LGBT+ Rainbow Grand Opening

Lymm High School students have built a giant paper chain rainbow to raise awareness of LGBT issues.

Year 13 students in the school have a clear passion for raising awareness of LGBT issues and through our school leadership team, they met with Rachel Williams from the Proud Trust to discuss potential projects. The rainbow paper chain idea was eventually selected as it seemed most fitting to allow whole school participation and appropriate awareness of LGBT issues.

During week commencing the 8th May 2017, students throughout the school received a workshop delivered by sixth form students and a Hall assembly, all of which focussed on raising awareness of LGBT issues and remembered Gilbert Baker the founder of the LGBT flag. Students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, which were informative and promoted inclusivity within our school community. We chose Wednesday 17th May IDAHOBIT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) to officially open our rainbow, and we are incredibly proud of the results!

We hope that the rainbow will give us all a chance to stop and consider the work that we all need to do for everyone’s identities and lives to be valued and celebrated.

Gwyn Williams Headteacher ‘I am really proud of the students who have organised this important initiative and it typifies the notion of social responsibility that we are so keen to promote.

‘In addition to the other activities, all staff are being encouraged to ‘wear something pink’ today as a further means of demonstrating our respect and support for all members of our school community.’

Hayley Jennings Head of Sixth Form ‘It has been a real privilege to work with students who are so passionate about raising important issues, and bringing together the entire school community in the creation of this rainbow has felt particularly powerful. We continue to promote inclusivity within our school community and seeing staff and students embrace this project and everything it stands for is further testament to the wonderful students of Lymm High School.’

Lymm High has been selected to participate in Rainbow Flag training:  we are pleased and proud to be one of the schools nationally to be selected and are very much looking forward to taking part in the training next year and working towards gaining this prestigious award.


U16 Cheshire Cup Champions

A great season has been capped off with a Cheshire Cup Double!

Lymm High School has became the first school in recent history that has managed to win the U18s and U16s Cheshire cups in the same season.

After an amazing experience at the AJ Bell Stadium where the U18s were able to beat Stockport grammar in the final, the U16s were not to be out done when they went and beat Wirral grammar school in a game that was a lot closer than it should have been.

With players coming back from a tour with their rugby club at the weekend and playing two very competitive fixtures in Yorkshire the majority of the U16s were battle ready although a little tired. With centre George Norman a victim from the weekend with  concussion Captain and Sale Sharks academy centre was unable to pass a late fitness test and was unable to start the game.

With a little bit of movement the team was still looking good with U15s Ewan Murphy starting in the centre and Nonso Agina moving to the wing. Callum Grieve took over the captaincy but the game didn’t start well, Wirral managed to score in the first few minutes taking a 5-0 lead.

That was pretty much the only real time that Wirral entered the Lymm 22m. Lymm took control of possession and territory and slowly worked themselves back into a position to score, with some more great work from Sam Dickenson the forwards out powered Wirral for a push over try  finished by Cameron Gray.

With a penalty in front of the posts shortly after by Callum Grieve Lymm were ahead 5-8 at half time.

With the wind behind them Lymm continued their dominance as they continued to control the territory and possession of the ball. Lymm added to their score midway through the half but with 10 minutes to play this mustered Wirral into life and the game switched around to become an end to end affair with tries being scored by Callum Grieve and Ewan Murphy and Wirral adding scores of their own. Wirral had one last chance to score and worked the ball up the filed perfectly but if it wasn’t for full back George Inman’s try saving tackle they could of won it.

The accomplishments from all the players in senior rugby this year has been a testament to the effort and quality that firstly the students have put in but also all the staff from year 7 B team coaching staff to all the staff that add to the skills each year to all the players.

Lymm High school’s rugby is in a strong place at the moment and we look forward, to developing our culture and hardworking ethos next year, then with a bit of luck having the same success.


Year 13 Graduate Fashion Show

Fashion students from Lymm High School Sixth Form showcased their final collections with a stylish end of year show.

The students, from the Sixth Form’s BTEC Level 3 Fashion and Clothing Diploma, have been working hard all year and displayed their best catwalk designs in front of a packed audience in the school’s Main Hall.

The show featured catwalk models recruited from students in all years. A wide range of clothes were modelled on the catwalk inspired by their own chosen theme, such as riots and anarchy, fusion cultures and Portuguese architecture. All of the models and designers worked in a professional manner and the event was an enormous success!

Year 13 BTEC Level 3 Fashion student, Alice Beckett, commented, “The fashion show was a perfect end to an amazing two years on the course.”

