Lymm High School warmly invites you and your child to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 4th October, from 5.00 – 8.00pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school. During the course of the evening you will have the opportunity to meet our wonderful staff and students, tour our school and see the facilities we have to offer.
There will also be presentations by the Headmaster, Mr Williams at 5.30pm or 6.30pm.
To find out more, call us on 01925 755458 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be holding our first Parent Forum event of the year on Tuesday 16th October, starting at 6pm and finishing no later than 7.30pm. This is an ideal chance for parents to come along and provide us with your feedback on the school, as well as to meet other parents. The headteacher and members of the senior leadership team will be there, along with school governors and they are keen to hear what you have to say. These are informal events and have always proved to be very constructive in the past. Please note that the focus of the evening is on school policy and practice generally and so it is not the right place to raise specific concerns about your own children (though, of course, you must contact us separately if you have any concerns and we will do all we can to help).
If you are thinking of coming along, please let Mrs Headon know (email@example.com) so that we can plan the appropriate amount of refreshments.
Last year saw us achieve our best ever GCSE results and we are delighted to say that it looks as if we have managed to maintain that level of performance this year. At least 81% of students have met the government’s ‘basics’ measure of 9-4 grades in both Maths and English, with 61% managing to secure 9-5 grades in both subjects.
At the top end, a very impressive 27% of students gained at least five 9-7 grades (equivalent to the old A*-A grades) with at least forty five students gaining 9-7 grades in eight or more subjects.
Amongst so many success stories, special mention goes to those students who gained the very top grades of 8 or 9 in at least eight subjects. They were: Imogen Walsh, Jade Carlin, Amy Wright, Cameron Green, Lewis Hindle, Ella Hoskinson, Amber Heckstall-Smith, Tom Davenport, Jada Moses, Jordan Jones, Marcus Mackay and Finlay Williams. Hats off to all of them!
I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and students for the way they approached all the challenges presented by the new, tougher GCSE specifications. It has taken a huge effort over quite a period of time and we are really pleased to see this effort being reflected in the final results.
Students, parents and staff have today been celebrating another excellent set of results in the sixth form.
Headteacher, Gwyn Williams said:
“The picture is one of another set of really strong A’ level results. When Ofsted visited us earlier this year, they said that our A’ level students make some of the best rates of progress in the whole country and the early indications are that these progress rates have risen even further, which is something we are especially proud of.
Once again, we have seen very high numbers of students achieving the top grades and the numbers who are now able to go off to the universities of their choice look to be fantastic. There are a lot of very happy people around school today and it’s just lovely to see.”
57% of all A’ level grades were at A*-B and 84% A*-C. The overall pass rate was over 99%.
Fully twenty students secured straight A* or A grades, a fabulous achievement in these days of toughened A’ level specifications.
There are far too many individual success stories to mention here, but we must highlight the eight students who gained at least two coveted A* grades. These were: William Caldwell, William Catlow, Rory Foster, Joseph Hassall, Pip Hyde, Hannah Leighton-Jones, Ellen Thomas and Matthew Warren.
Hannah and Will Catlow are now heading off to study at Oxford and Cambridge respectively and wish them all the very best there.
We also had plenty of success in vocational courses with well over half of grades awarded being at Distinction or Distinction* level and a 100% pass rate. These included fantastic performances by Abigail Dickinson, Ruby Kelly, Jack Stride and Alex Perry who all gained three Distinction* or A* A’ level grades.
Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Hayley Jennings, said:
“I have been on maternity leave for much of the year and want to thank Tony Scott for doing such a good job in my absence. Results days are always a bit frantic while we work so hard to ensure every single student gets the university place that they want, but it has been a really positive morning and I am absolutely delighted for all these incredible young people and the success they’ve had. I’ll be sad to see them go but am so pleased that so many of them are now able to follow the path they had set their sights on.”
Read the final school newsletter from the 2017-18 academic year, which includes important messages for parents and stories such as our 2018 Founders Day and images of the Class of 2018 Prom. Read it here!
We hope everyone is looking forward to our charity Founders’ Day celebrations tomorrow. Thank you to those who have already brought in their sponsorship for tomorrow’s 5k sponsored walk. If you are struggling to find your original sponsorship form, please click here for another copy that can be printed.
Students have got a fun-filled day to look forward to, and we are looking forward to raising lots of money for our Hall charities.
The weather forecast for Monday seems a little unpredictable at the moment but it does seem clear that the weekend will be another hot one, which means that conditions may still be very uncomfortable in parts of the school on Monday. It also seems clear that we will back to more normal temperatures for this time of year by Tuesday, which is Founders’ Day and the sponsored walk when students are always allowed to wear PE kit anyway. Taking all this into account, we are taking the decision to return to normal school uniform on Wednesday next week.
Thank you all for your patience with PE kit. When the Met Office issued their weather warning and we first said we would allow PE kit, I don’t think anybody thought we would have such a prolonged period of exceptionally hot weather!
Our 2018 LHS Sports Day was an incredibly hot event but there was a wonderful atmosphere, with lots of cheering and encouragement from the stands and students showing so much support for eachother and their halls!
It was a lovely day all round and it seems 2018 was a great year for breaking records as 5 of our Lymm High Sports Day Records were broken. Congratulations to; N.Agia (300m), N. Dixon-Pybus (Triple Jump), L. Broadley (Girls High Jump), L. Smith (Shot Put) and A. Steed (Boys High Jump).
The winning hall after some fierce competition was Dunham!
Full results and current school sports day records can be viewed here.