Our News items

Rights-Respecting Steering Group

Date: 26th Nov 2018 @ 3:52pm

Our fabulous Rights-Respecting Steering Group had a very busy meeting this afternoon! They have discussed lots of new ideas on how we can develop children's rights in school and share them with the whole school community. They will be leading assemblies over the next half term and will be planning lessons for in class for after Christmas - look out for our report in the newsletter!

School Magazine Club

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:20pm

Our School Magazine Club are already hard at work writing their first edition of Lyme's first ever Student Newsletter! We hope to produce a newsletter twice a half term - the first one being sent home during the week of Monday 17th December. It will will contain lots of articles about what has been happening in school as well as other exciting news from Lyme and beyond! Keep an eye out in your book bags!

Fundraisers of Lyme

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 9:38am

A few very kind parents have agreed to volunteer their time to our new 'Fundraisers of Lyme' group. They are going to be holding some events throughout the year to raise some money for school. Their first event is going to be a "Christmas Bingo" to raise money for some new audio equipment. If you'd like to join the group or just help out at an event please get in touch with the school office or talk to Mrs Lammond!

Eco-Council meeting

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:16pm

In this week's Eco-Council meeting, Scott (Lyme Park's Ranger) came to talk to us about ideas to develop the park area. He asked the group to look at a map of the park and think about how we can help him to improve the signs and encourage more people to visit.

In the Spring/Summer term he will be asking the Eco-Council to lead a competition across school to design some art work for the new signs

Children In Need - £404.85 raised!

Date: 21st Nov 2018 @ 9:10am

Due to the efforts of a number of our children using their own initiative and baking and selling cakes, buying and selling toys, buying Pudsy badges and paying to come in their own clothes, our amaxing community raised over £400 this year breaking all previous records! WELL DONE X


RRS ambassadors visit St. Ann's CE Primary School, Rainhill

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:25pm

On Monday, three members of our Rights-Respecting Steering Group led a whole-school assembly to the staff and 420 students at St. Ann's CE Primary School, Rainhill as they begin their rights-respecting journey. They talked to them about the rights of the child and the work we have done at Lyme to achieve our Gold accreditation. The children there listened very carefully and had lots of questions about children's rights. As always, our RRS ambassadors were a credit to Lyme!

'Lest We Forget'

Date: 8th Nov 2018 @ 5:04pm

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Many thanks to Emily Knight who will lay our wreath at the Remembrance day Parade on Sunday.

Halloween Disco - TONIGHT! 4-5pm Y1,2,3 5.15 - 6.30pm Y4,5,6 Click link for doors to use!

Date: 1st Nov 2018 @ 9:36am

Y1 use the front door, Y2 the side Hall door and Y3 the back Hall door near the car park. Same order for Y4, Y5 & Y6.


Summer Reading Challenge - Mischief Makers!

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 12:47pm

Here are our amazing students who rose to the challenge and achieved the Summer Reading Challenge.

They're a great inspiration for us all! 


It's official, we're GOLD! We are a Rights Respecting Gold School. Please click here to read the report.

Date: 17th Sep 2018 @ 8:06am

After two years developing and embedding a rights respecting ethos into our provision at Lyme, we are thrilled to have been awarded Gold status, the first school in St Helens to be awarded this great accolade.

Dear Marie,

I am pleased to confirm that the Accreditation and Standards Committee agree that sufficient evidence was provided in the report to award Lyme Community Primary School UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award at ‘Gold Rights Respecting’. 

Please pass on my congratulations to your pupils, colleagues and parents for their contribution and commitment to RRSA. Particular thanks to Mrs Roberts and her team of children and colleagues for their effective and enthusiastic leadership of all the Rights Respecting work.  I have attached your assessment report providing detailed feedback from my visit and recommendations for the school.

Congratulations again and best wishes,                                                                                         

Martin Russell                                                                 

RRSA Senior Professional Adviser   Unicef UK    



Date: 6th Sep 2018 @ 8:13am

Reply from the Prime Minister!

Date: 18th Jul 2018 @ 5:18pm

We have received a reply from our Prime Minister, Teresa May, about our Send My Friend To School Campaign!

Thank you to our Rights-Respecting Ambassadors for their hard work in making this happen!

Year 1 Transition Meeting

Date: 6th Jul 2018 @ 8:26am

If you missed the Year 1 Transition meeting with Mr Devereux yesterday, the information is here!

Lyme's Got Talent

Date: 22nd Jun 2018 @ 3:45pm


A visit from our local MP

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 2:37pm

Before half term we were very lucky to be visited by the MP for St Helens North Conor McGinn. Click here to see our Facebook page and to watch a video of the assembly. Below is the press release about his visit.

I visited Lyme Community Primary School in Earlestown to see the important work they are doing as part of the UNICEF Send My Friend To School campaign.
Pupils at Lyme School act as ambassadors for children’s rights and are part of the Global Campaign for Education which works to ensure education for all children.
The campaign has brought together over twenty charities in the UK alone, and the children at Lyme School are playing their part by raising awareness locally, visiting other schools and distributing the posters they have produced within the community.
It was great to attend the pupils’ special assembly, led by the schools Rights-Respecting steering group and Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Roberts.
The pupils at Lyme School have done brilliant work raising awareness of the importance of education in the world’s poorest countries and it is a testament to their achievements that the school has been awarded silver accreditation for the UNICEF Rights-Respecting Schools Award – and work is underway for the gold standard.
It was a pleasure to meet the pupils and receive the work they have produced and as requested I will be passing it on to the Prime Minister to underline the importance of supporting their work.
Conor McGinn MP

Well done to all at FS Sport Day 2018!

Date: 11th Jun 2018 @ 4:33pm

What a fantastic Sports Day for FS! All of the children were brilliant and took part. We were really proud of those cheering on their friends!

Unicorns Rule at the Lyme Sports Day!

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 3:28pm

What a fantastic day we've had. The weather was kind, the Coaches were on form, Lyme's staff rose to the occasion and the children smashed it!  Thank you to all who came to support this event. I know you'll all agree it was great fun. What we love at Lyme is the friendly competition between the teams but also the individual success stories. Many children shone today who might not ordinarily in other Games lessons.

Well done to you all. 

Do You Need Help to Stop Smoking?

Date: 6th Jun 2018 @ 4:24pm

Year 4 had a visit today from the NHS Stop smoking team. The children were given information about what smoking can do to you and they asked many questions. The team very kindly answered all their queries and concerns about smoking. Children who asked for information have been given details about who you can contact to help stop smoking or you can contact NHS Smokefree St Helens on 01744 586247 if you have any further questions about stopping smoking. 

Welcome back for the last half term.

Date: 5th Jun 2018 @ 11:55am

Half Term - Friday 25th May - Tuesday 5th June

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 1:11pm

Contact the School

Lyme Community Primary

Lyme Street
WA12 9HD
Office Manager: Sandra Marshall

Tel: 01744 678350