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  • South Bank Academy Trust - Newsletter - Issue 5

    Published 13/08/18

    South Bank Academy Trust


    Issue 5 - July 2018


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  • School Uniform - Deliveries

    Published 19/07/18

    School uniform

    Delivery of orders

    To avoid incurring delivery costs to parents, all orders are delivered into school for collection. When the order is dispatched to school you will receive a text message from Schoolshop advising you of this.

    The only exception to this is for parents of pupils moving into Year 7 in September who ordered in school at the Year 6 parents evening events. These orders will be dispatched to home addresses free of charge.

    If an item is out of stock with Schoolshop, the order may be dispatched in parts or held until all items are available. Again, Schoolshop will send text messages to confirm dispatch and collection from school.

    During the summer holidays orders will be dispatched to school on two occasions only. Therefore uniform will only be available for collection from school on the following two days:

    Wednesday 15th August between 9am – 3pm


    Monday 3rd September between 9am – 3pm

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  • York High Presents.........

    Published 10/07/18

    The Houses!

    Ventus (Yellow)

    Ignis (Red)

    Terra (Green)

    Aqua (Blue).




    Current YHS students in Aqua will retain their current school tie

    Students in Ventus, Ignis & Terra will be provided with a new school tie when we return to school from the summer break.


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  • YHS Singing Invitation

    Published 12/06/18

     BBC's Songs of Praise invites you to a recording in York.

    Producers of the Sunday show Songs of Praise  are looking for singers in York to join them for a music recording at Our Lady’s Church, York.

    The music will be filmed for BBC One’s Songs of Praise and will be broadcast in future editions of the programme. We are especially keen for enthusiastic singers to join us, to lead the viewers at home in the singing.

    When: Saturday 7th July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

    Where: Our Lady’s Church, Gale Lane, Acomb, York, YO24 3WX

    To apply, please send your name and postcode, and the number of people taking part to

    Please include ‘York Recording’ in your subject header.

    They are asking that you apply for this free event as soon as possible, to enable them to cater for the correct number of people.

    If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at or call on 0161 873 7073.

    Songs of Praise has been championing Christian music for almost 60 years and continues to be enormously popular. For this to continue we need the participation of people in the local community.


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  • York High becomes an Academy

    Published 02/05/18

    On Tuesday 1st May 2018, York High School became an academy and part of the South Bank Trust.

    The trust has issued the following letter.

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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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