Dear Parents and Carers

Just a brief announcement to inform you that school will close at the earlier time of 2.15pm on the last day of term, Friday 20 July. This will allow staff to de-gunge the school and leave no trace for the start of the new academic year in August 2018.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuing support.

Best wishes for the summer,

Andy Sprakes

‘Make a Stand’ on Sine FM

Our Digi-Crew have been working with Jon Kelly from Sine FM to record their very own radio show, which will be broadcast across Doncaster on Thursday 19th July at 10am (and it’s so good, it’ll be repeated on Saturday 21st July, again at the time of 10am!)
The show focusses on when it is right to make a stand – the expedition from last term.  A big part of that expedition involved asking the community to make their own pledges, so we thought it was important to share our work with the wider world – and why not use our very own local community radio station to do so?!
Please tune in to Sine FM on Friday or Saturday (102.6 in Doncaster) to listen to this amazing show.  The whole show (including the music choices) has been put together and presented by our students!
We will post a “listen again” link to the show once it’s been broadcast.
Well done, Digi-Crew!

Message from FXP

Below are the winning raffle numbers and prizes. These are ready to collect from the office until the end of Friday.

Contact details update

All students have been given letters to take home. We need to check the contact details that we have on file for all parent/carers. We would also like you to provide us with you car registration details, we will be adding you to our permit list for Doncaster Rovers Car Park 3 until your child finishes at XP East.

If you need another copy of the letter please ask your son/daughter to come to reception, alternatively you can email

Sports Day – Thursday 19th July

Sports Day will take place on Thursday 19th July – the penultimate day of term. Field events as well as the 800m and 1500m will take place in the morning between 9-11am. Track events will take place in the afternoon between 12:30 – 3:15pm. Competitors are currently being decided during crew sessions. Students should obviously bring their full PE kit and include items such as water, sunblock and sun hats. Parents are welcome to attend – please sign in at the gate next to the stand.

XP’s Got Talent

XP’s got Talent will now take place in XP East. The time and date remain as originally advertised, next Monday 17:00 to 19:00 hours.

We warmly invite you to support our students and attend this end of year celebration.

Thank you!

Dear parents,

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has responded to our voluntary parental contribution letter! All this money will be ploughed back into expedition costs so your children will benefit directly.


Fieldwork reminder 11/07/18.

Tomorrow we are taking both C24 classes on fieldwork as part of the final HUMAN expedition of the year.

Students need to arrive at school between 7.30am and 7.45am, ready to depart at 8am prompt.

As a result of the hot weather please ensure your child fetches plenty of water – the recommendation is 2 litres. (no fizzy drinks, sports/energy drinks or milkshakes.)

Also essential is a hat and sunscreen and any travel sickness medication should your child need it.

Students will need to fetch a pen and pencil please.

Please see the previous post for further details and the mandatory kit list.

We aim to be back at school between 5.00 -5.30 pm, but as always we will keep you updated via the website and social media.

C24 extended study Spanish homework

Our C24 students have been set two homework tasks that are required for their next Spanish lesson on Thursday 12th July. They must complete their map with symbols and description of weather conditions in Spanish and share it with Mr Pearson AND complete the paper task sheet “el tiempo” on weather conditions.

Any student who requires extra support to complete these tasks is expected to see Mr Pearson or one of our Learning Coaches BEFORE their next session. This will be the final Spanish homework of this academic year.


XP East Y6 Transition Day

I was delighted to welcome our new students to XP East yesterday. There was no doubt about it, this was a memorable first step in what will be an incredible journey for the new members of our family.

This brief video shows some of the activities that they were involved in and provides a brief glimpse into the transition day itself. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with them, and we can’t wait for the new school year to begin.

Thank you to all involved, and we will see you on Tuesday 28th August at 7am for the Outward Bound residential to Aberdovey, Wales.