Our News items

'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

KS2 and KS1 SATs Dates

Date: 8th May 2018 @ 10:11am

Year 2 and Year 6 SATs Dates 2018

The Year 6 children will be following the national timetable for their end of Key Stage 2 SATs in the week commencing Monday 14th May 2018. These times are set by the Department for Education and are not to be deviated from therefore if your child is ill on the day of a test please contact school as soon as possible. The outcomes from these tests will be used to ascertain whether your child is working at age expectations in reading, grammar and maths. Writing evidence will be collected throughout the Spring and Summer terms to provide evidence of whether your child is working at age expectations in writing.

Monday 14th May 2018 - KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests

Paper 1: questions

Paper 2: spelling


Tuesday 15th May 2018 - KS2 English Reading test


Wednesday 16th May 2018 - KS2 Mathematics tests

Paper 1: arithmetic

Paper 2: reasoning


Thursday 17th May 2018 - KS2 Mathematics test

Paper 3: reasoning


Our Year 2 children will be tested over a period of a week from Monday 14th May 2018 in as informal a manner as we can so as to mirror normal classroom practice. These assessments will be used to support teacher assessment judgements for Reading and Maths. Writing evidence will be gathered throughout May and in to June to support teacher assessment judgements.


Our Year 1 children will be screened for the National Phonics Screening Check in school by Mrs Brooks during week commencing Monday 11th June 2018.



Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 2:49pm

You have broken all records and raised an unprecedented £1235  for Sports Relief.

The non-stop Disco was an amzing success. Photos and film footage is in the Activities section.

You've helped us make an absolutely amazing contribution to this great cause. A well deserved pat on the back! 



Contact the School

Lyme Community Primary

Lyme Street
WA12 9HD
Office Manager: Sandra Marshall

Tel: 01744 678350