Immersion fieldwork to SHU 5th & 6th January

Students will be going on fieldwork to SHU (Sheffield Hallam University) as part of the immersion into their new STEM expedition.

Skipper will be going on the very first day back, Monday 5th January.

Admiral will be going on Tuesday 6th January.

We will be travelling to SHU by minibus shortly after the start of the school day. However it is important to note that we expect to be back at school at 4.30 pm on each day. We will keep you updated on the day if there are any traffic delays through the school website.

Your son or daughter will need a packed lunch, as usual we will provide one for those who normally receive free school meals. We will be indoors for most of the day, but it is still likely to be quite cold as we move from room to room so students will need to wrap up warm.

Thank you from Friends of XP!

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Celebration of Learning event on 18th Dec. Special thanks to all those who donated raffle prizes and made buns and cake pops. We raised £230 from the refreshments, raffle and tea towel sales. Please note that you can still purchase tea towels from XP, they cost £5 for one or £9 for two all profits on these will go into the FXP fundraising pot, which supports current and future students to enjoy expeditions.

Raffle winners:

1st – 2 driving lessons, courtesy of Blink Driving school – Dalton Hicks (196-200)
2nd – £25 Dunelm voucher, courtesy of Dunelm, Wheatley Hall Rd – Claimed (16-20)
3rd – £25 Dunelm voucher, courtesy of Dunelm, Wheatley Hall Rd – Claimed (341-345)
4th – £25 Dunelm voucher, courtesy of Dunelm, Wheatley Hall Rd – Claimed (81-85)
5th – £20 Gift Voucher, courtesy of Vasey Valentine, Mexborough – Claimed (231-235)
6th – Hot Stone Massage, courstesy of Bodytix Wellbeing, Balby – Lyle Haines (66-70)
7th – Wine – Holly Scott (361-365)
8th – American sweets – Toby Williamson (301-306)
9th – Slipper pamper box – Claimed (76-80)
10th – Vodka – Abbie Williams (31-35)
11th – Body cosy set – Claimed
12th – Heroes – Rhys Smith (251-255)
13th – Prosecco – Claimed (121-125)
14th – Wine – Lyle Haines
15th – Wine – Mary Waring (126-130)
16th – XP Tea Towel – Claimed (111-115)
17th – Mulled wine – Claimed (6-10)
18th – Cashmere gift set – Asten Quinton (326-330)

For all unclaimed prizes please collect them from Miss Blair in school. Please note if you won an alcoholic prize a parent/guardian will need to collect it

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Friends of XP

FXP info for this week

THURSDAY 18th DECEMBER – Anyone who has volunteered to help with the refreshment stall can arrive from 15.45, this needs to be set up and running from 16.30. Please confirm to Julie Brewster if you can help.

All donations of cakes, buns & biscuits need to be at the stall for 16.30.

All raffle donations need to be at the stall asap on Thursday.

Also looking for volunteers to sell the raffle tickets!!

FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER – PJ Movie day tickets are available to buy for £1 from Miss Blair. They get the movie, 1 raffle entry, popcorn & pop. Surplus cakes & buns from Thursday evening will be available to buy on Friday at a reduced price.

Thanks for your support from Friends of XP!!

Celebration of Learning Update

Dear Parent

The venue for our ‘Celebration of Learning’ has now changed to the restaurant at the Keepmoat Stadium which means that we can accommodate more people. I have issued students with a letter and a reply slip which needs to be returned as soon as possible, a link is attached below.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to you celebrating with us on Thursday!

Best wishes

Andy Sprakes

Celebration Letter

Friday 19th December

Friends of XP would like to invite each student to PJ movie day on Friday 19th December!!

Tickets are £1 and on sale from Monday, come in your pyjamas (warm clothing) and enjoy a Christmas movie. FXP have kindly purchased popcorn and pop for everyone and your ticket will give you entry into the movie raffle for your chance to win one of the chocolatey prizes.

Merry Christmas from Friends of XP!

Festive P.E.

On Tuesday the 16th December all students are invited to wear festive head wear for their P.E lesson in the afternoon. There is no swimming so all students are to wear P.E. clothing and trainers as normal.

Photographs Monday 15th December

On Monday the 15th December XP School have a photographer arriving to take individual, crew and whole school photographs. Please could all students wear their XP polo shirts or hoodies.  If students do not have XP school wear then something appropriately smart may be worn. Thankyou.

Friends of XP

FXP has started fundraising efforts to support current and future students for field trips & expeditions. We will be running events throughout the year so please do support us in any way you can.

FXP will be selling refreshments, buns and cakes at the Celebration of Learning event on Thursday 18th December, any surplus will be available for the students to buy on Friday 19th December. FXP will be running a raffle on the 18th, we have some fantastic prizes already donated including:

2 free driving lessons with Blink Driving School
Hot Stone Massage
Vasey Valentine Gift Voucher
Wine & Chocolates

Thanks for your support!

Friends of XP

Well done, Mary!



Well done to Mary Waring who recently competed in a Yorkshire Level gymnastics competition for ages 11+. Mary and her team from Elmfield Gymnastics Club competed in four disciplines: vault, bars, beam and floor. Mary performed tremendously coming second on the beam and third on the bars and helped her team to overall second place in the competition.

What a star!

Well done Mary! Everyone at XP is really proud of you!

Friends of XP Goodies

We had our first Friends of XP meeting tonight. To kick off the fundraising some of the parents kindly brought in delicious homemade cakes and cookies. Students are welcome to make a small donation tomorrow if they wish to sample them.