Performance Data Published by the DFE

The Department for Education recently published some provisional data on 2018 GCSE results, which has confirmed what we said in the summer about there being plenty of reason to be delighted with our own performance.

The headline measure these days is ‘Progress 8’ – a measure of the progress made by students in 8 GSCE subjects using their performance in KS2 SATs as a baseline. Our score of 0.25 means that Lymm High students made significantly more progress than average, even compared to schools that have similarly able cohorts. To put this into context, this score places us in the top ten schools across the whole of Warrington, Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester (a total of 97 schools) for the progress made by our students from their KS2 starting points.

In terms of attainment, our ‘Attainment 8 score’ of 54.8 means we are in the top five of the ninety seven schools across Cheshire and Warrington and in the top 12% of schools in the whole country. This pattern is virtually identical for more traditional measures such as the numbers of students gaining 9-4 grades (equivalent to the old A*-C) or grades 9-5 in English and Maths.

One of the things we are especially proud of is that we have achieved such a strong Progress 8 score whilst maintaining an entirely ethical approach to our curriculum and entry policies. There are a number of ‘games’ that can be played in order to maximise performance in league tables, but we refuse to play them. For example, we could improve our Progress 8 score further by entering students for certain ‘soft options’ that might generate more points for the league tables but would be of no discernible benefit to the individual students concerned. Conversations with parents thus far suggest that you support us in such an approach, and we are grateful for your support and understanding.

Once again, huge well done to last year’s GCSE students and all the parents and staff who supported them!



Lionel Bart’s much loved  musical ‘Oliver!’ has been brought to life in an ambitious and exciting production featuring over 400 talented students from Lymm High School and local Primary schools. Feel free to sing along!

Adults: £8 | Children & Concessions £5

Tickets for Thursday (15th) and Friday’s (16th) performances are now available to purchase via ParentPay from the school shop. T: 01925 755458

For Parr Hall dates featuring the primary schools, please contact the Parr Hall Box Office T: 01925442345  or visit their website here.




Lymm Sixth Form Open Evening

Lymm Sixth Form warmly invites you to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 8th November, 5pm – 8pm.

Meet our committed staff and exceptional students and find out why our Sixth Form is so successful.

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.

Meet the Staff & Students, 5pm – 5.30pm (External Applicants only)
Headteachers Address at 5.30pm
Followed by the chance to view our exceptional facilities and visit specialist subject areas.

To find out more, call us on 01925 755458 or email,


Open Evening – Thursday 4th October 2018

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,

Parent Forum, 16th October

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 ( so that we can plan the appropriate amount of refreshments.

GCSE Results 23rd August 2018

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.

Gwyn Williams

August 2018

Lymm High School celebrates excellent A’ level results again – 16th August 2018

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.”