WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 28 May 2021

Goodbye and good luck to Year 11s

Today, we said goodbye to our Year 11 students. Students spent the morning in Form and their normal lessons, and at break time, they were given complimentary refreshments in the canteen. From break time onwards, in time-honoured tradition, the students signed each other’s school shirts and wrote messages in each other’s leavers’ notebooks. Students then attended their Leavers’ Assembly led by Mr Baybutt, before we said a really fond farewell as many wiped tears from their eyes as they went! You can take a look at a few photos here.

We look forward to welcoming Year 11 students to the Prom on 8 July and then again for their GCSE Results day on 12 August.
Congratulations and well done Year 11 – we are very proud of you.

Information for Year 11 parents

Archbishop Holgate’s School is running a project called Project Prom which can be accessed by any student in York. The project allows students to loan items at no cost, and then return the items back to the school after they have been used. There are dresses and suits as well as shoes and other accessories.

If you would like to know more about how the project works or if you would like to book an appointment to view some of the items available please call Archbishop Holgate’s on 01904 411341 or the School mobile which is 07957621824 and ask to speak with Gail Hirst.

Teacher Training Day

Just a reminder that school will be closed to students on Monday 7 June for a Teacher Training Day. We look forward to seeing students back in school on Tuesday 8 June.  It will be A Week when we return.

Home Testing

The DfE encourages all secondary school students to continue testing twice a week over the half term break.

If your child receives a positive result from a Lateral Flow (LFD) test at home on or before Sunday 28 March, please email covidresults@millthorpe.southbank.academy to enable us to track and trace close contacts. After that date until the end of half term, you only need to report the results via the NHS site and the Google Form.

Summer sports practices

Please find below the timetable for next half-term’s sporting practices:


Monday Y8 Football
Y7 Rounders
Tuesday Y8 Rounders
Y10 Rounders
Thursday       Y8 Netball
Y9 Rounders
Sports Hall
Friday Y7 Football
Y10 Rounders


Monday          Y8 Football AGP
Tuesday Y7 Football AGP
Thursday     Y7 Athletics Field
Friday Y7 Cricket Sports Hall

Girls and boys

Monday Y7 Dodgeball Gym
Thursday       Y9/10 Football AGP
Friday Y9 Tennis (dry weather only) Courts

After-school practices start at 3.00pm and typically finish at 4.00pm. Students are expected to wear appropriate kit (we have some spare AGP boots available to borrow if needed) and to make sure they have refreshments and medication/asthma inhalers etc where needed. Students are also asked to keep their valuables to a minimum and to hand them into the teacher for safe keeping.

Please remember that these practices should be fun and previous experience is not needed!

Careers Bulletin

The Summer 2021 editions of the Millthorpe School Careers Bulletin for students in Years 9-11 and their parents / carers are now available on our website.

Festival of Ideas event – A Wondering Mind: Altered states

Join award-winning psychology enthusiast Harriet Ennis for a fascinating talk with live Q&A, on altered states of consciousness. With topics ranging from terminal lucidity to the altered states of consciousness in dreams and hypnotic trance, her talk will be full of practical tips to stimulate and refresh you.

This event is open to all. For further information and bookings, please click here.

Drax Summer 2021 Work Experience

The team at Drax are offering virtual work experience opportunities to help students find out what the world of work is really like. The Summer virtual work experience placements are available to students at school or college aged 14-19 from 16-20 August 2021.

The application deadline is 31 May 2021Further information can be found here.