Friday 2 December 2016

Lifebag Project
Last month the student council launched a collection to fill rucksacks with essential items for unaccompanied children living in the refugee camps in Greece. The response has been overwhelming and we would like to thank everyone who donated for the kindness and generosity. The rucksacks were collected on Wednesday and will be on their way to Greece in a week or so.

The Little Mermaid 13,14 and 15 December
Tickets for this year’s school production of The Little Mermaid are on sale every breaktime. 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.

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

Year 10 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 7 December 2016
A reminder that the Year 10 Parents’ Evening is taking place on Wednesday 7 December. Students will be bringing a letter home today with your appointment times: if you do not receive this or there are any problems with your appointments, please contact Miss Buglass on 01904 686400 or email on Monday.

Year 11 Parents’ Evening Tuesday 17 January 2017
We are pleased to invite all Year 11 parents and carers to parents’ evening on Tuesday 17 January. Students will be given a letter with an attached appointment form on Monday. A copy of this letter is available on the school website by clicking here. Appointment forms should be returned to your child’s form tutor by Friday 16 December. You can also complete the appointment form online by visiting

Year 10 Work Experience
A reminder that the deadline for work experience forms to be returned to school is Friday 6 January 2017.

Careers Provision
As a school we have worked hard over the years to deliver independent careers information and guidance and we have embedded a strong programme for our students providing advice, support and information on their choicespost-16. This year we are expanding this programme to offer a more rounded and comprehensive progression programme through to Key Stage 5. Highlights of our provision include:

  • The upcoming ‘Exploring Pathways’ eventon 5 December, which provides Year 11 students with opportunities to speak to Sixth Form and higher education providers to help students decide what they will do when they leave Millthorpe.
  • It also includes a careers fair, where students can get information and advice from representatives from many local and national employers.
  • An introduction to START, an online careers programme that students can use to explore, investigate and plan possible career paths.
  • A number of useful links on the school website, including the ‘Shape Your Future‘ booklet.

For more detailed information on our careers provision, please click here to read the letter on the website.

Make Your Mark
This year, over 700 Millthorpe students took part in the Make Your Mark ballot. Organised by the UK Youth Parliament, the ballot gathers young people’s views on the most important issues to campaign on for the year ahead. The efforts of the school council in encouraging as many students as possible to participate put Millthorpe in the top 5 most improved schools in the country. You can read more about this important exercise in democracy by clicking here.

Weekly Emails
Have you ever accidently deleted a Weekly Email or want to check if you’ve missed something? Visit the Weekly Email page in the Media menu on the school website for an archive of all the Weekly Emails sent this academic year.