Entries by Stuart Potter


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 […]

Weekly Email Friday 1 February 2019

Mental Health Awareness Non-Uniform Day (Years 7-10) Thursday 7 February Our Mental Health Champions are running a campaign at Millthorpe School to help raise awareness of mental health and to promote positive mental wellbeing. As part of their campaign, they are holding assemblies next week and joining in with a National Campaign: Time to Talk […]

Weekly Email Friday 25 January 2019

Uniform Reminders to Students Thank you for your ongoing support by ensuring that your child attends school in full uniform. The overwhelming majority of our students continue to comply with expectations and attend school looking very smart every day. We have today reminded students of expectations and clarified the following points: > Blazers should be […]

Friday 18 January 2019

Year 11 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 23 January A reminder that Year 11 Parents’ Evening is next Wednesday, 23 January from 4.00-6.30pm. Year 11 Maths Exam Practice Workbooks The Maths department are placing an order for some Exam Practice Workbooks. They are published by CPG and are available in shops for £5.95. We are able to […]

Weekly Email Friday 11 January

Year 11 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 23 January A letter with details can be found here: Year 11 Parents Evening 23-1-19 Parents/carers can now book their own appointments using an online booking system, which can be found here: http://www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/parents/parents-evening/   Art Messages Year 11 GCSE Externally Set Assignment Year 11 Art students were given the AQA question […]

Millthorpe Remembers the First World War

Millthorpe Remembers the First World War It was during the summer holiday of 2014 that I began to think of ways Millthorpe could remember the centenary of the First World War. I wanted a project that connected students to the stories of real individuals and that was ongoing throughout the duration of the four year […]

Millthorpe School passes Ofsted Inspection with Flying Colours

Government inspectors have awarded a “Good” rating to Millthorpe School, commenting that “leaders have an accurate view of pupils’ progress” and praising the improvement in results this year, the improvement in teaching and “the quality of pastoral support and care for pupils.” This short Ofsted inspection, which took place at the end of November, was […]