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.

Recommended revision texts for GCSE English and Maths (9-1 grading)

(For first exams in summer 2017)

Maths

  • CGP GCSE Maths AQA Revision Guide for the Grade 9-1 course (Higher or Foundation) (available from Amazon for £5.77 (H) and £5.95 (F))
  • CGP GCSE Maths AQA Exam Practice Workbook for the Grade 9-1 course (Higher or Foundation) (includes answers) (available from Amazon for £5.95)
  • CGP GCSE Maths AQA Answers for Workbook – Higher – for the Grade 9-1 course (available from Amazon for £2)

[Please note for the Higher tier Workbook, the Answer Booklet must be purchased separately]

English Language

  • AQA GCSE English Language: Student Book 2: Assessment preparation for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (available from Amazon for £15.99)
  • AQA GCSE English Language targeting grades 6-9: Revision Workbook (available from Amazon for £5.99) OR

 

  • AQA GCSE English Language targeting grade 5: Revision Workbook (available from Amazon for £5.99) OR
  • CGP GCSE English Language AQA Workbook (recommended for grades 1-4) (available from Amazon for £5.95)

(If you choose to purchase one of these 3 guides, we recommend choosing the grade that matches your child’s target grade rather than their emerging grade)

English Literature

  • Oxford Literature Companions: The Sign of Four (available from Amazon for £8.99) OR
  • The Sign of Four: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (available from Amazon for £5.99)

 

  • GCSE English Literature for AQA Macbeth Student Book (available from Amazon for £9.99) OR
  • Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (available from Amazon for £5.99)

 

  • GCSE English Literature for AQA An Inspector Calls Student Book (available from Amazon for £9.99) OR
  • An Inspector Calls: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (available from Amazon for £4.79)

 

  • GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology – for the Grade 9-1 course (available from Amazon for £5.77)
  • GCSE English Literature AQA Unseen Poetry Guide – for the Grade 9-1 course (available from Amazon for £5.71)

Year 10 R.S Sessions

Year 10X will be off timetable on Tuesday 8th November period 1 and 2, and Year 10Y will be off on Monday 14th November period 1 and 2, to follow a special case study relating to their personal and social education. During this session, students will be looking at issues including human rights, respect and dignity. The sessions will be led by Humanities staff as part of our responsibility to run religious, moral and ethical education.