Lost Property

Good morning. All lost property will be laid out in the Drama space at XP for students to collect items belonging to them. Anything that is unclaimed will be sent to charity after school closes tomorrow. Please encourage your child to have a quick look.  Many thanks and have a great summer holiday.  XP Office Team

When XP School in Doncaster opened as a Free School in  September 2014 the story of its journey was only known to a handful of people. Now five years on, the ‘How We XP’ book launched this Summer, shares the journey to Outstanding and internationally acclaimed school and growing Multi-Academy XP Schools Trust.

Written by the CEO and Executive Principal for the XP Schools – Gwyn ap Harri and Andy Sprakes – the book’s narrative charts their journey and focuses on the design principles which make the school different and dynamic. 

‘How We XP’ – a 200 page paperback – is, as described by the authors, a true story, a manual, a guide, a document to share and an invitation to try something different – to be the change. 

The school signage carries the words ‘Above all Compassion’ – ‘How We XP’ is all about that. It’s an inspirational piece of work too, which has been described as ‘half story, half instruction manual, half call to arms. That equals one and a half – it’s that good’.

Preparing students for the real world is one of the most important things a school can do. This book answers many questions often asked at XP – including, how are you different, do you still follow a curriculum with expeditions at the heart of what you do and quite simply – how does XP work?

It’s all here in ‘How We XP’.

You can purchase your book from the school office or order online by clicking here.

Big Picture Learning are recruiting!

Big Picture Learning, based in Bentley, Doncaster, are recruiting for a Provision Coordinator.

They will be interviewing potential applicants w/c 13th August – if you want to be considered you must ensure your application is with them by 9am, Monday 10th August 2019.

Salary is main scale TPS or L1-6 dependent on skills

To apply please send a brief letter and CV to gail@bigpicturedoncaster.org.

To find out more about Big Picture Learning and this role click here.

Last Day of Term

Just a reminder…… On Friday school will close at 1.30pm and there is no provision for students to stay in school.  Can you please ensure arrangements are made with your child for collection etc.  Many thanks.

NCS Fundraiser Friday 19th July









As part of our NCS social action, we have been tasked with supporting a charity and hosting a series of fundraising events. Our groups will be coming into school this Friday to raise money and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust. We will be in school from 8AM – 1PM. We are asking that students and staff wear something red for a donation of £1. 

We will also be hosting a bake sale and glitter / face painting stall. 


All funds raised go towards our charity and improving the lives of youths suffering with cancer. We appreciate your help to support this worthy cause. Thank you in advance on behalf our NCS groups, we will see you all on Friday.

Posted on behalf of Helmsley NCS Groups 6 and 7.

X25 reminder for Theatre visit tomorrow

Just a reminder that all X25 students are going to York tomorrow to the popup Rose Theatre to see The Tempest.

The weather is due to be warm and sunny so it is really important that students bring a bottle of water (no fizzy drinks are allowed), sun cream and a hat.

Students also need to bring a packed lunch with them.

We plan to leave at 8.30am and traffic allowing we will hopefully be back at 3.15pm.

X22 Spanish Extended Study

Last week, X22 had their final extended study task, to prepare a revision topic from the year, ready to teach for a 5 minute slot to their peers this week. Here are the students still working hard, preparing and delivering presentations on media, cinema, TV programmes and health. Well done X22.

Opportunity to help the Air Ambulance

With sports day approaching this Thursday some of the year 11 students have arranged for some stalls to be incorporated around the periphery as part of their NCS social action project and in order to raise money for the Air Ambulance charity. There will be opportunities to enter raffles, tombolas, penalty shoot-outs and more… all for a great cause so please bring some spare change if you intend to come and spectate. Additionally if anyone would like to donate prizes to go toward the raffle then please drop them in at the office.

Class of 23 Barcelona mash-up

Further to the photo storyboard shared with our guests at the recent Barcelona Celebration of Learning, I’ve created a mash-up of the visit, featuring our class of 23 touring Spain’s second city.

Enjoy the highlights of our stay!