Entries by Stuart Potter

History Battlefields Trip

Earlier this year, 31 students and four members of staff took part in Millthorpe’s annual trip to France and Belgium to visit some of the World War One Battlefields, museums and memorials. The group took in Essex Farm Cemetery, Passchendaele Museum, Langemark, Tyne Cot, Sanctuary Wood, Menin Gate, the Somme, Thiepval Memorial and Vimy Ridge. One of our students, […]

Ski Trip – Poland 2019

The destination for the Millthorpe School Ski Trip 2019 was Poronin, a lovely little place in the middle of the stunning Tatra Mountains in Southern Poland. After 2.5 hours flight we arrived in Krakow and officially started our first day of the trip. Much loved licensed city guide Gregory showed us the main attractions of […]


Over £1.25million of funding has been agreed for a new block of four classrooms and three state-of-the-art science rooms at Millthorpe School. They will replace a number of ‘temporary’ classrooms on the site, some dating back more than 50 years, which are in a poor state of repair. “These new rooms will transform our students’ […]


WORLD BOOK DAY 2019 World Book Day is always a wonderful opportunity to celebrate books and promote the importance of reading. Once again this year, some staff dressed up in full costume. It was hard to recognise members of the English Department as many of them changed their hair colour and embraced a wide range […]


Our student artists have their work on show at the city’s John Lewis store in our second exhibition at the retail giant. The artwork was produced by Year 11 students in their mock exams, in preparation for the real thing this year. The students were given the broad theme of Architectural Structures, and many of […]


Year 11 student, Saffron Wigmore, has been awarded the Services as a Young Volunteer Award at the Lord Mayor of York Shine Awards 2019. This is a truly amazing achievement as she also won the award in 2016. Saffron volunteers for Mind and The Island, working with young people aged 7-14 engaging in activities which […]

Extended Learning Day for Millthorpe students

In January, the whole school came off timetable for the day to take part in one of our regular Extended Learning Days (ELDs). We organise ELDs throughout the academic year to enrich our students’ experiences and each day is given over to learning with a single theme. At this month’s ELD our students focused on crime […]

Forest School Scoops Awards

A family-friendly forest school based at Millthorpe School in York has bagged two awards at this year’s Little Viking Awards. Wild Things Family Forest School walked away with awards for Best Active Class and Best Place for Hot Chocolate. Wild Things runs regular sessions for children aged between 18 months and four years and their […]