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Weekly email – 7 October 2022

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A message from Ms Greenhalgh

With just two weeks to go of this first half-term of the school year, it really feels like we are hurtling towards the October half-term break at a rate of knots! We’ve had another great week and you can see by the long list of students who have received a Golden Ticket this week, that we are seeing lots of positive behaviour across the school. Colleagues have also been telling me how pleased they are with the uptake in our extra-curricular activities; I am delighted that so many are taking the opportunity to do something they enjoy. There really is something for everyone – you can take a look at the full list of activities here.

We’re looking forward to meeting prospective students and their families at the Open Evening next Tuesday. This event gives us a great opportunity to showcase why we think Millthorpe is unique and it’s always a moment of great pride for me to talk to our next cohort of students about all the great things we do here.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards

Gemma Greenhalgh

Tuesday 11 October

The school day will finish slightly earlier, at 2.15pm, on Tuesday 11 October, to allow colleagues to prepare for the Open Evening.

Form Reps 2022-23

We are delighted to announce the Key Stage 3 form representative’s for the year:

Year 7
7ITH Oscar Goodwin
7SCA Alex Ellis
7DMR Charlie Hissett
7JWB Josie Cook
7CAH Rosie Fern
7SLS Dorothy Lowman
7ABL Luke Gready
7DHB Lola Strachan
7SGB/RXL Olivia Carling and Xander Wild
7MWS James Barnes

Year 8
8ALA Maya Foulkes
8EAR Freya Barker
8MEW Harri Long
8SEW Kitty Burrows-Hill
8DJM Matthew Triboi
8EMA Nessim Sesay
8FFD/PEN Jacob Armstrong
8SDB Nadia Lombardo

Year 9
9ACW Charlotte Grant
9SZC Faith Evans
9MTR Haneen El-Gomati
9SMR Jess Dawson
9VGO Charlie Sanderson
9MAN Ben Howlett
9HRA Alara Ozbek
9GDN Jack Heppel

Mr Black, Mr Sloan and the KS4 Student Leaders are really looking forward to working with them in helping to improve school life for students as they serve as ambassadors for Millthorpe this year.

The Year 11 Student Leaders are also looking forward to doing an assembly in a couple of weeks for the Year 10s about the opportunity to apply to be a Student Leader in 2023.

Millthorpe Maths

The Maths department is delighted with the approach Year 11 took to their first exam cycle this week. Hopefully they will feel properly prepared for the upcoming PPE.

As a little break from the norm, please click here to see this week’s puzzle. Stamps and prizes for completion!

#WakeUpWednesday – A parent and carer guide to BeReal

BeReal is the latest trending social media app. The concept is that people see others in their authentic day-to-day lives, sharing candid photos without editing or applying filters. Each day at a random time, users are simultaneously notified to take a photo of what they’re doing at that exact moment. The two-minute window to submit an image means there’s no time to select a particularly glamorous or exciting activity. BeReal shares two pictures: a selfie, and an image of the immediate surroundings. Users can only view and react to their friends’ photos once they upload their own.

In this guide for parents/carers, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as strangers, location sharing and visible personal data.

Students performing in upcoming productions

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that some of our students are taking to the boards this December, performing in two theatre productions: The Sound of Music and Nativity the Musical.

Apologies to Violet-Evie in Year 8 whose name we got wrong! Violet-Evie, Freddie and Freya in Year 8 and Poppy in Year 10 amongst others, would love you to go along to see them in action.

Further information and online booking can be found by clicking on the images below:

Image of the Sound of Music promo

Image of the Nativity the Musical promo


If you have significant concerns for the welfare of a child, in addition to being able to contact Mrs Cole or Ms Simpson during school hours by emailing, you may wish to make direct contact with the York MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on T: 01904 551900, option 3. They operate an out-of-hours service so concerns can be raised with them at any time.

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