Safeguarding, Welfare, Support & Advice

We believe that all pupils can be successful in an environment which is caring, optimistic and encouraging and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students. In light of this we have recently updated the safeguarding, welfare, support and advice section of this website. It is full of useful information for parents such as how to keep your children safe online to what to do should do if you have any safeguarding concerns about a student.

Government Response to Petition on School Funding Formula

I know that many of you have already signed the petition urging the government to reconsider their proposals for a national funding formula (if you haven’t, then please do spare a minute to do so by clicking here). If so, then like me you will have a received an email in response from the government.
Click HERE to read our latest update on school funding with details about the email I received. I have also provided a response of my own in red text. This is a complicated issue and is only really beginning to be understood by most people – partly because schools have worked so hard to maintain the quality of their provision in the face of cuts to funding, but also because the government has done a good job of suggesting the cuts are somehow not real, or are not significant. I hope my responses at least help to provide some clarity.

Four fashion students receive offers from the prestigious London College of Fashion

Four Lymm High School Sixth Form students have secured offers from the prestigious London College of Fashion.

The successful applicants are Ellie Turner, Hattie Lofthouse and Alfie Chambers who applied to study Fashion Design Development, with Izzy Barnes being offered a place on the Fashion Contour degree course.

Currently ranked as the second best fashion university in the world, it is an amazing achievement for the school to have so many students securing offers after their interviews.

The four aspiring fashion designers are making history, being the first from the school to be offered places at the esteemed university after staying on to study the BTEC Level 3 Fashion and Clothing course. The course was added to the post-16 curriculum offer in 2014 after noticing a lack of provision for the subject within the North West.

Applicants were initially requested to upload digital portfolios to showcase their design ideas. This led to the four being shortlisted to attend a formal interview for which they had to provide a second, more extensive portfolio of their work.

Throughout the application process students were supported by the school’s Art staff, acting as referees and mentors with specific support provided by Miss Doherty, Head of the Technology & Art Faculty.

Mrs Doherty said: “I am immensely proud of them all. They have shown an exceptional commitment to their studies and we are so proud to see them being rewarded for their hard work and preparation. In the fashion industry, most aspire to gain a place at the UAL and to have four applicants receiving offers underlines the quality of our programme of support.”

The four are now focusing their attention on their final projects, creating a 10 piece fashion collection for the school’s upcoming fashion show which takes place Wednesday 3rd May.

Student Alfie Chambers, who has an interest in designing sportswear said: “I’m completely overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of receiving an offer.”

“It has been such an intense process and now all of the hard work has paid off.”

“I cannot thank the staff at Lymm enough for encouraging and supporting me throughout the application process.”

Mum of student Ellie Turner said: “As a mother of Ellie I’m thrilled that she has been accepted to such a prestigious institution as the London College of Fashion. I’m so very proud of her achievements and eternally grateful for the support her teachers, especially Mrs Doherty, have given her”

Headteacher, Mr Williams, added:

“Huge credit must go to the students involved, as well as to their teachers; this is an extraordinary achievement and we are delighted for everybody involved.”

 

 

Additional Science Year 11 Catch Up Sessions

Dear parent/carer,

This week your child may have been identified as needing to complete additional coursework for their additional science GCSE qualification.

In order to reduce the impact on scheduled lessons, this coursework catch up will take place after school on the following days:

Monday 20th March from 3:10 to 5pm; Tuesday 21st March from 3:10 to 4:30pm; Friday 24th March from 3:10 to 5pm.

In order to complete the coursework, students will need to attend all three of the sessions.

Students  who have been identified will receive a letter with further details.

Kind regards,

Dr Dodds (Head of Science)

Core Science Y11 Catch Up

Dear parents/carers,

This week you will be notified if your child has been identified as needing to complete additional coursework for their core science GCSE qualification.

In order to reduce the impact on scheduled lessons, this coursework catch up will take place after school on the following days:

Monday 13th March from 3:10 to 5pm; Tuesday 14th March from 3:10 to 4:30pm; Friday 17th March from 3:10 to 5pm.

In order to complete the coursework, students will need to attend all three of the sessions.

Students that have been identified will receive a letter with further details.

Kind regards,

Dr Dodds (Head of Science)

The Cruelty Class Review

We were very privileged to be invited to review an unpublished book last December, and even more excited to let you know that our class review of ‘The Cruelty’ will be appearing in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) on Friday 17th February.

Four students, Jessica Baillie, Amber Heckstall-Smith, Harriet Priest and Olivia Shackley, were chosen to read a pre-published debut Youth Adult novel by American novelist, Scott Bergstrom, and then each produce a review highlighting their own personal opinions.

The novel is a twist on the film ‘Taken’ and tackles some mature themes and is not advisable for younger students, however the students enjoyed the development of the protagonist Gwendolyn Bloom.

The opportunity to complete the review was well received by the girls who were enthusiastic about the project.  Adi Bloom, a TES reporter, commented that the girls had ‘clear-eyed criticism and the ability to express so clearly what they thought did and did not work about the novel.’

Should you wish to read the reviews please click HERE: