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Weekly email – 20 December 2023

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A message from Ms Greenhalgh

What It’s a short weekly email from us this week as we wrap up for the Christmas holidays. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support over the last term, not just for your generosity towards our various charity initiatives, but also for supporting your children through their school days. We know there can be a lot to juggle with homework, uniform, PE kits, school fixtures, rehearsals, clubs, trips and more, so thank you!

This week, Elf the Musical took to the stage, with the cast bringing the house down with their incredible performances. Thank you to Mrs Sladen, Mrs Gillespie and the whole team behind the show, thank you to the students who dedicated hours to rehearsals and thank you to all of you who came to see the show. We hope you enjoyed it! Tomorrow, we’ll be sending out our Millthorpe Messenger, which has some fantastic photos of the cast – please do take a look.

I had a lovely time today visiting all our classrooms with some sweet treats for the students. Here are just a few photos.

A reminder that school reopens after the Christmas break on Monday 8 January 2024.

Wishing everyone a very happy, restful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.

With best wishes,

Gemma Greenhalgh

Mince Pie Mingle

A group of Millthorpe musicians, ably conducted by Mrs Gillespie, gathered under the Christmas tree in the foyer to play some festive tunes and help put everyone in the holiday mood! Well done all for a fabulous Christmassy performance!

Year 9 Parents’ Evening

A reminder that our Year 9 Parents’ Evening will be held on Wednesday 17 January 2024. Further information and details of how to book appointments will be sent out in the new year.

Thank you from SASH

We have a received a lovely letter and certificate from the team at SASH thanking everyone at Millthorpe for their kind donations as part of our Christmas Charity Appeal. You can take a look here.

Welcome to the Christmas edition of Sensations – South Bank Multi Academy Trust’s termly newsletter

As the autumn 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 see Sensations here – enjoy the read!

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

With best wishes

Mark Hassack

Hear from one of the world’s largest engineering and manufacturing companies and home to the iconic KitKat!

Thursday 18 January 2024, from 5pm – 7:30pm

Home to some of the most famous food brands on the planet such as KitKat, Nespresso, Purina, Quality Streets and many more, this is your in-person golden ticket to this incredible company.

In a very rare opportunity, Nestle are opening up their doors to Year 11 students from across the region to come and see what it’s like working for one of the worlds largest food and consumer goods companies. With a particular focus on Engineering, Nestle will be showcasing what it’s like to be an engineer in their fast passed environment ensuring that their goods are produced and shipped off all around the globe successfully.

During the event you will get the opportunity to see what it’s like working in engineering at a Fortune 500 company, take part in workshops as well as having tour of their engineering facilities. As well as this you will have lots of opportunities to network with the Nestle team and hear all about their various student opportunities on offer.

This is such an exciting and rare opportunity and we anticipate places to book up very quickly. Please click here to secure your place.

Hollywood Bowl

The team at Hollywood Bowl are offering discounted bowling and mini golf over the Christmas break. You can use and share the voucher codes 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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