50 Years Of Minsthorpe


In February 1969 Minsthorpe Community College was officially opened by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

To celebrate this 50 year anniversary we are hosting a series of special events involving students, parents, staff and the community.

These include:

William Shakespeare

English: Minsthorpe Shakespeariance (A Mid-summer Nights’ Dream)


D&T and Creative: 50 Years Celebration Event (Photography Work, Choir, Drama, Pianist, Hospitality & Catering Providing Retro Refreshments)

Test Tubes

Science: 50 Years of Scientific Discovery during British Science Week

NSPCC Number Day

Maths: NSPCC Number Day


PE: Aerial Photo of Students on Sports Day

National Careers Week

Minsthorpe Access Point: National Careers Week (Minsthorpe Students and their Careers)

Apple Macintosh

CDM: ICT over 50 years

Minsthorpe From The Air

SMSC and Parent Voice: Memories of Minsthorpe


SocVoc: Medical Changes over 50 Years


MFL: Bon Anniversaire Minsthorpe

Time Capsule

History: Time Capsule

Man With Magnifying Glass

Year 6: Minsthorpe Investigates

College has set up a Facebook page and invite the community to share memories of their time at Minsthorpe. There will also be a pin board and cards in College Reception and at Parents’ Evenings to enable messages to be written and shared.

Student assemblies will celebrate the 50 year theme and all students and staff will receive a commemorative pen.

Happy 50th Birthday Minsthorpe!