Friday 24 March 2017

Signing In
In life it is important to be punctual. Whilst there will sometimes be circumstances which make lateness unavoidable, we expect all students to arrive to registration on time. To encourage students who are in the habit of arriving late to school improve their punctuality, we will take the following actions from Monday 3 April:

  • At 8.45am the warning bell sounds for registration.
  • All students must arrive at their tutor bases to be registered at 8.50am.
  • Students arriving after 8.50am will receive a late mark from their tutor.
  • If students arrive at the school office to register between 8.50am and 9.05am, they will be sent back to their tutor bases. Tutors will give these students a late mark. If the students sent back by the office fail to arrive at registration they will be given an after-school detention.
  • Students who arrive after 9.05am must sign in at the school office.
  • Students who arrive after 9.05am without signing in at the school office will be given an after-school detention.
  • Students who arrive late for school on three or more occasions within a two week period will be placed on a punctuality monitoring list. A letter will be sent home and thereafter the students will be given an after-school detention every time they arrive late to school, until a positive pattern of school attendance has been established.

Year 11 Art GCSE Exam
The Year 11 Art students will complete the second half of their art exams next week. Please note that it is an AQA exam requirement that all students hand in their presented preparation work (on A2 sheets or in a sketchbook) at the end of the second exam. There will be no exceptions made and your support is appreciated in ensuring your child complies with this exam requirement. Detailed instructions regarding preparation work requirements is available on Show My Homework.

German Exchange – Information for host families
The German students will arrive at Manchester airport at 3.20pm next Tuesday afternoon. They should be at Millthorpe by approximately 5pm; please meet in the school dining hall to collect the students. A reminder that the students will be going to Bradford Media Museum on Thursday 30 March. They do not need to wear school uniform but please provide a packed lunch for them.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 29 March 2017
A reminder that the Year 8 Parents’ Evening is taking place next Wednesday. Students will be bringing a letter home today with your appointment times: if you do not receive this or there are any problems with your appointments please contact school on Monday.

York College Aiming High Event Tuesday 4 April 2017
York College is holding a raising aspirations event for students in Year 10 and 11 who are thinking about applying to Oxford, Cambridge or higher education courses at other universities that demand high grades and further qualifications such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law. There will be an overview of how York College support the most able students, as well as time for questions from students and parents about the university application process. The event is taking place at York College on Tuesday 4 April; students and parents should arrive at the main reception from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Year 7 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 10 May 2017
We are pleased to invite all Year 7 parents and carers to Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 10 May. Students were given a letter with an attached appointment form earlier this week. A copy of these is available on the school website by clicking here. Appointment forms should be returned to your child’s Form Tutor by Thursday 6 April. Alternatively you can complete the appointment form online by visiting

Year 10 Dual Linguists from September 2017
This is a reminder for Year 9 parents and carers of students wishing to study two languages next year: please click here to complete a short survey.

Year 7 Fortnightly SPaG Focus
The current fortnightly SPaG focus is suffixes. You may wish to support your child’s learning by using the supporting resources which are available by clicking here. Visit the literacy page on the school website for the previous SPaG focus supporting resources and other literacy materials.

Graphic Design Traineeship
Storm-7 Consulting Limited are offering a Graphic Design Traineeship for 16 – 23 year olds for up to six months. Please click here for more information and how to apply.

Netball Kit Fundraising
The Year 8 netball team are fundraising to buy netball skirts to match those which were kindly donated last year. The girls are planning several fundraising events starting with a ‘Guess how many sweets in the jar’ at the Year 8 Parents’ Evening next Wednesday. It is 30p a guess and the girls would love as many people to have a go as possible.

NHS Recruitment and Careers Event Saturday 25 March 2017
York Hospital, in partnership with City of York Council and Skills for Care, is holding a shared recruitment and careers event for anyone interested in working for the NHS or in adult social care. Please click here for more information.

Year 10 Work Experience
All outstanding Work Experience forms must be completed and returned to school as soon as possible.