Friday 25 November 2016

The Little Mermaid
Tickets for this year’s school production of The Little Mermaid are on sale at breaktimes from Monday. The dates of the performances are Tuesday 13 December – 6.30pm, Wednesday 14 December – 6.30pm and Thursday 15 December – 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3.50 for children/concessions and £15 for a family ticket of two adults and two children. Cheques should be made payable to Millthorpe School.

Year 10 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 7 December 2016
A reminder that the Year 10 Parents’ Evening is taking place on Wednesday 7 December. If you have not requested any appointment times but would like to, please visit

Christmas Dinner Thursday 8 December
We will be serving Christmas dinner at lunchtime on Thursday 8 December. If your child would like a Christmas dinner please let us know by visiting

Bikeability – Advanced Cycle Training for Years 7 and 8
Students in Years 7 and 8 have the opportunity to take part in City of York Council Advanced Cyclist Training, Bikeability Level 3, at school. The training will take place in a single 2 hour session and is delivered by professional trainers qualified to the Bikeability National Standards. Year 8 students were given a letter with an application form last week and Year 7s will be bringing home theirs today; a copy of this is available on the school website by clicking here. The deadline for completed application forms to be returned to school is next Friday 2 December.

Army Careers Presentation
The Army Careers Centre in York is hosting a Junior Entry Presentation for Year 11 students who are interested in joining the Army after their GCSEs and who are hoping to go to the Army Foundation College in Harrogate. The presentation is taking place at Imphal Barracks, Fulford Road, York on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6.30pm. Please click here for more information and an application form. Please note that students must be accompanied by at least one parent/carer at the presentation.

Checking for Literacy
In order to build on last year’s work on raising whole school awareness of literacy, we have created a Checking for Literacy card for students. The card is aimed primarily at Years 8 and 9 but may be useful for all years groups. Students in Years 8 and 9 will be given a card to stick into their English books; their English teacher will help them use it effectively and encourage them to use it to check written work in all subjects. We would also encourage students and parents to use the card to help check written work completed at home. A copy of the Checking for Literacy Card is available on the Literacy Page on the school website.