C24 – Wishing you success in your GCSEs

Year 11 (C24), On behalf of myself and everyone at XP Doncaster Secondary Schools, I wanted to wish you lots of success in the forthcoming GCSE examinations which start this week. We sincerely hope all of your hard work pays off.

It has been an absolute pleasure to see how you have used the D6 provision to support your learning, extended study sessions after school and lunchtime revision sessions to support your revision. These will continue throughout the exam period for any last minute revision.


XP Careers – Doncaster Council Apprenticeships

Doncaster Council’s award winning Apprenticeship Team will be holding two face to face Insight Sessions on upcoming apprenticeship opportunities, giving individuals (and parents/carers) the opportunity to learn more about roles and careers at Doncaster Council.

The sessions will be held at Council Chamber, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU onMonday 30th May at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. The sessions will involve an introduction from the Apprenticeship Team, presentations from recruiting managers who will talk about their latest vacancies and some of our current apprentices will be talking about their experiences working at Doncaster Council.

The two sessions will focus on different occupational areas:

2:00pm – 3:00 pm Session 1 Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session – Manual Trades (Construction/Engineering)

Available apprenticeships include:

• Electrician • Plumber • Plasterer • Gas Fitter • Highway Operative• Vehicle Mechanic • Arborist (Tree Team)

3:30pm – 4:30pm Session 2 Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight – Business/Professional apprenticeships

Available apprenticeships include: • Accountancy • Business Administration • Learning Mentor

To attend, you must register through the following Eventbrite links (Friends, parents and carers are also welcome to attend). You are welcome to  attend both sessions, but you must register on each one:

Session 1- Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session 1- Manual Trades Tickets, Mon 30 May 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Session 2- Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session 2- Business/Professional Tickets, Mon 30 May 2022 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with joining instructions.

There will be an opportunity for question and answers towards the end of the session. If you would like to submit a question beforehand, please email to apprenticeships@doncaster.gov.uk

For more information please email apprenticeships@doncaster.gov.uk

Year 8 HPV boys and girls vaccinations

Friday 17th June 2022. All students in current Year 8 will be able to have the HPV Vaccination from the RDASH NHS Nurses arriving in school. Consent links have been sent to all parents via email. Parents need to click the link and send asap consenting or not consenting for the HPV vaccination. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine/ If there are any issues with not receiving the link from school, then please contact your child’s Crew Leader to resend the HPV Link or nmawby@xpschool.org

iPad Scheme Important Update

A high number of student iPads are being returned to the Edutech workshop with damaged screens. Our insurers are now implementing a £50 excess to any claims for broken screens where a screen protector is not applied to the device. 

Parents will be liable to pay this excess if screen protectors are not applied. 

If you do not have a screen protector please ask crew leaders who can access these from school admins. 

Screen protectors and devices form part of our crew equipment check process so this is the responsibility of staff, students and parents to ensure devices are appropriately protected.

Y11’s Final Push!

We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break, and wanted to highlight some important steps for our awesome year 11 students as we push through their final weeks before their GCSE exams!

This is our final term for Y11 to prepare for their final examinations. All Government guidance states that exams WILL take place this year. Therefore, it is crucial that students are ramping up the amount of revision being completed to maximise the impact this is having. Staff continue to work hard and offer extra academic sessions as seen on our enrichment timetable to ensure students are best prepared for their GCSE’s – students also have a wealth of materials readily available to focus their revision around.  We ask that you support us by reminding them of the need to be working hard outside of school hours, too – any support or guidance you can offer at this time really will make a difference!

To further boost our Y11’s academic success, D6 also resumes this Saturday, 23rd April, from 9am – 12:30pm. We have only 7 more weeks of D6 after this: Saturday April 30th, Saturday May 6th, Saturday May 13th, Saturday May 20th, Saturday May 27th, Saturday June 3rd and Saturday June 10th! D6 is open to both Y10 and Y11.

It is also important to note that our Y11’s last day in school will be July 1st, 2022. 

Please also see here the final exam timetable for our 2022 GCSE Exams:

Please note that Spanish Speaking exams begin next week, Monday 26th April 2022. These are the first formal GCSE exams – wow!!!

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Crew Leaders, or ourselves at mcocliff@xpschool.org and aparker@xpeast.org.

Miss Cocliff & Mrs Parker x

Rounders Fixture

Wednesday 18th May away at Campsmount. Leaving school at 3.30 be back at XP at 17.15.

Please tick your name off on the fixture board near the PE changing room.

You will need PE kit, water bottle and trainers.

Any questions speak to Miss Bowser.

X28 Crew Darling (EWI) What do our HOWLS really mean to us?

During crew time, Crew Darling (EWI) have been looking at what our HOWLS really mean to us! Crew split into three groups, focusing on working hard, getting smart and being kind.. this was then followed with a fantastic presentation to the rest of crew, sharing their thoughts and ideas about HOWLS and how they can be the best version of themselves going forward!

Y10 Football Game Cancelled

Unfortunately after discussions with the other school involved in tonight’s match in the Y10 Doncaster schools football league, we have cancelled the game.

The fixture has been rearranged for next Wednesday, 18th of May to be played at XP.

Team sheets will be posted on the notice board on Friday,

Any questions please speak with Mr Stables

Reminder- Extra curricular clubs

This coming week we are running two fantastic clubs for our students to take part in!

These clubs are for both experienced players and newcomers who just want to try these sports for the first time.

Cricket- Mondays- 3:30 till 4:30

Rounders- Wednesdays- 3:30 till 4:30

Students are to meet at the changing rooms with full kit.

Any questions please speak with Mr Stables