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GCSE results have improved great deal over the past few years but we have always tried to avoid getting carried away with ourselves; we have tried to celebrate our successes without losing our sense of perspective or over-stating the position. However, that is proving very difficult this year because the results are so good! In fact, they are the best the school has ever seen. An incredible 89% of students achieved the headline ‘basics’ measure of 9-4 grades in English and Maths and results elsewhere across the school were just as strong.
Over the past 3-4 years, we have become used to excellent results in the sixth form and so it is perhaps no surprise that today has been another positive day. At the time of writing, nearly all of students who applied to university have secured places at institutions of their choice – and the celebrations seem to have started already for many!
It looks like around 40% of students will be off to prestigious Russell Group universities, which is exceptionally high and testament to their own hard work, as well as the excellent support they have received.
Make no mistake: the new A’ level and vocational specifications are challenging and there is a lot of pressure on students and staff to deliver. I want to pay tribute to everybody who has worked so hard over the past two years; good results certainly don’t come about by accident. In particular, huge thanks go to our Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Jennings and her team, whose unfailing energy and commitment in supporting students and staff have been such an important factor behind our results over the past few years.
There have been many truly exceptional individual performances from students. A select few performed especially brilliantly, with at A* grades in at least three different A level subjects: huge congratulations go to Jessica Baillie, Joel Davies, Josh Davies, Eloise Fairhurst and Mathilde Tavernier.
Jake Wernham and Ben Jeffrey both gained two A* and one A grade, whilst Lauren Gandy got two A* and two A grades and is now off to Cambridge to study Chemical Engineering.
In addition, a number of other students gained at least three A* or A grades. These were: Adam Hoskinson, Anna Simms, Dylan Boston, Sian John, Alice Lohan Ganley, Harry Robinson, Shay Brooke and Hannah Walsh.
Special mention must also go to Charlotte Allen and Tiara Reyes for scoring perfect triple starred distinctions on their BTEC courses. Similarly, Eleanor Hough gained a double starred distinction in BTEC Fashion to go with her A* in A level Photography.
Whilst we have named the highest of high flyers here, there are so many other students who performed superbly and exceeded all reasonable expectations. We are very proud of them all.
Today is primarily about the individual students and their own aspirations, but we obviously also look at the overall picture of results and early analysis suggests this will be strong again, with a quarter of all A’ level grades awarded at A*/A and well over half at A*-B. In vocational courses, around two-thirds of grades awarded were distinctions or starred distinctions, which we are especially pleased with this year.
Congratulations again to everyone involved!
At Lymm High School we place a huge importance on the role of physical education and school sport for girls, not only for its educational value, but as a vehicle for improving health, participation and performance. We also recognise the national initiatives that are currently campaigning to get more girls to become, and remain, active.
We are delighted to share our first edition of ‘Young Women in Sport’, a physical education supplement dedicated to celebrating the success of our young female sportswomen.
We hope you enjoy reading about some of our incredible athletes,and about the profoundly positive impact of physical activity at Lymm High School.
Year 11 Prom photos are here!
A huge thank you to The Courthouse Cheshire & Ollievision Photography for a fabulous evening and photos.
A night of real celebration as the Class of 2019 depart onto new adventures. We wish them all the best for the future.
Photos courtesy of http://www.Ollievision.co.uk
Following our fundraising initiative ‘Pitch In!’ , we are absolutely delighted to announce that Lymm High School’s bid to secure funding for a new 3G sports pitch has been successful! Find out more in the April/May school newsletter, which includes important messages for parents and stories.
Also includes: Highlights from the recent BTEC Graduate Fashion Show and the Girls 2019 Sports Tour to Marbella!…Read it here!
Some great news has been announced for community sport in Cheshire. Lymm High School have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to install a brand new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP).
The grant will enable Lymm High School to provide state of the art sports facilities for students throughout the school day and the community of Lymm and surrounding areas during evening and weekends.
The new facility will comprise of a full size, FA standard, floodlit, all-weather pitch. On-site changing rooms and toilet facilities will also be modified to meet the needs of the new pitch for its stakeholders.
Lymm High School worked with the Football Foundation and the Cheshire FA to secure a grant of over £500,000 towards the project.
Gwyn Williams, Headteacher at Lymm High School, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be receiving this grant from the Football Foundation. Combined with the additional money raised via generous support from the community for our ‘Pitch In’ campaign, this means we will now be able to build a new 3G pitch that will benefit thousands of people in school and grassroots sport in the community for many years to come. We are incredibly excited about the whole project.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Since 2000, the Football Foundation has awarded 372 grants worth £12.3m across Cheshire towards grassroots sports projects worth £23.1m and it is great to hear that Lymm High School will be the latest beneficiary.
“Funding from the Premier League, The FA and Government, delivered by the Foundation, will support the club in developing a brand new 3G sports pitch for the local community. Made possible by investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England, the Football Foundation is supporting the grassroots game by improving access to high-quality football facilities across the country.”
The Visual Arts & Technology Faculty invite you to celebrate the work of our talented students from across the school at the annual End of Year Exhibition.
Featuring work from:
GCSE Fine Art | GCSE Fashion | GCSE Photography | GCSE Design Technology | A’ level Fine Art |A’ level Product Design | A’ level Photography
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 from 18:00-20:00
Located in the Sixth Form Lower Hex
The Visual Arts & Technology End of Year Exhibition is free and open to the public.