Hall Points Rewards Raffle Winner Announced

Well Done to Amber Agar, 7AH, who is the proud recipient of a brand new laptop.

We held our Hall Points Rewards Raffle today at break time and the top 20% of pupils who had received the most Hall points were entered into a raffle, and Amber won!!

Next term we will be running a new Hall Points Prize Pyramid with the top prize being a Swegway Breezeboard, kindly supplied by Breeze Board Pro, located at Chill Factore.

Shoebox Appeal Success

As part of our drive to support the wider community, this half term students have been supporting Manchester Street Angels who support the homeless people in the Manchester and Warrington area. Students were asked to support the shoebox collection by bringing in items such as warm hats and gloves, high energy food such as biscuits and chocolate and toiletries such as toothpaste, tooth brushes and soap.

Again the support for this was superb, we had over 100 boxes donated and many loose items as well. The students will have made a real difference and gone a long way to spreading a bit of festive cheer!

 

Foodbank Collection Success

Once again Lymm High School students have shown how generous they can be, by donating nearly 900kg of food to the Trussell Trust during October for the Warrington Food Bank.

Code named Operation Hippo, students were set the challenge of bringing in food donations that, combined, would match the weight of a Hippopotamus.

They did not disappoint, showing a sense of community, empathy and generosity that meant the Warrington Trussell Trust had to come into school to take collection more than three times in the space of a couple of weeks. At one stage, the staff room was overflowing with trays of donations!

Richard Hughes, Head of Ethos, said: ‘This was a whole school challenge, increasing the rivalry between our different halls and form groups. Particular recognition should go to two year 8 forms, 8TL and 8MH, who donated 240 kilograms of food between them! The level of enthusiasm and support shown towards the Food Bank was excellent, reaffirming the belief that students embrace the community they live in and are willing to help those who are less fortunate.’

Rachel Morris, Head of Ethos, added: ‘At Lymm High school we are very proud of the generous nature of our students and strive to embrace this aspect of our ethos, making sure that we embed and promote the importance of being decent, socially responsible members of the community. As such, supporting the Trussell Trust is now going to become a regular installment in our academic year and, fingers-crossed, we will reach the goal of donating the equivalent weight of an elephant!’

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.

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.”