KS3 Assessments in English, Maths and Science

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.

Best wishes,

Jayne O’Grady

Deputy Headteacher

KS3 PE Kit Requirements: 31st October

The first interhall event of the year has finally arrived.  Pupils will be competing in a cross country event to earn points for their hall.

Kit required:

Blue/white top, Blue shorts/skorts, Blue/white socks, Boots/trainers

Good luck to everyone.

Homework Expectations

See link below for a copy of a letter that was sent home on 15th September, via Show My Homework. It contains information regarding expectations and frequency of homework for your son or daughter as they enter a new year.  Please support the staff in maintaining these high expectations by taking a few minutes to read the letter.

Year 8 History and Geography Trip

We are delighted to inform you of a fantastic opportunity that has arisen for our Year 8 students to visit North Wales to broaden their knowledge of the topics studied in History and Geography including the Industrial Revolution, Crime and Punishment, coastal erosion and renewable energy. Please click the link below for a letter containing further details.

Changes to Lymm High School Bus times and Routes

Changes to Lymm High School Bus times and Routes

The “school double deck” service buses will change as follows:

AM service 42 departing Lumbrook Road at 0743, will now depart 2 minutes earlier at 0741, and subsequently throughout, arriving at school at 0805, previously 0807.

PM service 41A currently departing school at 1520 will now depart at 1515.

PM service 42A departing school at 1545 will no longer operate.

In addition to this we will be diverting one journey in the morning and afternoon on our service 5, Warrington to Altrincham, through Partington. In the morning this will arrive from Altrincham/Partington at LHS at 0815, and depart 1522 towards Partington/Altrincham.

Please CLICK HERE for your copy of the bus timetable for Warrington – Lymm

Please CLICK HERE for your copy of the bus timetable for Warrington – Altrincham/Partington – Lymm

School Improvement Plan Update

Last summer, I published a three year School Improvement Plan following extensive consultation with students, staff and parents; this has been on the website all year. I have now added a review against each area of the Plan, which you can read here (the review comments are in red font). It may take a few minutes to read, but I encourage you to set aside some time to do so. We have had a really successful year and there can be no question that the school is improving rapidly. It was nice to see that the editor of Lymm Life referred recently to a “feel good factor” returning to the school and that seems to sum things up very well. I will always try hard to avoid the trap of over-stating how well things are going, but I will say that I could not be more pleased with the progress made this year. We are very heavily over-subscribed for September, staff morale is good and the foundations are now in place to really push forward. Thank you all very much indeed for your continued support.

Mr Williams – Headteacher