Friday 3 March 2017

Spring Concert Tuesday 14 March 2017
The Spring Concert is taking place on Tuesday 14 March at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets are £3 for adults and £2.50 for children/concessions, and are available to buy in the Dining Hall at break times.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 29 March 2017
We are pleased to invite all Year 8 parents and carers to parents’ evening on Wednesday 29 March. Students were given a letter with an attached appointment form earlier this week. A copy of these is available on the school website by clicking here. Appointment forms should be returned to your child’s Form Tutor by Monday 13 March. Alternatively you can complete the appointment form online by visiting

Millthorpe Achieves FairAware School Status
As you may be aware Millthorpe is currently in the process of becoming a Fairtrade School. This means joining a worldwide movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world. We have now achieved FairAware status thanks to students and staff reflecting on their knowledge about the Fairtrade Foundation. This is a timely achievement as we are halfway through Fairtrade fortnight. Click here to read more about our FairAware School status.

National Careers and Apprenticeship Week
The week commencing Monday 6 March is National Careers and Apprenticeships Week. To celebrate these events, staff have arranged lots of different activities to help raise awareness and understanding of apprenticeships and to give students the opportunity to explore their career options. Visit the school website to read more about the breadth of activities taking place next week.

South Bank Academy Trust Update
Please click here to read the latest update from the Trust which includes the recruitment of new Trustees, the appointment of new Members, sponsoring of York High School, Knavesmire Primary School’s outstanding SATs results and the successful application of grant money which will allow the Trust to develop financial and administrative support for its schools.

Visit from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu
On Friday 10 March school will be hosting a visit from the Archbishop of York who will give an address about vocations to Year 10 students in an assembly as part of our engagement with National Careers week. Archbishop Sentamu will also take part in question and answer sessions with students during RE lessons.

Period 6 Revision Sessions
The Period 6A and 6B revision sessions for Year 11 students will swap round from Monday 6 March. The days of the revision sessions will remain the same but where a student has, for example, English in the Period 6A slot this will become their 6B slot and vice versa. Students will be issued new timetables on Monday.

Year 9 Booster and Meningitis Vaccinations
A reminder that the Year 9 Booster and Meningitis vaccinations will take place on Monday 13 March for students who have returned their consent form. It would be helpful if students could wear a short sleeved shirt should they have one, or a white vest top underneath their shirt should they prefer. Due to time restrictions, some students may not receive their vaccinations on this day and a catch-up session has been arranged for Thursday 27 April.

Geography Trip Hoodies
A reminder for parents and carers of students attending the Iceland and Sicily trips that hoodies are on sale now and orders MUST be completed by Tuesday 7 March. Please use the links below to order a hoodie and pay using ParentPay.
Order Iceland Hoodie
Order Sicily Hoodie

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers
We are currently collecting Sainsburys vouchers that we can redeem for free sports equipment for the school. Vouchers can be handed to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office.