FLU Vaccine for all year groups Catch-up

Thank you to all those parents who sent their consent for Flu vaccine and those who did not consent to the RDASH Vaccine nurses. The students who had consented received their vaccines at school today. The RDASH team of nurses are visiting those who were absent today on the 11th of December, 2023 on the Catch up program.

If you still wish for your son/daughter to have the FLU vaccine, then you can get this done at the FLU vaccine drop-in for secondary students. Dates and locations here.


Crew Pasteur have been doing our litter picking this week. This is part of our DOE and will do a litter pick every 2 weeks. We also do it to make our school clean and tidy.

Crew RPU/ABO cracking on with crew.

Ready to start our day……

Amazing crew today! Students read a book of their choosing they then gave an overview of what their book was about. Some students caught up on the news of the day and feedback to others. Everyone listened and showed respect. I am constanstantly impressed by our crew and how awesome they are.

We discussed secret Santa and agreed a budget and everyone picked out a name at random. Secret Santa will be on the 14th of December. Save the date.

BLOWN AWAY BY CREW…..keep up the good work!

Sharing our Stories: 17/11/2023

Beautiful Work This Week

Rail City

From Market Town to Railway City – The Railway Journey that Helped to Shape Doncaster.

This is an updated collection of all the beautiful work created over the last few years by students across the XP Trust schools, inspired by the centenary of the Flying Scotsman and the railway heritage of Doncaster.

This book has given us an opportunity to update the original content of the many rail expeditions, with quotes from experts and our community about the importance of railways, the steam engines built here and the ongoing rail-related business here that will help shape the future of rail.

Published to coincide with a centenary celebration visit from the Flying Scotsman, we humbly hope that this book, created by our students and a new generation of rail enthusiasts, will become part of our railway story.

Norton Infants march for Askern CRY Foodbank

XP Gateshead: ‘Unheard voices of WWI’ broadcast on Memory Lane Radio

XP Doncaster: ‘Do Your Bit’ Radio Broadcast

Top of the Blogs

Weekly Update for Families @ XP Gateshead

C30: Hearing the stories of mining @ XP

A big thank you from KS1 @ Plover

Smashed it! @ Norton Juniors

World Diabetes Day 2023 @ XP East

Jaffa cake fractions @ Carcroft School

Fantastic family learning @ Green Top

Tranquil Tuesday Reading Crew @ Norton Infants

We’ve got Vacancies at XP Trust!

Visit xptrust.org/vacancies to find out more and apply to #JoinOurCrew

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

C25 Presentation Evening

We were delighted to have C25 back in school yesterday for one final celebration of their achievements as they were awarded their GCSE Certificates.

We had the absolute honour of handing out some special awards which recognised where students had gone above and beyond expectations. These are listed in the presentation above. A massive congratulations to you all.

C25 – we are proud of everything you achieved with us and everything you are continuing to achieve. It was absolutely fantastic to catch up with you all; we couldn’t be more proud 🙂

If you were unable to attend to attend yesterday’s presentation, please contact the school office to arrange a time to collect your certificates.

The C25 Team x

PE roundup

This week has been another phenomenal week in PE. Monday saw 30 students turn up to badminton practice with fixtures coming thick and fast. The first being this Thursday, where we will host Sir Thomas Wharton and Ridgewood.

Tuesday saw our cheerleaders have their first session with Miss Bowser. There were plenty in attendance and we can’t to see the progress our students are making towards a final performance.

Wednesday we had another great turnout for Netball practice. We have fixtures organised for Y7/8/9. If any students want to give it a go, it is great to meet new people and gain fundamental skills towards lifelong physical activity!

Mr Currie and Mr Fawley had the opportunity to take eight Year 7 boys to a develop and play tournament against 7 other schools. The boys won 1 drew 3 and lost 2. The idea of the tournament was to give boys the chance to play in an extra curricular fixture with other schools while developing skills. This was a fantastic turnout by all schools and the courage, attitude and respect from every single student who took part was staggering.

Throughout the week our Y7/8/9 PE lessons have been delivered by club Doncaster students who are aspiring coaches and teaches. The way in which our students conducted themselves was fantastic and we look forward to the students coming in again to deliver sessions next week.

Finally we have a girls national cup fixture today which will see our Y7/8 football team go up against a school from the Lincolnshire area. We wish the girls good luck this afternoon!

Thank you to all our students who have engaged in PE and Extra curricular this week. The support we have had from staff, students and parents has been overwhelming.

Have a lovely weekend! Team PE.

Lost property

We still have a lot of unclaimed lost property from last term. If you see anything which belongs to your child could you please tell them to collect it before Friday. This will be located at the stairs in XP East. The unclaimed lost property will be sent to charity after this point. Thank you.

Y7 Football

Y7 boys have a football tournament at De Warrene tomorrow. The students who are playing have been informed. The boys will be setting off at 2.30 and returning at approx 5.30.

Students will need to bring: Warm clothing, trainers/moulded boots, Water bottle, shin pads (we have spares in school) and black shorts and socks if.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].