English Trip – The Tempest

Following a very high demand for tickets to see The Tempest at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, we have managed to secure an additional 50 places on the trip. We would like to apologise for the way in which tickets were allocated initially (whereby some classes received letters before others and therefore gained an unfair advantage under the ‘first come, first served’ system). We simply hadn’t anticipated demand being so great and have changed our systems accordingly for future trips. To avoid the same issues this time, we will use a ballot system. If we have received more than 50 reply slips by Monday 23rd January, we will draw names at random to select those students able to go. A list of names will be displayed outside the English office and an item placed on ParentPay for those who have been successful by Friday 27th January. Letters will be handed out by tutors on Thursday 19th January, a copy of which can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Year 9 Choices Evening

We would like to warmly welcome all year 9 students and parents to Lymm High School’s Year 9 Choices Evening.

To see the curriculum on offer to your child click HERE for the Year 9 Choices Booklet.

Choices can be submitted by completing this choices form and handing in to form tutors.

The choices evening has two major components: a brief presentation in the hall where our choices process is outlined and a subject ‘market place’ in the sports hall where you can ask the subject experts: our teachers and heads of faculty, any questions about their subject area.

The timings of these will be:-

6.00 – 6.30pm

Arley, Dunham & Moreton Hall: Presentation from the Senior Leadership Team in the Main School Hall.

6.30 – 7.15pm

Arley, Dunham & Moreton Hall: A subject ‘Market Place’ in the Sports Hall.

6.30 – 7.00pm

Tatton & Walton Hall: Presentation from the Senior Leadership Team in the Main School Hall.

7.00 – 7.45pm

Tatton & Walton Hall: A subject ‘Market Place’ in the Sports Hall.

Cashless Catering

A polite reminder:

Please can you top up your child’s cashless catering accounts via Parent Pay to ensure your child is able to purchase food during their lunch break. We also urge parents to check their email accounts for information regarding the upcoming school census.

Many Thanks.

Harry Potter Trip

If your child is interested in participating in the English Faculty residential to the Globe and Harry Potter World on 19th and 20th June the deadline for returning slips has been extended to 3.10pm on Monday 16th January.

Fast Tomato

All Year 9, 10 and 11 students have had assemblies launching the careers programme Fast Tomato. Fast Tomato is a programme which allows students to find personalised information with regards to future careers. All students have been given allocated a sign up code and in this letter. Please click HERE to register.

Year 7 Parents Questionnaire

Shortly before Christmas 148 parents of Year 7 students kindly completed a questionnaire giving us feedback on the transition process. You can read details, including our response to the issues raised, by clicking HERE.

Overall, the results were exceptionally positive: for example, 97% of parents say their child has settled well since September and 98% would recommend Lymm High School to other parents. We will never be complacent about identifying areas in which we can improve further, but it was very pleasing to see how happy Year 7 parents evidently are about the way the school has looked after their children during the first few months of secondary school.

Free School Meal / Pupil Premium Eligibility

Your child could be eligible for Free School Meals (to the value of £2.20 per day) if you are in receipt of:

  • Income support; or
  • Income-based job seekers allowance; or
  • Child tax credit (but who are not entitled to working tax credit* and whose annual income is less than £16,190 from 1 April 2010); or
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999; or
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit; or
  • Income related employment and support allowance; or
  • Equal base job seekers allowance/employment and support allowance; or
  • Universal Credit

*Where a parent/carer is entitled to working tax credit during the four week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start work less 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals for that period. Your child will be able to receive their free school meals from the date that your eligibility has been confirmed.

If any of these apply to you, please contact Mrs Mogey in Student Services for a FSM application form, which will be processed by Warrington Borough Council.

Your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium if they have been:

  • Have previously been eligible for Free School Meals during some time in the last 6 years; or
  • Have been in care of a Local Authority for 1 day or more; or
  • Have been adopted from care; or
  • Ceased to be ‘looked after’ through a Special Guardianship Order; or
  • Ceased to be looked after through a Residence Order; or
  • Under a Child Arrangement Order; or
  • Have a parent serving in the Armed Forces, or a parent that has done so in the last 4 years.

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to improve achievement of eligible pupils. Some of the ways we use Pupil Premium spending and the impact it has can be found here.

If any of these apply to you, please contact Miss Clark in Student Services on 01925 750711.