GCSE Results Day: 25th August 2022

The wait is almost over: GCSE results will be available for collection from XP School on Thursday 25th August between the hours of 9.30am-11.30am.

Please read the following information about the collection process:

  • Entry and Exit will be by the usual student entrance at car park 3. 
  • Each Crew will have a designated area within the heart of XP school (all students of XP and XPE will collect their results at XP School). 
  • Crew leaders will have the results for their crew. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to wait on the stairs whilst waiting for a space with their crew leader. 
  • Students can open their results envelope with their crew leader or leave school to open them.
  • If students want to speak to Crew Leaders after they have received their results they will need to wait on the stairs.
  • Students will need to complete a destinations form with Mrs Burns before leaving school. Mrs Burns will also be available to discuss next steps, if required.
  • If students are not able to come to collect their results they must email Miss Cocliff if XP ([email protected]) or Mrs Parker if XPE ([email protected]) from their school email account and request their results be sent to them.  Results will be emailed to their school account.
  • If students have any concerns about their exam results they must email Miss Cocliff or Mrs Parker in the first instance outlining their concerns.
  • Official GCSE certificates arrive in School late October and students will be invited to a presentation evening in November to receive their certificates.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all on the 25th, and can’t wait to see the results of your hard work, through the most challenging of times. Please remember that – as important as your exam results are – they are just a small part of your XP/XPE journey. We are all super proud of the young people you’ve grown up to be, regardless of what’s in the envelope.

Mrs Parker and Miss Cocliff

C25/26 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Hi, after a few years of Disruption, DofE will start back as normal in the new school year. For C25 and C26 this has prompted a slight change to plans, due to not being able to complete the Expedition through our normal route. We are therefore giving the students within year 10 and year 11 the chance to complete the award if they choose to.

To take part Students must:

  • Commit to staying behind one day at school to complete the planning.
  • Have good or improving HOWLs.
  • Commit to having one day out of school time and one day of the weekend to complete the expedition.

These students know that this is a possibility so please have a discussion with your son/daughter to ensure that they understand what a commitment this is.

We will start preparation for this in the second week of the new school year. I require students to email me at [email protected] to let me know if they are interested.

First week back: crew immersion

As Y7 and Y8 go off on their Outward Bound adventure, Y9, Y10 and Y11 will also spend the first week back with their crews undertaking various activities because, if we get Crew right, we get everything right 🙂

The plan for the week is above, and you will notice that it includes a coastal walk to Flamborough. Details of the coastal walk for each year group have been posted on separate blog posts:

Y9 (C27)

Y10 (C26)

Y11 (C25)

Crew Leaders will go through the kit list with crews before we break up.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Crew Leader.

#wearecrew

C25: Coastal Walk on 30th August 2022

As ever, we will be kicking off our first week back at school by regrouping and rebooting Crew.

On the very first day back – Tuesday 30th August – our C25 (new Y11) students will be going on a coastal walk to Flamborough.

Students should arrive at school between 8am-8.15am so that we can leave at 8.30am.  We are aiming to be back at school by 3.30pm, but will keep you updated on the day.

All students will be expected to bring the Outdoor Kit listed below:

  • Appropriate rucksack for walking.
  • Packed lunch (those on FSM will be provided with a school pack lunch.)
  • Water bottle: approx 2 litres (no energy drinks, milkshakes or fizzy pop)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Appropriate walking trousers/shorts/leggings for the weather.
  • Walking top/base layer; made from synthetic, man made material (polyester, nylon etc). This type of material removes sweat away from your skin keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather
  • Appropriate outdoor shoes (sturdy trainers, walking shoes or walking boots are compulsory – no open toe sandals, canvas shoes or sliders)
  • Sun hat/Sun cream
  • Medication

For further information or questions please email your child’s crew leader.

Thanks!

C27: Coastal walk on 31st August

As ever, we will be kicking off our first week back at school by regrouping and rebooting Crew.

On Wednesday 31st August – our C27 (new Y9) students will be going on a coastal walk to Flamborough.

Students should arrive at school between 8am-8.15am so that we can leave at 8.30am.  We are aiming to be back at school by 3.30pm, but will keep you updated on the day.

All students will be expected to bring the Outdoor Kit listed below:

  • Appropriate rucksack for walking.
  • Packed lunch (those on FSM will be provided with a school pack lunch.)
  • Water bottle: approx 2 litres (no energy drinks, milkshakes or fizzy pop)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Appropriate walking trousers/shorts/leggings for the weather.
  • Walking top/base layer; made from synthetic, man made material (polyester, nylon etc). This type of material removes sweat away from your skin keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather
  • Appropriate outdoor shoes (sturdy trainers, walking shoes or walking boots are compulsory – no open toe sandals, canvas shoes or sliders)
  • Sun hat/Sun cream
  • Medication

For further information or questions please email your child’s crew leader.

Thanks!

C26: Coastal walk on 1st September

As ever, we will be kicking off our first week back at school by regrouping and rebooting Crew.

