The shop will be open during the half term break:
Monday & Tuesday 9.00am to 3.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 2.30pm.
The Gardening Club is run by Student Services as one of the interventions used to support students in KS3. The allotment requires funds to cover the annual costs of materials and maintenance, to this end we try to raise as much as we can through the sale of bedding plants and hanging baskets. If you usually buy plants or hanging baskets for your garden, please click HERE and give our order form the once over, there are some great deals to be had!!
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.
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.
Your child could be eligible for Free School Meals (to the value of £2.20 per day) if you are in receipt of:
*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:
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.
Any girl who regularly plays sport for Lymm High School will now need to purchase a team hooded sweatshirt. See the attached letter by clicking HERE. Please fill the proforma in and return to the school shop.
Students will take tests in English, maths and science after we return from the Christmas holidays, with tests taking place over the first two to three weeks. Your son/daughter will shortly be receiving a timetable. The assessments will be taken in formal exam conditions and will assess students on what they have learnt so far at Lymm.
Students should begin to revise. Although these exams are ‘lower stakes’ than the externally marked papers they will take at the end of Key Stage 4 and 5 and we do not want to cause undue stress, we are encouraging our students to take them seriously and prepare through revision. At Lymm we believe that revision is important for many reasons: it helps students consolidate their learning; builds confidence; enables students to practise revision skills for public examinations further up the school; gets students used to sitting extended exams; and allows teachers to build a clearer picture of progress (without proper revision, it is less clear whether students have merely forgotten something or didn’t understand it in the first place). Please see the school website for further details: exams information is given under ‘Curriculum’ on the website. You will find information on what to revise and how to support your sons and daughters here.
Results from these assessments will be reported as a percentage, giving the comparison to the average and top ten percentage score. In this way you will be able to compare your son or daughter’s performance with others in the year group.
I hope you will find the materials on the website helpful. If you have a specific subject query please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s subject teacher.
May I also take this opportunity to wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas holiday.
On Wednesday 9th November 7L classes will be having a very special day of study and celebration, and the same for 7H classes on Wednesday 23rd November.
Students will look at the lives of some inspirational people who have shaped and changed the world. They will look at what they can learn from these people and how they can emulate their specific attributes. The day will culminate in a performance where students share their pledges of how they will make a difference in the world. Please note students normal timetable will be suspended on these days. They will not need to bring their kit or bags, just a pencil case and planner.