Entries by Jane Taylor

£1m sports facility formally handed over

A new £1 million sports facility at Millthorpe School has been formally handed over. Representatives from the school, South Bank Multi-Academy Trust, City of York Council, who provided the funding, Scarcroft Primary School, Steve Wells Associates, who acted as consultants for the project and construction company CLS, attended a socially distanced ceremony to mark its […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 4 December 2020

Millthorpe Christmas Charity Appeal This week in assembly Miss Greenhalgh launched our Christmas Charity Appeal. This year we will be collecting donations for Carecent, Kitchen for Everyone and Refugee Action York. We have been blown away by your generosity over the past few years and are delighted to be supporting some of those most in need in our city during […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 27 November 2020

Updates from last Friday’s email We’ve had another really positive week this week, with the vast majority of students arriving with masks and everyone working hard to maintain all the hygiene and safety measures. Thank you to all of you. All Key Stage 3 students have had an assembly about the changes to teaching groups and […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 20 November 2020

Changes to teaching groups in Key Stage 3 As we continue to seek ways to minimise the risks and impact of COVID-19 on our school community, we will be changing the teaching groups in KS3 so that students will stay in the same group for most lessons. To help prepare for this significant change, school […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 13 November 2020

Coronavirus updates Coronavirus infection rates are currently falling in York, which is excellent news. However, we all need to continue to play our part in helping to bring the figures down further and it is vital that everyone follows the legal requirements set down by the government. We have been made aware that groups of young […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 6 November 2020

PE lessons begin on AGP PE lessons have been taking place this week on the new 3G artificial grass pitch (AGP). Unfortunately due to lockdown restrictions, the AGP can’t be used by community groups as yet, but our students have certainly been enjoying the new facility. Student access to online learning Further to the email we sent […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 23 October 2020

Changes to the school day We have been running with the revised school day for about seven weeks now and on the whole it is working really well. Year groups are successfully separated during break times and the atmosphere in corridors and the canteen is calm and orderly. However, as the weather worsens, the 55-minute […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 16 October 2020

Potential merger of South Bank Multi Academy Trust with South York Multi Academy Trust The Chair of Trustees and Interim Trust Principal of the South Bank Multi Academy Trust (of which Millthorpe School is part) have written to parents today to announce a potentially significant development. After careful consideration, the Trustees have decided to formally investigate the possibility of a […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 9 October 2020

Early closure reminder On Wednesday 14 October school will finish at: 2.30pm for Years 7, 10 and 11 2.50pm for Years 8 and 9 Uniform focus The standard of uniform since we returned in September has been excellent. From next week, we will be focusing on three particular aspects of uniform to make sure students […]

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 2 October 2020

Message from the Head of School Dear parents and carers Thanks again for everyone’s support this week. The new routines are starting to bed in now and the students are responding really well: washing and sanitising their hands, wearing face coverings between lessons and generally being really sensible about keeping themselves and each other safe. […]