A date for your diary….



Student will be presenting their learning from the Chefistry expedition on the evening of Friday 13th February.

The event will be held in the directors’ suite on the same corridor as the restaurant in the Keepmoat Stadium. There will be four different time slots for guests to attend. Each student can invite two guests. We do need to limit the number of guests this time unfortunately, due to the size of the room. More details on timings to follow.

Admiral Fieldwork at SHU

Students are identifying who benefitted the most from the trade triangle, with help from Sheffield Hallam University Students

Live Blog Admiral Fieldwork at SHU

Admiral Fieldwork – Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that Admiral will be out of school on Fieldwork tomorrow (we will leave school at approximately 10.15am) at Sheffield Hallam University and afterwards watching a west end production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Lyceum Theatre. We will have lunch in the Winter Gardens so students will need a packed lunch. The weather is forecast to be cold so warm clothing and sensible footwear is recommended and as we are visiting a theatre students must be dressed smartly (no jogging bottoms, football tops etc.)

Students will need to bring their University ID cards so that we can access University buildings without delay.

As mentioned in previous posts we are hoping to be back between 5.30 and 5.45. If there are significant delays we will allow students to contact you to update you with our arrival time at XP.

We are looking forward to an amazing day!

Thank you for your continuing support of our mission.

P.S. Remember Skipper it’s your turn on Thursday!!!

Sheffield Hallam lecture/To Kill a Mockingbird

Humanities and Arts will be taking all students to have a lecture on Slavery at Sheffield Hallam University before going to the Lyceum theatre in Sheffield to see To Kill a Mockingbird.
Admiral will be visiting on Wednesday 28th January and Skipper on the following day, Thursday 29th January.
We are asking that student dress smartly for the theatre, therefore no joggers and where possible for students to wear their XP T-shirts.
Students will need to ensure they are equipped with their writing equipment for their visit to the University.
All students (apart from those on free school meals) will need to bring a packed lunch.
There will be opportunity for students to purchase refreshments at the theatre although these are often expensive.
We are hoping to return approximately 5.30pm to school although this depends on traffic.

Student Photographs

Student photos will be on sale from Monday 26th January.

We have decided to sell the electronic copies to parents so they are able to print off as many copies as they like. We will therefore need either a current email address or USB stick to get the photos to you.

If you would like to view the photos before deciding whether to buy them, please come in to school and Miss Blair will be able to let you preview them.

Payment will be required in advance. Please see prices below.

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Timetable Change

We have decided to make one more (and hopefully final) adjustment to the XP timetable in order to fit PE and X Block into the school week a little better. The adjustments will mean that X Block will now take place Tuesday – Thursday with an additional JOLT session on Friday afternoons. The changes will only really affect students in the X3 group who will now have a PE session on a Tuesday and Friday, rather than just Friday. Continue reading