A recent OFSTED inspection found pupils were proud to attend ambitious Lymm High School – which has been rated as good.
OFSTED inspected the school in February, and its report has just been published – praising the school for the improvements made under headteacher Gwyn Williams since he was appointed in 2015 and lauding its combination of “inclusivity and scholastic ambition”.
OFSTED’s report says that at A level “students made some of the strongest rates of progress seen across the whole country” and that they also made excellent progress in GCSEs.
It rated the school good, saying “pupils are extremely proud to attend Lymm High School” and “are an absolute credit to the school”.
The inspection team met with staff, governors and students, observed teaching and learning and scrutinised student books and other documents, as well as having almost 400 responses from parents to the ParentView questionnaire.
Writing to Mr Williams, the inspection team said “You, your leadership team and governors have an accurate understanding of the quality of education that the school provides. Without doubt, you have created a culture of thorough monitoring and evaluation that is underpinned by honesty and integrity.”
Mr Williams said: “This is a great report, which we think really reflects where the school is at the moment, and how hard staff and students have worked to improve things over the last few years.
“Nevertheless, there is no room for complacency – we know that we and our students are still capable of doing even better.”