From Thursday there will be a camera in operation in Doncaster Rovers Car Park 3 monitoring the parking.

They have informed us that there is a 30 minute window on the camera so as long as you take no longer than 30 minutes when dropping off or collecting your son / daughter you will not receive a fine.

For any Celebrations of Learning in future you will be asked for your car registration when signing in to school and this will be used to send to the company to eliminate any fines. This means that you must ensure you sign in for any large events.

For any other visits to school where you are required to park in Car Park 3 we have a tablet in the school reception which will allow you to register your number plate to ensure you will not receive a fine.

There should be no other instances where parents will be at risk of incurring a fine, but if you have any questions or concerns please just contact the school on 01302 898792.

Thank you.

Due to the level of demand last year, we will be holding two information evenings for prospective parents for both XP and XP East. These will take place on on Wednesday 4th October and Thursday 5th October.

The meetings will take place from 6:00pm at XP School on each evening. Both evenings will have the same schedule and will be appropriate for parents applying to either/both of our schools.

Please attend on Wednesday 4th October if your son’s or daughter’s surname is between A and K in the alphabet.

Please attend on Thursday 5th October if your son’s or daughter’s surname is between L and Z in the alphabet.

The evening will provide details of how we learn at XP through academically challenging learning expeditions, what you should expect from us and what we expect from you. This will include presentations from our students as well as a tour around the school where there will be activities taking place in different rooms.

We expect each evening to finish at around 7.30pm.

Please park in Doncaster Rovers FC Car Park 3 and enter the school through the student entrance gate at the bottom of the car park near to the builders’ cabins. If this is full we have been given permission to use Car Parks 1 and 2 as overflow. Please still enter through the student gate and not the main school entrance gate.

There will be an opportunity for parents/carers to ask any questions, all are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This week in Crew 7AP…

We’ve started to read ‘Lion: A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierly.  For those of you not familiar with the book – or the film! – ‘Lion’ tells the true story of how the author, Saroo, finds his way home from Australia to a remote village in India, 25 years after becoming lost in Calcutta when he was just five years old.

We’ve read the prologue this week, and we’re already starting to wonder and ask questions: How did Saroo become lost? Where did he come from? How did he end up in Australia? Will he be reunited with his family?

Reading ‘Lion’ together as a Crew will allow us to unpick and discuss our character traits, as we’ll be looking out for examples of compassion, respect, courage, integrity and craftmanship and quality (there are lots of examples throughout the book, but I won’t give too much away at this stage!)

We’re also looking forward to using Saroo’s journey to do some more focussed work in lessons, as we continue to work towards answering our first expedition’s guiding question: “What makes a successful community?”

Mrs Parker.


C24 (Year 7) X and P students – Extended Study – Spanish

Our new students have been asked to complete homework on Spanish numbers 1-15 and on asking and giving ages. They need to record their answers on the double-sided work sheet reproduced below:


As always they are welcome to receive extra support in supervised Extended Study after school, and I will be present on Thursdays to offer this help if needed. For both 7X and 7P students this Extended Study homework is due in on Weds 27.09.17.

XP School – OFSTED Report

Many congratulations to staff, students and parents of XP School on their stunning Outstanding Ofsted report.

We have witnessed their dedication, commitment, passion and expertise at first hand over recent months, and they are certainly setting the standards that we too are aspiring for.

Find the report below:



Learning devices at XP East

All students have now had input concerning the use of ICT from Mr ap Harri this week, and consequently the use of personal devices from home such as laptops and tablets are now permitted. These should be used for educational purposes only.

Such devices will enable students to use resources that can potentially transform the way that they engage with their learning, but with this comes great responsibility. Stay tuned for updates on how we will be using Google Apps and other ICT approaches.

This ‘Acceptable Use of ICT’ policy was signed during the meetings with either myself, Mr Said or Mr Sprakes during the induction meeting process before the Summer holidays.

Devices will be connected to XP School’s wifi system, and consequently all student internet usage is monitored via the Smoothwall filtering and firewall software.

We have a store of Google Chromebooks in school for students to use if they do not own a device. We understand that devices ordered by parents from Freedom Tech will be delivered next week.

School Fixtures Approaching!!

We have school football fixtures beginning as early as next week! Could any student who would like to be involved please attend training this week – Girls on Wednesday after school (3:30 – 4:30) and boys on Friday after school (3:30 – 4:30).

Fixtures next week;

Monday 18th Y8 Boys away at Campsmount (approx return time 17:30)

Wednesday 20th Y10 Boys away at Campsmount (approx return time 17:30)

Players will require their own shorts, socks (black) boots and shin pads in order to play.

Also: A plea to anyone who has an orange shirt (or shorts/socks for that matter) from last season – please return it as we are desperately short on numbers!!

Any questions don’t hesitate.

FXP are selling Purple Voucher books to raise money for the school. Please speak to the office or inbox FXP on their Facebook page if you would like to be one of the first in Doncaster to receive the new Purple Vouchers Book! These are available to buy NOW, priced £22 and full of voucher offers and discounts that can be used both locally and nationally for the whole family. They are valid until Dec 2018! If you would like to have a look through before purchasing, that’s fine, just ask at the office if you can have a quick browse through one.

Each one sold through us, directly benefits the XP Trust community and is the equivalent of donating £5 straight to the school, except this way, you all get to benefit too 🙂.

Thank you so much for your continued support & don’t forget to spread the word.


FXP Family quiz night! – Friday 13th October at 6pm

#FXP would like to invite you to their first social event of the school year!

They are hosting a FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT, with a mix of questions on different subjects covering separate eras, so that **all** ages are able to take part

They can’t wait to welcome all our crew, new & existing to what promises to be a fab, FUNdraiser to start the year!

Letters will be handed out in the carpark/after school soon & tickets will be available to pre-book only for this event, so that we can be sure to cater for all our guests! (Please return your entry form/payment with any special dietary requirements by Friday 6th October please).

Get your thinking caps on & your team together there are prizes for the best name and a mixed hamper prize for the winning team!

Tickets priced £20 per table/team and includes a cold buffet – maximum table/team size of 6 people. All ages welcome! See you there