Road Closure w/c 12th March 2018

Dear parent / carer / visitor,

We have received the below notice from Yorkshire Water regarding the closure of Gliwice Way, near the Dome and Vue complex, which will start week beginning 12th March 2018.

The closure will take place for 10 weeks and will affect travel to and from XP and XP East, including the regular bus routes.

There is a map of the diversion below. Buses will also follow the diversion during this time.

Please give enough time to travel to and from XP and XP East during this period.

Thank you.

C22 York Dungeon Visit 12th March

Fieldwork to the York Dungeons will be on Monday 12th March for both Admiral and Skipper. The coach will be leaving promptly at 8.30am and students will require a packed lunch for the visit. Students should wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes becasue as part of the fieldwork experience we will spend some of the time outside. We intend to arrive back for 3.30, traffic depending.

Thanks for all of your support.

Mrs Smith

School Photographs – Thursday 15th March

School photographs will take place on Thursday 15th March (the first Thursday back after half term). We will be using Tempest – the same company we used last year.

They will take individual pictures of all students with samples being given to students to take home on the same day. All siblings (just those within XP & XP East), Crew and whole school photographs will also be taken.

You can then choose from a variety of packages and formats for your photos through their website. All details of which will be provided with the sample print.

C22 Spanish Extended Study

C22 students in Admiral and Skipper have almost completed their current “la salud” health and fitness expedition. Last week they were given a challenging task sheet entitled: “comer sano” (“healthy eating”) to complete in Extended Study / at home, and this is due for submission by Thursday 22nd February at the latest. Any students who have misplaced their copy, or who were absent, should see Mr Pearson for another one. As always, C22 are welcome to remain behind in supervised Extended Study sessions to receive help to complete homework tasks.

C21 Poetry Presentation of Learning – Reminder

Dear Parents

Just a reminder that C21 students will be performing their original poetry at the Point in Doncaster this Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 of February. Admiral are first up on Tuesday with the readings starting at 5.30pm in the cafeteria area of the gallery. Skipper are presenting on Wednesday again starting at 5.30pm. Students can make their own way to the venue if they are going home first but the majority will need to stay in school and we will make arrangements to transport students to the venue.

The evening will finish at approximately 6.30 pm. Students will be dismissed from the venue and will not have to return to school. We look forward to seeing you there!

C24 respiratory system assessment


Your end of expedition case study assessment of the respiratory system will be next week either Tuesday or Wednesday. Ive attached a revision quiz for extended study on google classroom which we’ll mark together on Monday. Also the website below is great along with BBCBitesize for revision.

Your learning target and supporting learning targets are:

I can compare and contrast the fitness of people from different classes in the Feudal System


  • I can label all the organs in the respiratory system
  • I can explain how exercise, smoking and asthma affect the gas exchange system.
  • I can explain how the parts of the gas exchange system are adapted to their function.
  • I can explain observations about changes to breathing rate and volume.
  • I can explain how changes in volume and pressure inside the chest move gases in and out of the lungs.


Fundraising for Duke of Edinburgh

Dear Parents / Carers / Friends / Family / Staff,

You will no doubt have heard of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, for the past seven decades, DofE has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

Here at XP School it is our mission to ensure that all students can engage with the DofE Award program and as part of the ‘Expedition Section’ to embark on some really challenging adventures.  We are currently raising funds to purchase equipment that will benefit students as they progress through their DofE Awards.

A group of C21 Students who are currently working towards their Silver Award have arranged a lucky 100 draw… better odds than the lottery… this is how it works:

☘️ ☘️THE LUCKY 100  ☘️ ☘️
You buy a number which costs £10
This raises £1000 in total which is split down the middle; £500 for fundraising and £500 for prize money
There will be 10 draws with the first being made on 1
st March 2018 Continue reading

C24 Admiral Extended study

Students in Admiral need to type up their form, language, structure and form on The Pardoners Tale.

They have written it up in the back of their books, this now needs to be written up on a Google Doc for Monday19th February.

Further information and rubric is on Google Classroom.