The School Day

08.50 – 09.05      Registration
09.05 – 10.05      Lesson 1
10.05 – 11.05      Lesson 2
11.05 – 11.20      Break
11.20 – 12.20      Lesson 3
12.20 – 13.10      Lunch
13.10 – 14.10      Lesson 4
14.10 – 15.10      Lesson 5


We are committed to giving every child at Millthorpe the best education they can have and the very first step of this is keeping student attendance as high as possible.

If your child is absent from school please ring 01904 686400 before 9.30am each day, unless a longer a period of absence has already been notified. The school tracks unexplained absences for all students. If your child is marked absent with no reason at morning registration you will receive a text requesting a response about your child’s absence or to alert you if your child is not in school when he or she should be.

Please inform the school office if any of your contact details change.

We encourage parents and carers to arrange medical and dental appointments outside of school hours. However, if this is not possible, please send a note with your child for him/her to show the teacher and the office staff when they sign in or sign out.

Leave of Absence

According to the Department for Education guidelines, headteachers can only authorise leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. It is important to understand that parents and carers do not have an automatic right for their children to have time off for holidays in term time. If you wish to apply please complete a Leave of Absence Request form at least two weeks before and hand in to the school office.


Punctuality to school is very important. Only students who are present in their form room at the start of registration will be marked present. Students who arrive in their form room after registration has started will be marked late by their tutor. Students who arrive after the start of Period 1 (9.05am) must sign in at the office. Office staff will give late students their mark, however absence texts will be sent to parents and carers of students who arrive late but do not sign in at the office.