We realise the importance of providing support and acceptance to all young people and believe that through education we can promote a culture that celebrates difference.

Millthorpe is a school of tolerance – understanding, respect and equality are at the heart of our school ethos. Our school rights clearly state this:

  • We respect all members of school and our community.
  • We will treat all people with equity and seek equal opportunities for all.
  • We are an inclusive school and are tolerant of different views and cultures.
  • We value difference and we are open-minded about other ways of being and living.

We want to ensure school is a place without fear of discrimination and bullying for all our students. We want all students to have an understanding and awareness of LGBT issues and as part of this we have already developed strong links to the York LGBT community and are continuing our work to becoming a Silver Stonewall Champion School.

One 4 all

The One 4 all project has been established to offer awareness, support and advice in regard to LGBT issues within school.

The group meets once a fortnight and is open to all students, not just those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or are questioning their sexuality. Some students may wish to attend to support friends or to ask questions about how to support friends or family members. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss various topics surrounding LGBT, as well as other issues of intolerance such as racism and sexism.

Drop in sessions run every other week offering students access to discreet advice and support on LGBT topics. The dates, times and locations are advertised on the LGBT notice board which is in the Main Hall corridor outside B5. This also features information on where and how support is available to students in and out of school and gives details on upcoming events for the Millthorpe LGBT community. There are various advice leaflets covering a range of topics that are free for students to take.

Upcoming events

 Raise Your Rainbow day – Friday 8 June 2018.

York Pride Celebrations – Saturday 9 June 2018.

Millthorpe will again be taking part in York Pride celebrations. On Friday 8 June we will be one of several York schools taking part in the ‘Raise Your Rainbow’ event in support of York LGBT Pride. We will be dressing the outside and inside of the building in rainbow bunting and rainbow flags. Staff and students will be invited to wear a rainbow piece of clothing, accessory or sticker (socks, laces, scarves, wigs, ties, ribbons, badges, t-shirts etc).  Please note that rainbow items must be worn over or with FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM.

 

On Saturday 9 June Millthorpe will be one of a number of schools taking part in the York Pride Parade, in support of the local LGBT community. We would like to invite all pupils and their families to join us there. We will have our own slot in the Parade, marked out by Millthorpe banners.

If you would like to join us, please meet at the side of the Minster in Dean’s Garden at 11:15. The parade will start from the Minster at 11:45 and last about an hour. The route will take us through the city centre and then to the Knavesmire, via Skeldergate and Bishopthorpe Road.

The main Pride event then runs from 13:00 to about 18:30 at the Knavesmire, with stalls, live music, food, drinks and other family friendly activities.