Thursday 6 April 2017

School Improvements
In December 2016, Millthorpe submitted two bids to the Condition Improvement Fund, an annual bidding process by which academies can apply for funding to improve school buildings. The bids included work to repair defective roofing and skylights and replace old glazing systems and damaged concrete work in selected buildings across the site. The combined value of the bids is £1.9 million and we are delighted to announce that both bids have been successful. This will allow us to make significant improvements to the quality of accomodation across a number of areas of the school and also reduce our annual repair costs. We will keep you updated as these works progress over the coming months.

GCSE Revision Resources
To help Year 11 with their revision over the Easter Holidays we have uploaded some useful resources to the website which students and parents/carers can access by clicking the ‘GCSE Revision Resources‘ button on the website homepage. Students should also check Show My Homework for revision tasks set by their teachers.

Year 11 Leaver’s Hoodies
A final reminder that orders for Year 11 leaver’s hoodies need to placed by Friday 21 April. The hoodies are £16.50 each and are available in a range of colours and sizes. To order a hoodie please visit If you select collection as a delivery option we will arrange for hoodies to be delivered to school, free of charge, to be given out at the Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly in June.

Charity Fundraising
The Student Council are launching a week of fundraising (Monday 8 to Friday 12 May) in support of local homelessness charity SASH. The fundraising activities include a raffle with prizes up for grabs including: a Red Goat climbing experience; vouchers for Rae & Web and Pig and Pastry; jewellery; toys; games and much more! There will be a Millthorpe Bake Off on the Wednesday and a ‘guess the decade’ non-uniform day on the Friday, in which students are encouraged to wear something which represents a particular decade. SASH works to prevent homelessness in young people aged 16 to 25 in York, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. Visit the SASH website at for more information.

Year 7 Fortnightly SPaG Focus
The current fortnightly SPaG focus in General Spellings 2. 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.

Sporting Activities
Click the links below for more information on sporting activities taking place during the Easter and Summer Holidays.

Easter Basketball Camp
Acomb Fun Run
Acomb Family Triathlon
Summer Cricket Academy

Summer Term
A reminder that tomorrow is a staff training day and school is closed to students. The Summer Term begins on Monday 24 April which is a week B.