Fellow student, Alfie Chambers, who recently received an offer from the prestigious London College of Fashion, added, “Seeing my final year work on the catwalk made me really proud and I cannot wait to see what the future brings.”

The show was watched by an audience including, headteacher Mr Gwyn Williams, Lymm High School staff, students, family members and friends, and representatives from Universities also popped along to support the show.

Course Leader for BTEC Level 3 Fashion, Rachael Doherty, was full of praise for all the students, “The fashion students delivered an excellent show of all their incredible work and it is inspiring to see such dedicated and highly creative students emerge once again from Lymm High School. The second year students will continue their studies on some of the most prestigious BA Honours courses in the UK and they all deserve every success!”

The Fashion show was an end of year graduate show organised by the school’s creative arts department, which was open to the public on Wednesday 3rd May, from 7pm.

Anyone interested in joining a creative course at the Sixth Form can find more information on our Art, Design, Fashion and Photography courses page on the school’s website.


LHS Supports City of Culture Bid

Lymm High School is proud to support Warrington’s bid to become the official City of Culture 2021.

The school, granted a royal charter in 1601, has strong historic links with Warrington and currently has more than 2000 students enrolled.

The school is proud of its long tradition of service to the community and now students at the High school are backing the towns bid to become the next UK City of Culture by becoming the first Warrington 2021 student ambassadors.

Last week, the school took part in a number of events supporting the bid. Student Jess Ward led the campaign, delivering assemblies that celebrate Warrington’s culture and heritage and explaining to her peers what winning the City of Culture Bid could mean for the town.

Lymm High also took over the Warrington 2021 twitter account for the day, tweeting about how students engage with culture, both in school and in their community.

The creative arts are embedded in Lymm High School’s culture. From the Lymm High String ensemble who are set to perform at the National Music for Youth Festival to our Fashion students, who this week held their final degree fashion show, as well as putting on ambitious plays like ‘The Snow Dragons’ as part of The National Theatre Connections Festival and ‘The 400’ at Warrington Parr Hall.

Headteacher Gwyn Williams said “Lymm High School is delighted to support Warrington’s City of Culture bid.

We have so many incredibly talented young people and winning the nomination would provide so many exciting new opportunities for them to develop their passion and skills.”

The Warrington City of Culture 2021 bid team, commented saying: “A big thank you to Lymm High School for taking part in the @warrington2021 #twittertakeover. Culture is alive and kicking in Warrington.

“The UK City of Culture bid will give Warrington an opportunity to shine and show the world what we are made of. Working together, our ambition is to create and deliver a world class cultural year in 2021.

“More than that, we want to create a legacy which increases engagement in the arts among all our communities and invite everyone to get involved and celebrate everything that great about our town.

“Let’s tell the nation who we are, why we are such an amazing place and change perceptions of culture in Warrington forever”

For more information check out the Warrington 2021 website:



Masterchef 2017

The Food Technology department held it’s annual Year 8 Masterchef competition before Easter. Once again the competition was fierce and the standard extremely high.

Competitors worked in the searing heat of the schools catering kitchens to produce their favourite recipe, which could be a starter, main course or a dessert dish, in a limited amount of time. It had to be within a budget of £5 and had to showcase skill all to be prepared within the time frame given of an hour. Students were allowed to have a Sous chef work with them. The semi-finalists were selected from the submissions and invited to the semi-final where they would prepare, cook and serve their chosen dish.

All students involved did us proud and their dishes were beautifully presented. The judges had much deliberation and finally agreed on the finalists. Students; Steven Turner along with Will Stout, Jack Powell along with Iain Tenant, Jack Gordan along with Tom Lea, Pierre De Villies, Gemma Gandy with Liv Galloway-Pollard, Darcy Whittingham with Emma Parkinson and George Gibbons with Ellie Davies all made it through to the next round with their imaginative choice of dishes.

These students remade their selected dishes, took on any feedback the judges gave for improvements and fought fiercely for the title of Interhall Masterchef competition 2017.

Chef Steven Turner with his Sous chef Will Stout came in 3rd place overall. Chef Pierre De Villies came in 2nd place with his sharing starter dish. Chef Darcy Whittingham and her Sous chef Emma Parkinson was crowned the overall winner of the competition. Darcy and Emma prepared a Trio of desserts for the competition.

Mrs Deane, Head of Food Technology said when asked about the competition, “Being given the list of ingredients as a base, it was clear to see that everyone had really thought about their dish and had prepared well. The atmosphere in food tech was great and the hard working attitude of every student was a pleasure to see.”

Well done to all of the students who took part and we look forward to seeing your entries for the Year 9 competition in the new academic year. Students will be receiving their prizes soon.