It’s Christmas (XP Style)!!!!

How we XP- a stunning Christmas tree created by the 250 XP students IN JUST ONE DAY! Students made a selfless wish for someone else this Christmas, near or far, some of those people they’ve never even met. Stunning wishes ranged from kindness to our planet, to kindness to relatives in hospital…politicians were even shown some kindness (can you imagine)! XP, above all, prides itself on its compassion. You might call it the ‘butterfly effect’- a single butterfly beats its wings and it creates a magnificent ripple, or product in this case.

We’d love you to support our Christmas campaign this year, by bringing in gifts for the Balby Food Bank, which has been especially affected by Doncaster’s recent floods. Foodbanks always need the essentials, but treats at this time of year make the world of difference. Selection boxes, chocolate, new socks, kids gloves- all would be greatly appreciated!

Crew Bronte Wellbeing Wednesday

Last week Crew Bronte researched and chanted some traditional skipping rhymes, and were transported back to their childhood. The results were both hilarious and quite remarkable (see how high Ben is jumping). Jump to it Crew!

X24 Superbug! STEAM POL 9th December

Students from both Admiral and Skipper will be presenting this terms learning to parents on 9th December. This will consist of two parts that link the final question of “Why should world poverty matter to us in Doncaster?”, We hope to see all X24 parents here to support such an awesome cause.

As an adjustment to the above, X24 Admiral will be presenting at XP East and X24 Skipper will be presenting at XP

Beautiful Work – KA X22

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Katie today,

She has demonstrated an excellent grasp of algebraic manipulation in intervention sessions.

She has then worked quietly in the library with me on Hegarty maths. I wanted to share her revision work, it is an excellent example of what is expected of X22.

Not only is Katie watching the video, she is also making excellent notes on the topics she is learning about.

It is this simple skill, that leads to the retention of the content.

So not only is Katie working hard, she is also Getting Smart.

XP16 Applications are now open for September 2020 study!

Please click the big XP16 button below to go straight to our application form.

For more details of our XP16 Diploma pathways and subject specific entry requirements, click here.

Need more information? I have great pleasure in inviting all XP/XPEast and external Y11 students to our XP16 Transition Programme Subject evening on Wednesday 8th January 2020 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm to be held at XPEast.

During the evening you will have the opportunity to meet with current Y12 students, subject leads, XP16 staff and discuss our XP16 Diploma pathways.

  • XP16 Oxbridge & Russell Group (ORG)
  • XP16 University & Higher Education
  • XP16 Blend
  • XP16 Vocational

Each Diploma pathway is different, all are equally as rigorous, tailor made, and each student offer will be a completely personalised learning experience.

To confirm your attendance and for us to provide you with this personalised experience during the evening, please click the link to complete the XP16 Transition Programme Subject evening form.

I have also attached some additional information and subject specific entry requirements for your further reference.

Whether you are an XP/XPEast or an external student applicant, whatever your path, wherever you want to go, whoever you want to become, at XP16 we will support you to be the best version of you.

I very much look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Yours faithfully

Mrs D Rigby

Girls Football

Girls Football Training Wednesday 11th December.

Football Game cancelled Thursday 12th December to be rearranged.

Football Game Monday 16th December away at Rossington 3.15-17.15

Maddie E, Leoni, Faith, Faith P, April, Sarenna, Millie, Abigail, Lydia, Cerrina, Safi, Maddie M


Thank you Miss O’Grady

Breakfast is served

This morning in Crew we all had breakfast together. Each student had different roles such as making toast,taking orders, making cups of tea or hot chocolate and finding news topics to discuss.
Every single student did a fantastic job fulfilling their role. We had a lovely start to the day 😁

XP. Ukes – Busking at Lakeside

We had a fantastic morning last Friday performing for the shoppers at Lakeside Village Shopping Centre. It was a great opportunity to get some performance  experience in public and we raised a massive £65 in just two hours. This will go towards hoodies for the group as well as buying children’s toys for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

We will be back on the 20th December to continue our fund-raising!

Well done Uke Crew!

XP Christmas Lectures (X23 Presentation of Learning)

Students in X23 will be presenting their final product/Presentation of Learning next week.

Students will be presenting their take on the annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures by delivering a lecture to pupils from the XP Trust Primary schools. They will be answering our guiding question: What was the path to Enlightenment?


Whilst the lecture is aimed primarily at our primary school-age children, parents and carers from X23 are of course welcome to join us to watch what promises to be a great show!


Skipper: Tuesday 10th December

Admiral: Thursday 12th December


Any parents wishing to join us, please park in the Rovers car park and arrive at the student entrance at 13.15 to be seated for a prompt 13.30 start. The lecture will finish at 14.30. 



XP. Ukes – Dates for your diary!

Friday 6th December 2019
9:45 – 11:45 Lakeside Village Shopping Centre – Performing for shoppers.

Friday 6th December 2019
18:00 – 19:00 XP School – Performing as visitors enter for the X21 Presentation Evening.

Friday 20th December 2019
9:45 – 11:45 Lakeside Village Shopping Centre – 2nd performance for shoppers.

Can members of the group please let me know in person if you have any questions or issues regarding these performances.

Mr Robins

X26 Presentation of Learning

We would like to invite Parents and Carers of X26 to their Presentation of Learning which will take place on the 16th December at XP.  The Presentation will start at 5.30pm and will last no longer than an hour and a half.

Students will present their learning on their current expedition Over the top! about World War one.

Students will be expected to stay in school between the end of school and the Presentation of Learning.  Parents/ Carers are welcome to send students with a pack up or bring them food into school at the end of the day.

We ask that all students dress smartly for the presentation of learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!


X22 Results

Next Wednesday students and parents of Year 11 are invited to come into school to receive their mock results.  Crew Leaders will be in touch with parents to allow you to pick a specific time between 1.30-5 pm.  The 15-minute time slot is where results are opened and a discussion about the results can take place if appropriate.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

All Together Now in X25!

Students in X25 were joined by members of the Conversation Club on Tuesday afternoon where they hosted a variety of different board games.

We particularly enjoyed catching up with those we have met previously and showing off our more competitive sides!

We were keen to show the asylum seekers that they no longer need to feel ‘isolated’ like they had previously told us, because they are welcome in our community any time!

Some students were involved in filming aspects of our final product today too, capturing the action using the specialist equipment with help from our expert, Geoff Hewitt. We would like to appreciate Geoff for allowing us to have this opportunity.

Filming our journey throughout the expedition helped us to reflect on just how much we have learnt. Later into the afternoon students took time to silently reflect on their thoughts and feelings. Some were interested to see how they had changed, and we were all moved by what we had heard and learnt over the past couple of months.

We would like to appreciate those from the Conversation Club who took time out of their day to come in and see us! We would also like to appreciate Mr Jackson and Mrs Mawby for providing transport to and from XP which made this possible!

Above all, compassion.