Dear Parents and Carers

Just a brief announcement to inform you that school will close at the earlier time of 2.15pm on the last day of term, Friday 20 July. This will allow staff to de-gunge the school and leave no trace for the start of the new academic year in August 2018.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuing support.

Best wishes for the summer,

Andy Sprakes

Contact details update

All students except C21 and crew Ennis-Hill have been given letters to take home today. We need to check the contact details that we have on file for all parent/carers. We would also like you to provide us with you car registration details, we will be adding you to our permit list for Doncaster Rovers Car Park 3 until your child finishes at XP.

If you need another copy of the letter please ask your son/daughter to come to reception, alternatively you can email

C21 and crew Ennis-Hill will be given their letters on Monday.



C24 Pop up theatre visit

Just a reminder that C24 students are going to York this Monday to watch A Midsummer Night Dream at the Popup Shakespeare theatre.

Students need to bring a hat, water, sun lotion and a packed lunch (students on free school meals will be provided with a lunch).

we will be leaving promptly at 8.30 and traffic allowing returning by 3.15.

****update*** Any travel sickness medication needs to be put in a clear plastic bag or envelope with the student’s name on it and instructions on how to take the medication. ******

Kate’s fundraising mission!

As part of C24’s expedition ‘Can Kindness change the world?’ Kate decided to ask for donations after last nights presentation of Learning.  Her aim was to raise £50.00 but thanks to the generosity of parents/carers/family members she raised £102.00!!

Fantastic work Kate!!

Sports Day – Thursday 19th July

Sports Day will take place on Thursday 19th July – the penultimate day of term. Field events as well as the 800m and 1500m will take place in the morning between 9-11am. Track events will take place in the afternoon between 12:30 – 3:15pm. Competitors are currently being decided during crew sessions. Students should obviously bring their full PE kit and include items such as water, sunblock and sun hats. Parents are welcome to attend – please sign in at the gate next to the stand.

Message from FXP

This is a big ask but if any parents/carers are attending either of the events this evening at XP/XP East and have a few minutes to spare, please, please, please, speak to one of the FXP crew when you get there!

Unfortunately we are even more sparse on the ground than usual due to work commitments this week, so find ourselves with half the usual crew and double the visitors to serve and we will be split between both schools. We are definitely up for the challenge, but we need your help so we can continue to support the kids!

If you are confident and comfortable to do so, we have raffle tickets that need selling ready for our end of year prize draw on Monday, with some great prizes ranging from chocolates to family tickets for days out!

As always, any help is sincerely gratefully received and genuinely makes a difference to how we can enhance the kids expeditions, whether it be donating your time, your bakes/cakes/books/prizes or by helping us to set up/put away etc.

Many thanks & see you later!


C23 Fieldwork to York

On Wednesday C23 are travelling to York to visit Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and watch a production of Macbeth.  The students will be seated but the theatre is open to the elements and the performance takes place during the middle of the day.  With this in mind, can you ensure that children have used suncream, have hats, bring plenty of water and a packed lunch.

C23 Celebration of Learning

This will take place at XP East from 5.30 until 7pm on Thursday 12th July.

Students will be staying in school from 3.15 and can bring a packed tea to eat during this time if they choose to.  They will not be allowed off-site in between the end of school and the presentation of learning.  We look forward to seeing you there!

XP’s Got Talent

XP’s got Talent will now take place in XP East. The time and date remain as originally advertised, next Monday 17:00 to 19:00 hours.

We warmly invite you to support our students and attend this end of year celebration.