Millthorpe School

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Millthorpe School
Millthorpe School.jpg
Established 1985
Type Community school
Headteacher Trevor Burton
Specialisms Languages, Science
Location Nunthorpe Avenue, Millthorpe
York
North Yorkshire
YO23 1WF
England Coordinates: 53°56′56″N 1°05′26″W / 53.948893°N 1.090469°W / 53.948893; -1.090469
Local authority City of York
DfE number 816/4229
DfE URN 121706 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1021
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Former name Nunthorpe Grammar School
Website Millthorpe School

Millthorpe School is a coeducational secondary school located in York, North Yorkshire, England.

Admissions[edit]

The school comprises five blocks lettered A-E, and has over 1,100 pupils and 200 staff. It teaches a wide range of subjects from information technology to manufacturing.

It is situated in South Bank, York, and can be accessed via the A59 Scarcroft Road. It is close to two primary schools in Scarcroft Primary School and Knavesmire Primary School. It is also closely located to the former Terry's chocolate factory.

History[edit]

Millthorpe School is the successor to Nunthorpe Grammar School, one of two single sex male state grammar schools in the City of York, which opened in 1920,[1] and Mill Mount Grammar School for girls, whose pupils moved to the Nunthorpe site.

Nunthorpe Grammar School[edit]

Nunthorpe Grammar School was centred on Nunthorpe Court, a large Victorian house built in 1856. The house was adapted to meet its new role as a school in 1920.

At first the school was entirely contained within the mansion. Now the house is used purely for offices and staff rooms, the Headteacher’s office being situated in what was the main bedroom. The school was added to at various stages as it grew in popularity. In 1927 a new wing was opened, containing four new classrooms, an art room, two storerooms and a cloakroom. The stableboys’ sleeping quarters from the old house were converted into a new school library. The stables themselves were converted into two laboratories. Even the stable yard was pressed into service. It was roofed over and became the assembly hall, and later still the school’s dining room as it still is to this day. The current hall and the completion of the quadrangle classrooms came in 1937. In 1959 the gym was added as well as what was for the next 25 years to be known as the “new block”, the building containing laboratories and classrooms. A Sixth Form block was added in 1974, although this block is now used for science laboratories and languages classrooms. In 1984 a new sports hall was built.

Mill Mount Grammar School for Girls[edit]

This was a girls' grammar school on Mill Mount Lane, also known as Mill Mount Girls' Grammar School. Until 1974 it was administered by the City of York Education Committee, then North Yorkshire County Council until 1985. In 1965 there was a plan to turn York comprehensive by 1970, with Nunthorpe and Mill Mount joining to become a sixth form college, and the two other grammar schools becoming a comprehensive. In 1985, this school site became All Saints RC School.

Millthorpe Comprehensive[edit]

Millthorpe Comprehensive School opened in 1985 when the city changed over to a comprehensive system.

Academic performance[edit]

The school gets above-average GCSE results.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Nunthorpe Grammar School for Boys[edit]

These names are according to year(s) spent at the school, starting with the earliest. Undated alumni are at the end in alphabetic order.

Mill Mount Grammar School for Girls[edit]

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