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Two talented, young musicians from York have been secretly raising funds as a heartfelt parting gift to their beloved primary school as they prepare to leave Year 6 to go to secondary school this summer. The musical duo, who attend Scarcroft Primary School, wanted to raise funds to go towards the much-needed refurbishment of the...
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A new principal has been appointed to lead York High School. Gavin Kumar has been named as the York secondary school’s new principal and will take up the post in September, following the retirement of current headteacher, Rod Sims. Mr Kumar, who is currently Trust Associate Principal at Hope Sentamu Learning Trust in York, previously...
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Rod Sims, Headteacher at York High School, has been recognised for his ‘outstanding contribution as a Head Teacher within an education establishment in the North of England during 2023/2024’ at the Educate North Awards last week. Mr Sims clinched the award due to the profound impact of his leadership and unwavering commitment, which has significantly...
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Staff and students at Millthorpe School are celebrating the results of a recent Ofsted inspection which recognises the school as ‘Good’ across all areas. Following a two-day inspection in March, Millthorpe School, which is part of South Bank Multi Academy Trust, has been praised by inspectors for being an “inclusive community” where “pupils value difference...
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The South Bank MAT family of schools came together during the last week of term to raise money for a brain tumour charity in support of former Carr Junior and York High School pupil, Cain North. Pupils from all six schools belonging to York-based South Bank Multi Academy Trust (SBMAT) ran, kicked and passed a...
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Millthorpe School has been praised for its work on inclusion, becoming the first school in the city to receive the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). Following a lengthy process of self-evaluation, feedback and a formal two-day assessment visit from inspectors, Millthorpe has not only been awarded the IQM but has also been named as a ‘Centre...
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In conjunction with City of York Council, the ADHD Foundation is offering a series of webinars for parents and carers. The sessions are live, online session that are 90-minutes in length and have been tailored for parents/carers of children in York schools. The topics covered include: Understanding and supporting sensory integration Understanding and supporting ADHD...
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County lines and knife crime were the topics of discussion at Millthorpe School this week as students and staff welcomed award-winning author Christina Gabbitas into school. Christina spent the day with students in Years 8, 9 and 10, delivering workshops in which she talked about her journey to becoming an author and her motivation to...
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The headteacher at a York secondary school will step down at the end of the school year after almost three decades in education. Rod Sims, Headteacher at York High School in Acomb, says he is leaving with a ‘heavy heart’ after a period of illness last year has made him re-evaluate his priorities. Mr Sims,...
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Staff and pupils at Carr Junior School are celebrating the results of a recent Ofsted inspection which recognises the school as ‘Good’. Carr Junior School, which is part of South Bank Multi Academy Trust, has been praised by inspectors in its first inspection since becoming an academy in 2019. At its last inspection in February...
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