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Weekly email – 21 July 2023

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A message from Ms Greenhalgh

I can’t quite believe that the end of term and the end of the school year are here! It has been an absolute pleasure to see our wonderful students going from strength to strength as they have progressed through the year. To the Year 11 students who have left us, we wish you all the best and we look forward to seeing you on GCSE Results Day on 24 August. To those who will be joining us in September, we can’t wait to welcome you to Millthorpe!

My message is short and sweet this week as you will be receiving the Millthorpe Messenger over the weekend. This is packed full with news about all the great things which have happened this half-term, so I won’t repeat it all here. Suffice to say the last week of term has been awesome with Activities Week, Carlton Lodge, trips to Flamingo Land and Yorkshire Wildlife Park, work experience for our Year 10s and the Fun Run! This jam-packed week has certainly been the perfect end to the term.

Wishing you all the very best for a happy summer.

With best wishes,

Gemma Greenhalgh

Welcome to Sensations – South Bank Multi Academy Trust’s termly newsletter

As the summer term draws to a close, we wanted to share just some of the fantastic events, trips, collaborations and projects which have taken place in our schools and across the Trust over the last few months. The newsletter really does only scratch the surface, but we hope it gives you a flavour of what makes our schools such wonderful places to learn and work.

You can read Sensations here – enjoy the read!

I hope you have a great summer break; we look forward to welcoming everyone back in September.

With best wishes

Mark Hassack

Fun Run

Well done to all the students who took part in the Fun Run this week. All the students worked really hard in very warm conditions and many people made a fantastic effort. The fun run has raised lots of money for the SASH Homeless Charity. If anyone who hasn’t already done so would like to contribute, this can be done via ParentPay.

Keal Teamwear – uniform discount offer

Due to the continued cost of living crisis, our uniform supplier, Keal Teamwear, is offering an “early bird” 5% discount this weekend.

The offer is available to students in all years and not just new starters as in previous years. The offer is online only (not available in store) and will run this weekend from 7.30am on Saturday 22 July until 11.00pm on Sunday 23 July. Discount on school uniform will be deducted automatically online when ordering within this period.

The Keal Teamwear website can be found here.

Summer Holiday Reading Challenge!

The benefits of reading are endless. It improves creativity, imagination, vocabulary, the ability to learn, concentration and attention span and writing skills. It can also reduce stress, boost empathy, develops understanding of the wider world, and some studies even report it can help us to live longer!

We will be launching a whole school reading strategy in September, but we wanted to set our students and staff with a Summer Holiday Reading Challenge. Students simply need to be photographed reading a book in an obscure or unusual place over the holidays.

Please send any photographs to Please include your child’s name and year group (their year group next year) when sending the photographs. Alternatively, you can tweet this information, tagging @MillthorpeSch and/or using the hashtag #MillthorpeReads

There will be prizes for the best submissions in each year group, and one for the staff too!

If you need inspiration, please take a look at the attached or check out Mr Baybutt getting a bit of reading in at Carlton Lodge earlier this week!

YIK’s Parent Carer Forum

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

Support for parents/carers from the Specialist Teaching Team for autism support

Please see the attached flyer for details of the support available to parents/carers next term through the City of York Council’s Specialist Teaching Team for autism support.

Workshop for parents of children with SEN

Getting Sorted event at York College

York College is holding a Getting Sorted event which is aimed at current Year 11s who are planning to start York College in September. The event will be held on 2 AugustFurther information can be found here.

#WakeUpWednesday – A guide to W-APP (or Slay)

Anonymous popularity polls + status-sensitive teens = potential problem. W App (also known as ‘Slay’) encourages young users to take part in secret surveys about their friends and classmates. For every vote-winner, though, there has to be a loser.

Possible lasting damage to a teenager’s self-esteem, however, isn’t the platform’s only hazard – with catfishing, compulsive use and monthly subscription fees among the other risks. Check out this week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide and help kids to avoid a mishap on W App.

Funded summer activities for young people

York City FC and York Knights are offering summer programmes for children, which have been made possible by ward funding.

You can find out more about the sessions below:


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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