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Weekly email – 23 June 2023

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A message from Ms Greenhalgh

A huge well done to all our Year 11 students who have now completed their GCSE exams. They have all been brilliant and I am very proud of how they have taken the last few weeks in their stride. I hope they all now enjoy a bit of down time and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone at the Year 11 Leavers Assembly on Monday 3 July.

Congratulations also to our Year 10 students on completing their pre-public (mock) exams this week.

We’re looking forward to welcoming our next cohort of students into school soon for their transition events. New Year 7 students and their families will visit us on the evening of Monday 3 July and then the students will spend the day with us on Wednesday 5 July.

We’ll be back on Monday for a ‘B’ Week. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

With best wishes,

Gemma Greenhalgh

Rail safety

We have once again been contacted by Network Rail to ask us to share their concerns about high volumes of trespass on the railway in our area. There is nothing to suggest that this is Millthorpe students, but please take the time to speak to your child(ren) about this and show them the video. We have attached the video aimed at a younger audience too in case this is more suitable for your child.

To watch the free safety videos simply enter the email address into the “I am registered field” when you first watch the videos and fill out the school and postcode (which is YO23 1WF) when prompted.

Taking 15 minutes to watch the videos can help save lives and provide important safety information to young people.

YIK’s Parent Carer Forum

To find out more about events and support available from the YIK Parent Carer Forum, please take a look at their latest newsletter here.

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

This is an excellent opportunity for those aged 13+ to gain practical experience of working in a library, build confidence and meet people. As a volunteer, you’ll sign children up to the Summer Reading Challenge, talk to children about the books they have read and help out with our summer programme of events and activities. Volunteer roles are available at all Explore Libraries & Archive locations.

Further information can be found here: Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer

#WakeUpWednesday – A guide to AI-powered “virtual friends” (or “chatbots”)

National Online Safety have produced an excellent guide for parents and carers about Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered “virtual friends”. AI has become increasingly prevalent over the last six months and is becoming more and more popular with young people. However, as with all things like this, there are drawbacks and things for trusted adults to be aware of. Please take a look. 


If you have significant concerns for the welfare of a child, in addition to being able to contact Mrs Cole, Mrs Cooper or Mr Beever 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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