Upcoming C26 GCSE Spanish speaking exams

C26 (Y11) students will have their Spanish speaking exams on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April, which are worth 25% of their overall GCSE grade in Spanish. Our Y11 students have been working hard to prepare for these – the next few weeks will be crucial for continuing this preparation and revision.

To prepare, students should be practising past paper role plays and photo cards, and they should also be practising their General Conversation questions. To support them at home, friends and family could test them on these questions, and also reassure them about any anxieties they have about the exam.

We wish our Y11s the best of luck in these exams – ¡Buena suerte!

It’s national ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 13th December and we are asking if your child can come to school in their best Christmas themed jumper / t-shirt / outfit and donate £1 to ‘Save the Children’ to help kids around the world.

You don’t have to go out and buy a brand new jumper to join in with the day. You could just grab an old jumper and cover it with stickers, tinsel or whatever sparkly stuff that you have at home! Get creative! Have fun!

Here are a few ideas:

Just remember… Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is about more that just wearing silly sweaters – it’s about making the world a better place for children.

For more info, please click on the link below:


A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.

Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.

As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.

We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Chappell’s Crew Photos


“If I had known before what challenges were ahead of us I would have never agreed, but now, if another challenge like this came along, I would love to do it again. I never knew how far my comfort zone could stretch but now I am aware and know a bit more about myself”

“I will always ‘dig deep’ and ‘never give up'”

“I didn’t know the challenges were going to be this hard, but after doing them, I’d definitely do it again”

“I had fun when I did all the activities – I’d probably not be as afraid next time”


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Potteric Carr 23.4.15

Admiral and Skipper had a great session at Potteric Carr where they observed their species in their natural habitat, worked on the new path and created a new seating area to be enjoyed in the future by many other members of our community.


Training with Valencia CF

Earlier this week, two of our students were selected to join in a day activity with the Valencia Football Club!

The coaches and players put on an excellent event that was enjoyed by two keen XP School football players who have shown real commitment in their HOWL’s, in Spanish and in Sport. They joined others selected from around the UK at the INSPIRE SPORT event held in York on Tuesday 18th Nov.