Instrumental Music Lessons

Lessons will be starting in the first week back following our term break. Follow the link below for timetables. There are tabs along the bottom of the screen to see the different times for different instruments.

There are a couple of quirks with our calendar though. Some Mondays and Friday we have extra training days, so I will work with the music teachers to see how we might rearrange these. Also because we are a new school and have started later than others, we will only be able to fit a maximum of 30 lessons in this year. The money you have paid covers up to the dates on the timetable (the February term rather than January as the letter stated).

If there are any questions (or errors) please email me at

Link to lesson timetables

Cancellation of after school activities

We are sorry to announce that due to Student Led Conferences taking place this week, we are having to cancel Football practice this Tuesday and Craft Club this Thursday which normally take place after school.
The Doncaster Rovers Foundation after School football club on a Friday afternoon will continue to take place as will Homework club.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Student Led Conferences – October 13th-17th

Dear families
A letter regarding Student-Led Conferences went home with students today. This will be a chance for you to come into school and look at work produced by your son/daughter in their first term at XP.
Crew Leaders will contact you this week to arrange a time for you to visit that is mutually convenient.
We are really looking forward to seeing you!
Best wishes
Andy Sprakes

Please find a copy of the letter attached below:


Announcing Friends of XP

Dear Parents / Carers,

We are delighted to announce that we have been putting steps in motion over the past few weeks to lay the foundations for a Friends of XP group.

The aim of the group is to enhance our children’s learning experience through events and activities which will bring the home, school and the local community together, whilst raising funds to enrich our students education.

We are looking for three parents, hopefully with relevant experience to create the framework for our Friends of XP group. Please note this steering group will not necessarily be the committee of the group. The committee will be democratically voted in at the first Annual General Meeting.

If you are interested in being involved in our steering group please email Kate ap Harri, by 17th October

Once we have your replies, we will arrange the first steering group meeting. The exact date and time of this is to be confirmed.

Best wishes,

Kate ap Harri
Volunteer of XP

Cinema visit to see The Giver

It is the Humanities and Arts fieldwork trip to see The Giver at VUE Cinema tomorrow. Unfortunately the weather is not meant to be very good. All students need to ensure that they are wearing appropriate footwear and have a waterproof coat/jacket for the walk to the cinema.
Thank you.

realsmart Student Portfolios

On this coming Monday, 6th October, the team from realsmart will be showing students how to use their new learning portfolios. The realsmart portfolios will become an important part of our students’ learning and development throughout their school career.

To ensure that all students are able to access the realsmart portfolio and take part in the session, we are inviting them to bring in their own device. Students may bring their laptop, tablet or smart phone which should enable them to use the features of realsmart.

If students don’t have access to a portable device that they can bring in, each classroom is equipped with a number of suitable devices which can be used and so students are very welcome to use those. We now feel it is appropriate to invite our students to bring in their own devices on set days, if they wish, to support them in their studies in line with our ICT acceptable usage policy.

Best wishes

Fieldwork to see The Giver at the Cinema 7th October.

A letter has been sent home today to inform parents of a trip to the Vue cinema to see The Giver, a text we are currently studying as part of the Humanities and Arts expedition.
If there are any questions about the fieldwork please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Thornton at School or via email.
Thank you.

Humanities and Arts- Meeting Experts

Last week both Admiral and Skipper group had the opportunity to ask questions to two experts, Norman Edmanson and Liam Scully.
Norman has a great deal of experience of industry within Doncaster and Liam Scully is Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers Community Foundation. The students were asking questions to gain a greater understanding of what makes a successful talk 2
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Field Work: Thursday 18th September

Just a quick reminder to all parents and students. We will be doing a short piece of fieldwork on Thursday over at the site of the new school. The weather forecast looks as though it may be a little wet, so can all students bring their waterproof jacket and wellington boots! Lunch arrangements and timings of the day will remain the same, just remember to pack clothes to keep dry!