NEU Teachers Union Strike Days

Hello Parents / Carers

Please check your emails as we have sent our XP School parents and carers a letter to inform you of the plans we now have in place for our students in relation to the upcoming NEU Teachers Union Strike Action days.

Many thanks for your continued support,

XP School Office

E-Scooter Update from South Yorkshire Police

Please see the attachment from South Yorkshire Police regarding E-Scooters.
Due to this directive from the local authority and South Yorkshire Police, we are unable to allow students to store these scooters in school.

E-scooters are also not covered by insurance whilst on site and for security purposes we strongly encourage them to be left at home.


Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation with this matter. 

XP and XP East School

Message from PE

Welcome back and Happy New Year. The timetable has changed which means the PE days have changed for some year groups. Please check the days you have PE and make sure you are prepared for your session. If you have PE session 1 and 2 come to school in your PE kit and then bring a change of clothes for the rest of the day. If you have PE session 3, 4 and 5 you will need to bring your PE kit in your bag to get changed into.

PE kit- sports t- shirt, tracksuit bottoms/shorts or sports leggings/ jumper and trainers. The weather is still cold so bring lots of layers if you are outside for PE.

Cheers Team PE

Y11 GCSE Revision Support

We would like to appreciate everyone who came to our GCSE Support evening. We hope you found the information useful and that you and your son/daughter feel more confident about where and how to access revision support for each subject.

We know there was a lot of information to take in on the night so we have attached the presentation for you to go through again in your own time.

As mentioned at the evening, the GCSE Revision Support website is now live with subject specific resources, links to Y11’s 2023 calendar, our current revision timetable and lots more information for students and parents. Please bear in mind that this is a work in progress with new links and information being added as we speak!

If you do have any more questions, here’s a reminder of who to contact (please include your child’s Crew Leader in any emails you send.)

Citizenship[email protected]
Spanish[email protected]
English[email protected]
Maths[email protected]
Science[email protected]
History[email protected]
BTEC Sport[email protected]
Art, Craft and Design[email protected]

If you have any other questions your feel weren’t covered in the presentation, please contact your child’s Crew Leader or Phase Lead: Angella Parker for XP East ([email protected]) and Mel Cocliff for XP ([email protected])

We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a massive ‘well done’ to all the Y11’s who have completed their Student Led Conferences over the past few weeks. This was their opportunity to reflect on their mock exam grades (which most did with honesty and integrity!) and discuss how they are going to keep focussed and motivated during the next few weeks leading up to exams.

Thank you all for your support.

Angella and Mel.

I wish I could draw like this…

…..but I can’t! I’m really glad that Ayten chose to share her art work with her mother during her SLC this afternoon. She was very perceptive in terms of her progress, and showed integrity when interpreting the data, but the stand out moment for her audience was seeing the exceptional levels of craftsmanship and quality that she puts into her sketches. It needs a wider audience – superb work, Ayten!

Apprenticeship information and vacancies 2023

Gov.uk website – you will need to create an account to apply for an apprenticeship or to receive notifications
Intermediate – Level 2 apprenticeship (Same level as GCSE)
Advanced – Level 3 apprenticeship (same level as BTEC/A Level)
Some apprenticeships start at level 2 and progress to level 3
The start date is just a possible date – this is flexible depending on when you finish school. They will change the start date for a suitable candidate
st leger homes apprenticeship online event

st leger homes women in construction apprenticeship online event

Doncaster council apprenticeship online event

arborist apprenticeship and teaching assistant apprenticeship

Free Electron Microscope Webinar

Good Morning,

As part of ‘You Give Me Fever’ students have been learning about different microscopes including the electron microscopes which can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds! Sadly we don’t have one!

This week X27 students have looked at onion cells through a light microscope, magnifying up to 400x and making a labeled biological sketch. Here’s an image of what they were looking at!


Next Wednesday students are able to join a free webinar held by Oxford Brookes University. They will be using their electron microscope and explaining how it works, showing images of up to 10,000,000x magnification!

To register for the event, scan the QR code or follow the link below.https://brookes.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w0zVUJD-Tbe9XYnxIbjmbA

Y11 GCSE Information Evening

We would like to remind all Y11 parents that we are holding a Y11 GCSE Information Evening at XP East this Thursday, 26th January, 5pm-6:15pm.

This evening will focus on providing information about exam layout/content, exam dates, revision/work required for each exam and component. Subject leads and teachers will also be around if you have any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Mel & Angella

Tracey Neville MBE

Students at XP/XP East had an amazing, inspirational afternoon listening to Tracey Neville talk about her career. Tracey discussed the impact that being an elite athlete has had on her and how her career in sport has led her to where she is today. Tracey spoke about the barriers she has overcome in her career and how amazing playing and coaching elite teams has been and still is. We even got a photo at the end and were able to ask her questions on her career.

What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

Extra Curricular This Week

Another busy week of sport coming up for our XP and East students,

Wednesday 25/1/23- Badminton Club- 3:30-4:30- All welcome

Thursday 26/1/23- KS3 Badminton Finals- 3:15-5:00- Team sheet up on Tuesday

Also on Thursday- KS3 Girls Football V Ridgewood @ Home- 3:15-4:30- Team sheet up Tuesday.

Any questions please contact Mr Stables.