Lymm High is World Class!

The school was invited to apply for the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) and is one of just 12 secondary schools to have been successful in receiving the prestigious accreditation this year.

WCSQM is a UK charity that works to accredit the best non-selective state schools across the UK with the World Class quality mark accreditation. Specifically, it is concerned with developing the skills, competencies and characteristics that young people need to thrive in an ever-changing global economy. According to the charity, the starting point for applications is that schools “have a track record, data and evidence, internal and external, that indicates at their next Ofsted inspection they would be deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted”.

Mr Williams said: “This is a significant achievement and we are all very proud of what it says about our school community. Particular thanks go to the students who did such a fantastic job of leading this bid.”

The students involved in the project included Ciara Bennett, Evie France, Beau Harry, Thomas Lea, Emma Parkinson and Jack Powell.

Being a WCSQM school will open up some great opportunities for both staff and students over the next few years. Having the accreditation gives the school access to the WCSQM framework that will help all students to develop and demonstrate world class skills and characteristics across areas including learning, leadership, community and the workplace.

“The values of the organisation very much align with our own in terms of working to make sure that students leave us not just with excellent academic qualifications but also as well-rounded, socially responsible young people equipped with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the modern world”, said Mr Williams.

Social Responsibility in the Community

On Monday, whilst the teachers are on Inset Day, we are asking our students to have a think about how they can provide a positive impact on the community.

The image shows all of our social responsibility hashtags. We want students to engage in an activity which demonstrates how they are embracing at least one of the hashtags. Email Form Tutors with the information and Hall points will be issued to all participants. Prizes will also be distributed to those students that have the biggest impact on the community.

John Berry

Today we have held a minute’s silence for a much-loved colleague and friend John Berry. John was our site supervisor and sadly passed away earlier this week after suffering a sudden heart attack. We will be holding a memorial service in school at some point during the summer term. Our thoughts and very best wishes are with the family he leaves behind.

Insightful History

A group of Year 12 and Year 11 History students have come together to create the school’s first online history magazine, Insight into History. The latest issue, released yesterday, has a theme of evil figures in History and features Pablo Escobar, Charles Manson and the Yorkshire Ripper.

In each issue ‘The interview’ reveals the opinions from some of Lymm High’s staff members. In the latest issue, Mrs Jennings focuses on the psychology behind evil and answers the question: What has a greater impact on making a person evil – is it nature or nurture?

Previous issues of the online magazine have focused on the quest for global equality, the Royal family and the 2020 election in America. To view the latest issue, click here.



The Masked Performer

This week our students have been trying to guess which member of staff is behind the mask. A video of each of the contestants singing, dancing or acting is being shown during Form times.

Forms will guess who each of the masked performers are and will then vote for their favourite. There will be a prize for the student or Form who guesses the most correctly.

The deadline for voting is Sunday night and the performers are going to be unmasked next week and the winner announced!