X22 Cycling Expedition cancelled:

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the cycling expedition this year due to there being too few students to make up an expedition group.

Any students that have already paid can get their money back from reception.

These students will now join the hiking expeditions and I will discuss this with them during DofE on Friday.

Crew leaders have been informed of the situation.

Many thanks




Lost Property

Please see the new items left in lost property below. Please ask your child to call at the office in XP School to claim their belongings.

Any items not claimed within 4 weeks will be redistributed.

National Citizen Service Letter to Parents X21

A booklet with the covering letter below, will be given to all X21 Students today to bring home.

Dear Parents,

You may not be surprised, but we have been working to secure an amazing End of Year 11 / Induction to Year 12 experience for our students.

I can now announce that, in conjunction with our fantastic partners, Club Doncaster, all our Year 11 will take part in a THREE WEEK experience, with all major costs covered by our school.

The three week experience is provided through the National Citizen Service, and will be from Monday 1st July through to Friday 19th July.

The first week is a residential activity adventure from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.

As this is done through a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider, this week will sign off the residential element of the DofE GOLD Award, if our students choose to continue the programme either at Post 16 or in the future..

The second week, again Monday to Friday, is another residential at Worksop College where students will work as teams to create a Social Action Project.

The final week will be to work with their teams to deliver the social action project they planned in the previous week in their local community. Bus passes will be provided to fund transport to and from the placement.

We hope you agree that this is an amazing experience to top off Year 11 and prepare our students for Post 16 at XP. We understand that a minority of students will choose to follow a different path at Post 16, but this opportunity is for all.

We will provide more information throughout the year, but if you have any burning questions, please contact the school.

Thank you for your amazing support for our school from the beginning, we will never forget it.

Best wishes,

Andy and Gwyn


X21 Fieldwork: Blood Brothers 5th Feb

We have secured an amazing opportunity for all of X21 to see Blood Brothers at Sheffield Lyceum for students to revise their GCSE set text.

This will be an evening performance. The coach will leave XP School at 6pm promptly on the 5th Feb. If students could be at school for 5.45pm, so that we can register them beforehand, this would be appreciated.

Students should make arrangements to eat before they meet us at school, as time will be limited in Sheffield.

Students should wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes.

The coach should return back to school at around 11pm, traffic dependent.

Thanks for all of your support!

X25 Extended Study

All students have been set some exercises in Hegarty Maths on perimeter. These are due to be completed by next Tuesday 22nd Jan.

In addition, as usual, students need to earn 1000 points this week on ttrockstars. This will be checked on Friday evening at 8pm (18th Jan)

X22 Fieldwork – Leeds Art Gallery

On Thursday 24th January, X22 Skipper will be going on fieldwork to The Leeds Art Gallery and X22 Admiral will go on Friday 25th January.

We will be setting off from XP School at 9am, students are to register with crew leaders at 8.30 as usual and then meet in the heart of the school to re-cap fieldwork protocol, before we leave.

Students will need to bring a packed lunch to eat whilst we are at the Gallery.

We expect to return to school for 3.15pm.


The Celebration of Learning for X22 students will be on the 6th and 7th February. Students will be presenting their art work and discussing how they have chosen to represent last term’s guiding question: Who were the Vikings? The evening will begin at 5.30pm with a short introduction by our students followed by an opportunity for parents to view all students’ artwork and speak to students about the process and thinking behind their work.

Skipper students will present their work on Wednesday 6th February and Admiral students on Thursday 7th February.

We look forward to seeing you.


X21 Spanish Speaking Exams

X21 have now finished the speaking element of their Spanish mocks. A huge appreciation to all students for your hard work, courage and resilience this week, and preparation in the time running up to the mocks. Keep this up, and good luck for the rest of your exams!