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Weekly Round-up - 12/01/2018


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  • And the winner is.........

    Published 21/12/17

    And the winner is.........

    ......(drum roll).....

    Thanks to all of our students and generous parents, grandparents and staff who bought a ticket and helped us raise £190 for the Year 11 prom!

    The winner of the Christmas Hamper is:...
    winning number - PINK 296
    and the name of the lucky winner is Mrs Chapman!

    Thank you again for your generosity.
    Merry Christmas to all

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  • "Go Bright" for Children in Need

    Published 10/11/17

    Friday, 17th November

    "Go Bright" for Children in Need

    York High is pleased to announce that next Friday will be a non-uniform day in aid of Children in Need 2017.


    The theme this is year is “Go Bright” and so we are expecting to see lots of brightly dressed pupils and staff. Get the neon nail polish out along with those vivid eye shadows.


    (Please note, Go Bright does not extend to hair colour - usual school rules apply)

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  • CYC - Admissions consultation 2019

    Published 25/10/17

    Admissions consultation 2019

    The annual admission arrangements consultation started on 16 October 2017 and is open until 1 December 2017. The consultation contains the admission policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area that detail how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2019/20 academic year. 

    Once again, all admissions authorities in York have agreed to undertake a joint exercise for the benefits of parents/carers, children and other residents, which include: 

    • The City of York Council on behalf of community and voluntary controlled schools.
    •  The governing boards of voluntary aided schools. 
    • The academy trusts of (single) academies. 
    • The trust board and local governing committees of MATs. 

    During the consultation period, we will be sending each school's governing board/local governing committee a survey asking for governors' views on admission arrangements and published admission numbers, as well as any other comments that schools may wish to make regarding the admissions for 2019. The survey should be completed by each school once, following a discussion by governors, and can be accessed here.

    We are also consulting with the residents and general public, but are especially seeking the views of parents/carers who have children who will start or change schools in September 2019. These views and comments can be submitted in a public-facing online survey, available at, by email to, or by post to School Services or any of the schools and academies that are jointly consulting. We request that all schools add this information into their school newsletters and other communication, so that potential consultees are made aware of this consultation.

    The groups of children who will be considered under these policies include: 

    • Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
    • Children currently in Year 1 at an infant school. 
    • Children currently in Year 5 at a junior or primary school. 
    • Children currently in Year 10 at a secondary school who may want to continue into sixth form at a school. 

    The consultation closes at midnight on Friday 1 December 2017. After consultation, all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements by Friday 28 February 2018 in line with the  school admissions code. All draft policies and documents can be accessed online at and if governors or headteachers wish to discuss these arrangements, please do contact Tom Chamberlain in School Services on 01904 551554 to discuss further.

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  • Shared Respect Project - UPDATED

    Published 25/09/17

    Are you or is your child an 11-14 year old student in Years 7 or 8 at York High School?

    If YES, Teesside University is recruiting 50 students to take part in the Shared Respect Project.

    The Shared Respect Project wants to learn what young people know about respecting others and how we can help young people in England to protect themselves. If you are interested in taking part in the project or want more information then please email Jennifer Cassarly at

    Students who take part in the study will be entered into a drawing for a £40 Amazon gift card.

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  • Breck Foundation

    Published 22/09/17

    Next week, York High will be joining other secondary schools across the city to raise awareness about keeping yourself safe when online gaming.


    We are working in partnership with the national charity Breck Foundation to run assemblies with all of our Year 9 students. Students will receive a presentation on Wednesday 27th September from Lorin Le Farve who runs the charity.

    Lorin Le Farve's son Breck was tragically murdered by an adult who had groomed him through contact on gaming sites.


    To support the charities work we will be holding a City Wide ‘No Tech for Breck’ non-uniform day for all students on Friday 29th September at a cost of £1 per student.

    In addition to wearing non-uniform all students, teachers and parents are asked to use no social technology for the day including mobiles and tablets.


    More information on the excellent work of the Breck Foundation can be found on their website,

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  • Pupil Planner Update

    Published 19/09/17
    ** Parents / Carers **
    Unfortunately there is a printing error in the Pupil Planner.
    On Page 5 it states that the last day of the Summer Term is Friday 20th JUNE 2018.
    The last day is actually 20th JULY 2018
    Please could you check that your child has updated their planner.
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  • Parkour Adventure Trail

    Published 14/07/17

    Parkour Adventure Trail                                                   

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  • Wednesday 26th July - Last Day of Term

    Published 11/07/17

    Wednesday 26th July - Last day of term

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  • Aspire Week - Year 10's

    Published 27/06/17
    YHS Aspire Week
    Monday 17th - Friday 21st July
    Year 10's will be taking part in our Aspire Week, providing them with the opportunity to investigate an extensive number of career sectors and help them begin to consider their future after York High.
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  • Year 11 Revision & Exams

    Published 09/06/17

    As of next week Year 11 Pupils will only be required to attend school for their timetabled revision sessions and GCSE Exams. See the timetable attachemnt below for details of when pupils are required to be in school. If pupils have no exam or timetabled revision session they will come to pupil reception and be signed out to go home for personal study. They must not just walk off school site.


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  • Conga Time for RND 2017

    Published 29/03/17

    On Friday 24th March 2017, in aid of Comic Relief, YHS held a non-uniform day, and students & staff took part in a giant conga on the astro turf.

    It was an amazing sight, everyone dancing as the music played out - we do hope the neighbours enjoyed watching the fun!

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  • Oliver!

    Published 24/03/17
    JUST OVER ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!! Have you booked your tickets to see our school production of Oliver on Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th April - show starts at 7pm. Tickets are available from the finance office priced at £3 for adults and &pou
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