Donate Bulbs for gardening club:

Our gardening club have been working really hard on improving the look of the front area near the school entrance. It’s coming along really well and within the next couple of weeks we hope to have the weed membrane and new bark put down.
We would like to plant a long row of bulbs along the green fence that would bloom all year round.
If you have any spare bulbs or would like to donate any to us we would really appreciate them.
Please hand any donations into reception.

Many thanks,


Gardening club tool request

This year we have about 20 students that have chosen to join gardening club for their DofE activity which is fantastic. However, this means we need more equipment. If anyone has garden forks they don’t use anymore we would really welcome them!

We also need more outdoor sweeping brushes and gardening gloves. At the moment we don’t require anything else and we have very limited storage for gardening equipment till the new school is built.

Our eco green house is nearing completion so we are hoping to be growing some vegetables in there in spring.

Many thanks for your support.

Kate & The Gardening Crew.

Also, students need to have a parent/carer sign the welcome letter to state that they have permission to attend and use our equipment. If you haven’t done this please download the letter attached and return ASAP

Download (PDF, 272KB)

Congratulations Bronze Award Holders!

Here are the first group of students at XP to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award! what a wonderful evening we had. Year 10 put on a fabulous display of what they have done throughout their bronze programme which started back in August 2016.

If any year 9 students and parents would like the information pack that was available for them last night, please ask your crew leaders for a copy.

Excited about 2017 Bronze & Silver!

DofE Bronze practice expedition:

If you need to get in touch with me urgently during the expedition weekends the phone number to contact me on is: 07551 753631.

Please remember there is a kit check after school on the Thursday evening before the expeditions. Students will also pack their rucksacks at this time with their group. Rucksacks will then be left at school overnight.

Please make sure students arrive for 7am prompt on Friday morning in appropriate hiking clothing.

As previously mentioned, mobile phones and other electrical devices are not permitted on expedition. Each group has been allowed one iphone which has been decided between the group with their crew leader. These phones will be given to the group for emergency use during the walks but will be collected in when they reach the campsite. Students are not permitted to phone home during the expedition. Students will be reminded of this during kit check.

Many thanks for your support.