Historical Association Quality Mark

Millthorpe’s History department is proud to announce that Millthorpe is the first state school in the country to be awarded the Historical Association’s Quality Mark. This accolade is given to schools that are judged to be outstanding in the quality of their teaching, the breadth of their curriculum, the opportunities for enrichment and the leadership of the department. Two assessors from the Historical Association spent a day with the department in early October. They scrutinised the curriculum offered, observed lessons and had lunch with present and past pupils.  The report highlighted the impact a dedicated teaching team is having on the students.

The report’s final summary was: “The history department at Millthorpe is an exceptionally hard-working, dedicated and professional team who know their strengths and areas for development clearly. Through these qualities, they have rightly earned the respect of senior colleagues, pupils and parents and deserve to be the second school in the country to receive the Quality Mark.”


Millthorpe’s History department would like to thank all the students who spoke to the assessors and thank the school for supporting their application.

Mrs R Lingard and Mrs S Bowland, Joint Heads of History