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Weekly email – 1 July 2022

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A message from Ms Greenhalgh

It’s been a week of mixed emotions for us this week – we waved goodbye to our Year 11 students at our traditional Leavers’ Assembly and can’t wait to celebrate with them at the School Prom this evening. But, as one group of students moves on to pastures new, another cohort is waiting in the wings to take their places at Millthorpe. We’re really looking forward to meeting our new students who will join us in September, at our transition events next week. Looking further into the future, we’ve also been pleased to welcome in Year 5 students from a number of local primary schools to spend some time in a ‘grown up’ science department.

It has been wonderful to see so many of our students going out on Geography field trips once again after a long period of time, with groups visiting Bolton Abbey and Flamborough last week and Hornsea this week. Our intrepid Duke of Edinburgh students in Year 10 have also been out on overnight expeditions.

There are not many more school days left now until the summer break, but there is still a lot to fit in with more trips in KS3 and the summer concert just around the corner.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Gemma Greenhalgh

Farewell Year 11

We are so unbelievably proud of our Year 11 students who have successfully navigated their GCSE exams. Their conduct throughout this stressful time has been exemplary and we are sure that they have done their best and look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour when the results come out in August.

It was simply lovely to see all of our Year 11 students come into school for their final Leavers’ Assembly yesterday. They kindly donated uniform items for our Eco Laundry, which will benefit future students and families, collected leavers hoodies and prom tickets, signed each others’ shirts and enjoyed the assembly.
We hope we were able to give them the send off they deserved but…it doesn’t stop there! We are also really looking forward to welcoming Year 11 students to their prom this evening. After not being able to arrange a prom for several years, we are really looking forward to it.
A huge public thank you to Mrs Hurst, Chief Prom Organiser, who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Prom is a wonderful celebration of their time at Millthorpe.
To our wonderful staff – thank you for everything that you have done for our Year 11 students not just in recent weeks, but throughout their time with us.
To Year 11 parents and carers – thank you for your unwavering support over the last five years.
To Year 11 students – thank you for being such a wonderful year group. We will miss you and cannot wait to celebrate your time with us at the prom tonight.

Summer concert

Our summer concert will take place at 7.00pm on Tuesday 12 July in the main hall. All are welcome and although tickets are not required, we are asking for a voluntary payment either in cash on the evening or via ParentPay.

Global BBQ food on the menu

Next week is Global BBQ Week at Millthorpe. We will be celebrating five international cuisines – American, Chinese, British, Argentinian and Japanese – all with a BBQ theme. It all looks delicious! To see what is on offer for lunch, please click here.

School ski trip to Austria, April 2023

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to go on a school trip to the Sportwelt Amade
area of Austria to students currently in Years 7, 8 and 9. The trip will take place during the Easter holiday, from Saturday 1 April to Saturday 8 April 2023.

For full information about the trip, please see the attached presentation and letter from Mr Boothman.

Incidents in the Little Knavesmire area

North Yorkshire Police are working with Millthorpe School and other local Partnership Agencies across the City, to reduce the volume of incidents reported in the Little Knavesmire area.

Please click here for further information.

ISSP lecture: Face Transplants, Ethics and Identities

The final lecture in this year’s York Independent State School Partnership (ISSP) lecture series will take place on Thursday 7 July at 7.00pm. Dr Sarah Hall from the University of York will talk about Face Transplants, Ethics and Identities.

To register for this online event please click here. Bookings will close on Wednesday 6 July at 12.00pm.

If you have any queries, please email:

Movie, music and drama workshops

Dramacube are running two exciting holiday workshops at Millthorpe School for young people aged 7-14 over the summer holidays:

  • During their three-day Movie Makers workshop, students will get hands-on experience as together they script, direct, shoot, and act in their own movie.
  • Inspired by Disney’s musical adventure ‘Encanto’, a three-day Musical Theatre workshop, will give students the opportunity to experience fun and dynamic sessions, including acting, singing and dancing all guided by experienced drama and music tutors.

To find out more please visit or click below to see the workshop flyers:

#WakeUpWednesday – Minecraft

National Online Safety have produced this excellent guide about Minecraft which we are sure will be helpful to parents and carers as we know Minecraft is very popular with many of our students.

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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