Dear Parents / Carers,
It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you in more detail of the Languages and Arts visit to Madrid in May next year. To confirm the date of the visit will be Monday 21st May 2018 – Thursday 24th May 2018 inclusive. The visit will include: travel and transfers; insurance; entrance fees to the Museums and Galleries; a tour of the Bernabeu Stadium; as well as breakfast and evening meals in a hotel in Central Madrid.
We believe that this visit is essential for students to develop their current knowledge of Spanish by providing them with real life scenarios in which to practise their language skills whilst in the beautiful Spanish capital city. In addition, students will also visit several galleries, to sketch a range of paintings by famous artists throughout the ages on the theme of War, which will support, give insight and first hand experience to develop their GCSE Artwork.
The cost of the visit, depending on numbers, is approximately £659, plus the cost of a passport if students do not have one. However, this cost could be reduced to £587 if we achieve the target of 35 students going on the visit. Payment of this amount can be staggered over the coming months, with an initial deposit of £50 required by Wednesday 4th October. Please pay this through your ParentPay account.
After the resounding success of last year’s visit we are looking forward to this fantastic learning opportunity for all of our Year 9 students to experience another culture. Please do not hesitate to contact me at school should you wish to discuss the visit in greater detail or you have any questions regarding the payment schedule.
From Thursday there will be a camera in operation in Doncaster Rovers Car Park 3 monitoring the parking.
They have informed us that there is a 30 minute window on the camera so as long as you take no longer than 30 minutes when dropping off or collecting your son / daughter you will not receive a fine.
For any Celebrations of Learning in future you will be asked for your car registration when signing in to school and this will be used to send to the company to eliminate any fines. This means that you must ensure you sign in for any large events.
For any other visits to school where you are required to park in Car Park 3 we have a tablet in the school reception which will allow you to register your number plate to ensure you will not receive a fine.
There should be no other instances where parents will be at risk of incurring a fine, but if you have any questions or concerns please just contact the school on 01302 898792.
Due to the level of demand last year, we will be holding two information evenings for prospective parents for both XP and XP East. These will take place on on Wednesday 4th October and Thursday 5th October.
The meetings will take place from 6:00pm at XP School on each evening. Both evenings will have the same schedule and will be appropriate for parents applying to either/both of our schools.
Please attend on Wednesday 4th October if your son’s or daughter’s surname is between A and K in the alphabet.
Please attend on Thursday 5th October if your son’s or daughter’s surname is between L and Z in the alphabet.
The evening will provide details of how we learn at XP through academically challenging learning expeditions, what you should expect from us and what we expect from you. This will include presentations from our students as well as a tour around the school where there will be activities taking place in different rooms.
We expect each evening to finish at around 7.30pm.
Please park in Doncaster Rovers FC Car Park 3 and enter the school through the student entrance gate at the bottom of the car park near to the builders’ cabins. If this is full we have been given permission to use Car Parks 1 and 2 as overflow. Please still enter through the student gate and not the main school entrance gate.
There will be an opportunity for parents/carers to ask any questions, all are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Head of XP School