Training with Valencia CF

Earlier this week, two of our students were selected to join in a day activity with the Valencia Football Club!

The coaches and players put on an excellent event that was enjoyed by two keen XP School football players who have shown real commitment in their HOWL’s, in Spanish and in Sport. They joined others selected from around the UK at the INSPIRE SPORT event held in York on Tuesday 18th Nov.


Election of Parent Governors

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Rachel Scott and Mr Paul Haines have been elected to be parent governors of XP.

We would like to thank all of the applicants for putting their names forward. The governor support officer who oversaw the process was particularly impressed by the promptness and volume of the response.

New Schools Network video

This video has been kindly produced by the New Schools Network to promote their work and us. The support we received from NSN during our application stage was invaluable, and I believe that we wouldn’t have got our application through without them. Nathaniel Bellio was our lead contact there and he helped me massively. We owe Nathaniel and NSN a lot, so on behalf of everyone at XP… Thank you!

Parent Governor Election

Your Parent Governor Election pack has been sent home with your child today.

The pack includes a letter explaining the election process, two yellow voting slips and two brown envelopes. Instructions on how to vote are included within the letter, detailing the use of the envelopes and how to return them to school.

The count will take place on Monday 17th November at 12.30pm. Can you please ensure your vote is returned to school prior to this, otherwise it will not be counted.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.

STEM Fieldwork

Well done to Skipper and Admiral on their Fieldwork yesterday. Both classes managed to produce some excellent work in their science journals as we begin the immersion into our next expedition case study. Our students braved the elements to begin thinking deeply about weather, climate and the hydrological cycle as we look to further answer our guiding question; what is XP’s ecological address?


The red coats performing very well!

The red coats performing very well!

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STEM Fieldwork

Both Admiral and Skipper classes will be going out on fieldwork this Thursday, 6th November. The fieldwork will just be in the area around Lakeside and will take place during their normal class times. As the forecast is a little rainy we ask that students arrive to school prepared for outdoor work with waterproofs, warm clothes and wellington boots. We plan to go out and do the fieldwork unless the rain is torrential and deemed hazardous as this will form the introduction to the next case study of the expedition.

If there are any queries please get in touch!

Important Notice


Dear Parents

Just a brief notice to let you know that it will be difficult to access our side of the Stadium tomorrow and Wednesday as there is a funfair next to the East Stand. If you could use Car Park 1 to drop off and pick up students that would be much appreciated. Everything should be back to normal by Thursday afternoon.

Best wishes

Andy Sprakes