In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school we are asking all parents to only use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money. This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo.

Letters were sent out at the end of last week to all parents with details of how to activate their account or log in to an existing account they have.

We will only be accepting payment by ParentPay up to the end of this term. Any payments on or after the 6th June will need to be paid by ParentPay.

Please contact the office if you have not received or have any other queries relating to ParentPay.

Thank you in advance

XP Auction – Friday 10th June

The date for the XP Auction has now been confirmed. It will take place on


We will be holding an auction to raise funds for the school. We are looking for quality unwanted goods for the auction which can be a variety of things, for example tools, toys, homeware, fishing equipment, furniture, working electrical items, gardening equipment, unwanted gifts, baby equipment, etc.

If you have anything at home that you no longer need, that is in good saleable condition, we would be most grateful of it. Unfortunately, we cannot accept clothing, anything that is faulty/damaged or beds/mattresses. We are hoping to auction around 300 lots.

We would really appreciate it if you could have a rummage around at home and send into school anything that you think will be suitable for the auction.

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Books for our library.

A big thank you to Re-Read for donating 300 fictional and non fiction books to our school library. In return If you have any young children’s books that you no longer want or need please bring them to school and we will collect them on behalf of Re-Read so that others can share in getting free books for children.

Year 7 and 8 Boys Cricket

We have a cricket match against Campsmount School tomorrow (Thursday 19th) for boys in year 7 and 8. We will leave straight after school and should be back for approximately 17.45 ready for collection.

If your son is playing, they will need to bring their PE kit and a warm top.

Year 7 Fieldwork Reminder

Just a reminder that Year 7 are on fieldwork at Potteric Carr tomorrow and so will need the following:

Warm clothing



Water bottle

Sun cream if the weather dictates.

Many thanks.

Students will have weekly extended study associated with fieldwork to complete a piece of reflective writing that describes their experience in the reserve. This should be completed each week for the Friday session.

Grand Designs Book Launch

XP will be launching their second book at Potteric Carr’s Springwatch on Saturday 4th June and would love some of our students and parents to come along to help out at the event.

We will have a stall there selling our new “Grand Designs – Potteric Carr Nature Reserve: A Field guide for children” book. This was created by our current year 8 students in their Grand Designs expedition last year. We will also be selling prints from the book.

If you would like to help out on the day please come along and find our stall.

Download (PDF, 1.61MB)

Year 7 Extended Study Grand Designs

For Monday 16th May students are to produce a Google doc discussing what life was like in Victorian England.

In their doc they must use the text we have coded and their mind maps to discuss the following:

Queen Victoria, the British Empire, the developing industry, the differences between the rich and poor communities (to include education, jobs and housing.)