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Weekly email – 10 June 2022

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Footwear clarification

Thank you to the overwhelming majority of parents/carers and students who have ensured that their footwear choice complies with the school’s uniform policy. There has not been a change to the policy around footwear, but we are aware that a few parents/carers and students are a little unsure on what is and is not acceptable. The full uniform policy is available on our website and the attached document may support you when choosing suitable footwear for your child(ren).

Library book amnesty

We are currently undertaking a stock check in the library which helps us identify missing books. If you have come across one of our books at home, please ask your child to bring it in as soon as possible. Could you also please ask your child to check whether they have one of our books at home.

You can identify our books by the plastic cover, the barcode, the lending plate or the ‘Millthorpe School’ stamp. We are always pleased to see missing books find their way back to the library, so a reward or sweet treat will be offered to students returning one.

York Pride, Saturday 18 June

Millthorpe has a long and indeed proud tradition of supporting York Pride, which celebrates diversity and the LGBT+ community. Alongside other schools and organisations from across the city, staff will be marching with a Millthorpe banner to the event site on the Knavesmire. Students and their families are very welcome to join us or show their support along the route. We will be meeting at Lendal (outside the old post office building) from 11.00 – 11.15am; the march starts at 11.45am and is expected to reach the Knavesmire at about 1.00pm. More details and the route can be found on the York Pride website.

Please note that any students attending do so in an individual capacity and the school can’t take any responsibility for them. We recommend that everyone is suitably equipped with decent footwear, weather-appropriate clothing and snacks and drinks to keep them going.
Mr Newman will be speaking to students about Pride in assemblies next week and, next Friday, he and members of the LGBT Club will be holding a bake sale to raise funds for future club activities.

Year 8 Flamborough trip

A reminder that as part of the Key Stage 3 Geography curriculum, we will be taking all Year 8 geographers for a day of field studies to the East Yorkshire coast; the North half of the year will go on 13 June and the South half of the year will go on 14 June.

If anyone has not yet paid the contribution of £15 and given parental consent via ParentPay, can you please do so as a matter of urgency.

Further details about the trip can be found here.

College open evenings

For Year 11 students who are still undecided about their options for September, the last open evening at York College for this academic year is on 22 June from 5.30pm to 8pm. Book a place online at For Askham Bryan College the date is 28 June – again book online at

Apprenticeship at the Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency, a Civil Service department, is currently recruiting for a Planning & Performance Support Officer (Executive Officer) role in York which offers a Level 3 Business Administration Executive Assistant apprenticeship.

More details can be found on the attached poster or on Civil Service Jobs at Planning & Performance Support Officer Apprentice – Civil Service Jobs – GOV.UK. The role is offered as a fixed term 15-month fixed term contract (with potential for a permanent role) at a salary of £22,514 per annum. The closing date is 30 June 2022.

Orienteering for all in Rowntree Park

The Eborienteers Orienteering Club is holding an ‘Orienteering for All’ event in Rowntree Park on Wednesday 29 June, from 6.30 – 7.15pm.

To find out more, take a look at the event flyer or contact

Job vacancies

If you would like to work with us, you can find full details about current job vacancies on our website.

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