Year 8 students’ HPV vaccine available in the New Year.

An email has been sent to all parents/carers of students in Year 8 today. (Please check spam mail if not received). The Electronic consent link is attached for all parents to access and fill the form online; whether you do not consent or consent, the RDASH team would appreciate a response from each student’s parents/carers (this saves phone calls home asking about consent or not). The HPV vaccine will take place at school on 31 January 2024, so the link will need to be completed two weeks before this date. Thank you for responding to the link.

XP and XP East meet with Rav from ‘A little History of the Sikhs’

As part of our expedition Do your bit! students have been learning about the role of propaganda in WW1 and how people from across the British Empire answered the ‘call to arms’. We welcomed Rav Singh, the founder of ‘A little History of the Sikhs’, to XP. Rav spoke us about the role of Sikhi soldiers in WW1, how soldiers carried out their beliefs and practices on the battlefield and helped us to understand the experience of Sikhi soldiers.

As we work towards answering our HUMAN expedition exploring the guiding question: ‘Why do we need to honour all those who made sacrifices during WWI?’

A big thank you to Rav for taking time to speak to us.

C26 History Around Us fieldwork

On Monday 15th January 2024, E26 Explorer and E26 Pioneer will be attending fieldwork to Wabtec as part of their current History GCSE unit: ‘History Around Us’  site study of the Doncaster Plant Works (now Wabtec) which is situated in Hexthorpe. Students will be transported to the site via coach. 

Pioneer will be visiting the site in the morning and Explorer in the afternoon. 

PLEASE NOTE X26 Skipper & X26 Admiral will be attending the same fieldwork on Tuesday 20th February  2024. A further reminder of this date will follow in the coming weeks.

Admiral will be visiting the site in the morning and Skipper in the afternoon. 


Morning visit: 9:00am – 11:30am

Afternoon visit: 1:00pm – 3:15pm 

Students will need the following equipment: pen, pencil and water bottle 

If you have any questions about this fieldwork, please contact your child’s crew leader or Mrs Hannam ([email protected]

C29 First Week Back Plans

We are pleased to be able to share with you the first week back plans for C29, as outlined below:

For the most part of the week, students will be based at their respective school (Tues, Wed, Fri) and completing fieldwork for one day (Thurs).

Key points outlined here:

  • Students will be walking to their fieldwork destination on Thursday and therefore it is important they wear appropriate footwear.
  • Students will require items from the kit list in order to support fieldwork.
  • Students will require a packed lunch for Thursday’s fieldwork.
  • Students will be required to attend from 8:30am every morning and will be dismissed at 3:15pm each day.
  • Students will be completing physical activity in school and should therefore come dressed appropriately with suitable footwear.

Should you have any questions about our first week back plans, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s Crew Leader who will be happy to support you further.

We hope you have a wonderful Summer and look forward to seeing you in the new academic year!