October 2016:

Some provisional national data has now been published which, as you can see from the table below, confirms how well our students have done in comparison with the national picture. Importantly for us, the positive Progress 8 score (which measures the progress students make from their starting points at the end of primary school) shows that we are performing better than most schools with cohorts similar to our own.

Measure Lymm High School National

Average

Warrington Average
Pupils achieving C grades in English and Maths 77% 59.3% 63.6%
Percentage achieving Ebacc 38% 23.1% 23.6%
Progress 8 score +0.08 0 -0.16
Attainment 8 score 56.6 48.5 50

 

We are delighted to report an excellent set of A’ level results.

These results include superb performance at the highest grades, with 24% of all exam entries receiving A* or A grades. In addition, 52% of all grades awarded were A*-B grades and 82% at A*-C. The pass rate remains extremely high at 99%.

Whilst we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students, within these results there are some exceptional individual performances that deserve particular mention with eleven students gaining at least 3 A* or A grades: Eleanor Anderson (AAA), Timothy Cooper (AAA), Thomas Gregson (A*AA),  Eleanor Harrison (A*AA), Myles Jones (A*AA), Ciara McEvoy (A*A*A*); Sam Smith (A*AA), Isabel Troth (A*A*A*), Joshua Wadsworth (A*AA), Michael Walshe (A*AA) and Eleanor Ormerod (A*AAB)

We also celebrate high levels of success with Level 3 Vocational qualifications, with particular mention going to Abby Jones for achieving a Triple Distinction* grade in Sports Studies.

Hayley Edwards, Head of Sixth Form at Lymm High, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ success: they have worked incredibly hard for these results and it is wonderful to see so many students moving on to exciting futures at university, in apprenticeships and other training courses or employment. We wish all of our students the very best for the future and hope that they will stay in touch with us.”

Headteacher, Gwyn Williams, added: “These are a very strong set of results. We are delighted for the individual students who have done so well and, at the whole-school level, we are especially pleased to see a significant improvement in terms of value added compared to students’ starting points. Initial data suggests our students have made progress in the Sixth Form equivalent to around the top 25% of schools or colleges with similar cohorts. This represents a big step forward and we are already very excited about what our young people can achieve in future years.”