School Photographs – Friday 29th March

School photographs will take place on Friday 29th March. 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 year group 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.

XPosé 2019!

We’re delighted to announce that our XPosé conference will take place on Thursday 20th June this year. You can secure your place for this amazing day from Monday 25th March when tickets sales will open. Watch this space for details!

X21: Gold DofE Welcome Booklets

I am currently in the process of finalising plans for us to offer the Gold DofE Award Level.

X21 students that are wanting to do their GOLD DofE Award can now purchase their welcome booklets. (Students must be a minimum of 16 years old).

Welcome Booklets cost £29 each which will be charged through your parent pay account. After the 1st of April the cost goes up to £31.

Booklets can then be collected from the school office and the Gold level will be added to the participants existing eDofE account.

When students have complete their Gold Award at XP we will happily reimburse this amount to your parent pay account.

If you have any questions about the Gold award at XP please email me, however further information will be posted shortly.



X25 fieldwork this week

A reminder that year 7 students will be visiting sites of former quarries to study Doncaster’s rock strata this week.

7 Admiral will be going on Wednesday 20th March.

7 Skipper will be going on Thursday 21st March.

Students will need a pack up lunch, a pencil and clothes that will keep them warm and dry. Long trousers or bottoms will be needed as we will be going through some overgrown areas. Wellies are preferable as it is likely the areas will be muddy.

We plan to return to school by 3pm each day.

X23 “Elementary” Presentation of Learning

We would like to invite you to the Presentation of Learning for X23.

Skipper’s POL will be held on the 27th March

Admiral’s POL will be held on the 28th March

The presentation will start at 17:30 at XP school. Students will be delivering a lecture about the structure of the periodic table, the atomic structure, atomic size and chemical reactions. This is a vital part of the expedition for students as it allows them to express their learning and understanding from the expedition.

X23 Lunch for Friday 12th April:

Students will return to school on the morning of Friday 12th April from their DofE practice expedition.

The morning will be spent de-gunging expedition equipment at school.

Students will therefore be in school for lunch.

If students normally bring in a packed lunch this would need to be sent into school on the Friday morning and handed into the office for your child to collect. If this is not possible then you will need to order them a school lunch before the 27th March. Lunches cost £2.50 and will be added to your parent pay account.

Please make sure crew leaders are informed whether your child is having a packed lunch or needs a school lunch before the 27th March!!

Any problems please let me know.



C22 Silver Canoeing Group



Students from C22 gave up their Saturday to attend 6 hours of canoe training at Thorne canal.  They are learning the skills and techniques that are required to become competent while paddling the canoe. The next training day is Saturday 6th April 2019.

Countdown to Barcelona…

There are now only nine school weeks to go before around half of our X23 students embark on a visit to Barcelona! We are in regular contact with the travel company organising the visit, and are beginning to finalise the details.

Although comprehensive travel insurance is already included in the cost, can we please remind our parents and carers that – if they haven’t already done so – they are asked to secure a FREE European Health Insurance Card (E.H.I.C.) for participants so that, if need be, they may access health services in Spain in the event of an illness or accident? Click here to go to the NHS website where an EHIC can be ordered online free-of-charge.

Could we also respectfully remind parents and carers that payment for the visit may be made at any time, in instalments, via the Parentpay portal?

Thank you.

Teen Tech 2019

Nine students from E24, X24 and X23 took time out from their relaxing half term break today to come along to the Teen Tech event held at the National College for High Speed Rail and hosted by Maggie Philbin.

We met and worked with engineers, scientists and technology designers to complete a series of challenges throughout the day.  Freddi managed to breakdown and reassemble a mechanical seal in one of the fastest times of the day and all our students presented their idea for an Eco Bubble, a device that would allow damaged areas of coral reef or other endangered habitats to recover whilst offering a relaxing VR experience for virtual holiday makers!

We really enjoyed the day and gained some insights into careers in Science, Technology and Engineering.