X23 SHU Criminology Fieldwork

Today X23 were out on fieldwork at Sheffield Hallam University, discussing themes around hate crimes and trafficking. Feedback from the staff and students who worked with X23 had only praise for the way they handled the work and discussions. X23 had a brilliant day and should be very proud of themselves.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 14th December

At XP and XP East we are participating in ‘Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day’. By popping on a festive top on Friday 14th December and donating £1.00 each to Save the Children, we could help save children’s lives all over the world.

Also to help our local community we are asking if you could also bring in the following items (which could be as simple as looking on your kitchen shelves):

Instant porridge, cup of soup, mug shots, instant noodles and pot noodles (anything that requires adding hot water to).  This is accessible for families who have already used the food bank and can no longer access it. The organisation is: Given Freely Freely Given who are based in Balby.

Crew Hahn: Academic Crew



On Thursday, in our academic crew session, Crew Hahn further developed their understanding about WW1 and empathy writing in support of their HUMAN expedition product. Students completed a ‘silent conversation’ around WW1 images and then studied a range of real diary entries from real soldiers on the front line. They did an amazing job! Well done Crew Hahn.



Leadership Changes

After a review of leadership at XP, Mr Said will be giving up his responsibilities as Head of School so that he can focus on developing high quality learning expeditions across the Trust. This change will also allow Mr Said to focus on ensuring his crew make outstanding progress at GCSE and that they are fully supported in the lead up to their examinations in the summer. I will assume the responsibilities as Head of School as well as supporting XP East in my role as Executive Principal.

This change will take place with immediate effect. Thank you all for your continuing support.

Andy Sprakes

X24 Presentation of Learning

Apologies:  This was posted earlier under the wrong year group.  It is X24’s PoL

We’re pleased to announce that X24’s Presentation of Learning events will take place on 17th and 19th December

Admiral:  Monday 17th December  5:00 – 6:30pm

Skipper:  Wednesday 19th December  5:00 – 6:30pm

Students will be showing their work and discussing their responses to the guiding question, “What does it mean to be human?”

More Lost Property

We have even more Lost Property items. If you recognise anything from the pictures attached please contact the office. The items will be kept in school for 4 weeks from the date of this post after which time they will be redistributed.

I have only had 2 items claimed from the lost property post on 9th November. The remaining items will only be held at school until 10th December which is a week today.

Please ask your child to claim anything that belongs to them from the office at XP School

Thank you


X22 DofE Silver cycling letter.

Here is the most recent letter regarding information for the Silver cycling expeditions. Some students took letters home last week but some of the information on these is out of date now.

Students can get a copy of this letter from the office next week or print off a copy of this and return the slip with your payment by Friday14th December at the latest.


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