On Thursday 1st September – our C26 students (new Y10) will be going on a coastal walk to Flamborough.

Students should arrive at school between 8am-8.15am so that we can leave at 8.30am.  We are aiming to be back at school by 3.30pm, but will keep you updated on the day.

All students will be expected to bring the Outdoor Kit listed below:

  • Appropriate rucksack for walking.
  • Packed lunch (those on FSM will be provided with a school pack lunch.)
  • Water bottle: approx 2 litres (no energy drinks, milkshakes or fizzy pop)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Appropriate walking trousers/shorts/leggings for the weather.
  • Walking top/base layer; made from synthetic, man made material (polyester, nylon etc). This type of material removes sweat away from your skin keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather
  • Appropriate outdoor shoes (sturdy trainers, walking shoes or walking boots are compulsory – no open toe sandals, canvas shoes or sliders)
  • Sun hat/Sun cream
  • Medication

For further information or questions please email your child’s crew leader.

Thanks!

Descendants 2022!

What a fantastic evening the Dance and Drama Club had last night! After a full day of rehearsals on their first day of the summer holidays, they performed their rendition of Descendants to an audience of family and friends. The atmosphere was amazing, everyone enjoyed the performance and the audience turn out was great! The students worked hard all year round to produce this show and the hard work paid off. It was lovely to see them shine and share their beautiful work through Performing Arts. The Dance and Drama Club can’t wait to get started on next year’s show!

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We hope to gain more members in September and hopefully they will join the XP Dance and Drama family, a group full of wonderfully talented human beings!

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#PerformingArtsForTheWin

Lets Bowl!

Well done C25!

40 students enjoyed a game of bowling on the last day of term.
Students celebrated great attendance, HOWLs and praise points.

Here comes Year 11!!

Happy Friday – here’s a selection of beautiful work from across the XP Trust this week, for the last time this Academic Year!

Thank you for joining us for another great year of beautiful work and stories from across the XP Trust – we hope you have a wonderful summer!

We’ll see you in September!

To read about other stories from across the XP Trust, visit xptrust.org/stories
#WeAreCrew

Reminder: X26/Year 9 Presentation of Learning

The website has been a hive of activity of the last few weeks celebrating all the wonderful things that have been going on in school. In case you missed it – year 9 (X26) have their PoL on Wednesday 20th July at 4pm in XP school for their ‘Hold Back the River’ expedition, we look forward to seeing you there!

Madrid 22 Visit – Celebration of Learning

A few weeks ago some of our C25 and C26 students viewed priceless paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh and Dali, relaxed with an ice cream in the Buen Retiro Park, enjoyed a sociable meal out, and rode some scary roller-coaster rides…all over a long weekend in Madrid. This culminated in a Celebration of Learning event last Friday, during which our students invited their parents to view their work journals, and shared their memories and highlights in fluent Spanish or English. The video below was shown at the end of the evening, and we would like to appreciate all the students for their hard work in making this such a success.

C25 Bowling

40 students from X25 and E25 are going bowling on Thursday 21st July 10-12.30. Students will be walking from school with staff members. Food and drinks are available on site if students would like to purchase any.

All students have a letter if they are gong on this fieldwork, please can they return this to their crew leader.

Any questions please email or contact school.

C25 Bowling

40 students from X25 and E25 are going bowling on Thursday 21st July 10-12.30. Students will be walking from school with staff members. Food and drinks are available on site if students would like to purchase any.

All students have a letter if they are gong on this fieldwork, please can they return this to their crew leader.

Any questions please email or contact school.

Extreme Weather Update

I am sure you are all aware that the Met Office has issue the first ever RED extreme heat warning for Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July, as temperatures will build this weekend and early next week for
much of England and Wales.

As a school we will be following government guidance:
● Avoiding outside sports and activities
● Reducing break times outside and eliminating them altogether if we feel the need when we assess the heat and amount of shade on the day
● Continuing to ventilate classrooms as much as possible including opening windows and doors earlier in the morning
● Moving lessons to the downstairs floors of our school buildings wherever possible
● low intensity PE sessions only will take place on these days
● Children will continue to have the opportunity to fill water bottles

Where we are able to have fans in classrooms we will do so to support the ventilation

We ask you to support for the rest of the term by:
● Encouraging your children to wear loose fitting, light coloured and comfortable clothing which supports them to keep cool
● Ensuring your children apply sun cream before attending school and have sun cream to reply if they need to;
● Ensure your children have sun hats
● Encourage your children to bring their water bottles

Change of POL for X28

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the X28 Presentation of Learning from XP School on Tuesday 19th July to Wednesday 20th July due to the rising temperatures.

Year 7 students would like to invite you to their Presentation of Learning. This presentation is the final one for year 7 until their next one in year 8! It is a great opportunity to see all the learning your child has done during their expedition “What a Wonderful World”. This will start at 4pm and last until approximately 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there.