X22’s Final Spanish Topic

Here are X22 hard at work discussing and writing an exit ticket covering their thoughts on the environment, our final GCSE topic. So how should we protect the environment? X22 responded thoroughly today, a very current topic indeed.

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:


X23’s tonal self portraits looking amazing!

Y10 have been working extremely hard to get their tonal self portraits finished for their ‘Christmas Style Lecture’ that is due to take place next week.

Pupils have looked at portraits through history in order to help them with their own self portraits.

Pupils have been asked to plan a background for their portraits to show aspects of their character and what makes them who they are. They have all been asked to create a rough plan in their sketchbook. Here are some examples:

Pupils now need to complete their background and mount their tonal self portraits onto them.

Here is one in progress:

Im looking forward to seeing this piece of work completed and displayed next week! Well done X23! Keep up the fantastic work!

Last call – Proposed Visit to Madrid 2020

Thank you to our E24 and X24 parents of students in Year 9 that have paid the initial deposit for the Madrid 2020 optional fieldwork visit. We’d like to respectfully remind the parents of students that have indicated they wish to join us, that the initial deposit payment required by the travel company to secure the booking must be made via the Parentpay portal by 3.30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 3rd December please.

In the event that insufficient payments are received, then regretfully the proposed visit to Madrid cannot take place and any payments paid so far will be refunded.

Thank you.

Mr Pearson

Last Day of Term

On the last day of this term, Friday 20th December 2019, and all other half terms going forward, school will be closing for all students at 1:30pm after Crew for staff to prepare for the new term. There will not be any provision for students to stay after this time so all students must leave at 1:30pm.

Reminder POL X24 Thursday 5th December

Just a quick reminder for X24 Parents and Carers. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday .

Students in X24 Skipper and Admiral will be presenting their learning from our expedition Small Change on 5th December at 4.30pm in XP East School. Students have been working towards a number of Learning Targets focused on the GCSE text A Christmas Carol and the historical context of the period when Dickens produced A Christmas Carol. We like to invite you to hear from your son or daughter and see the work they have produced in order to answer the guiding question Why do we still need charity?  

We will also be asking, if possible, for donations to support the work of the Balby Church food and clothing bank.

FOR THE FOOD BANK: food that just requires hot water adding: e.g Instant porridge, Cup Soups, Mug shots, Instant noodles and Pot noodles (Supermarket own brands are ideal) FOR THE CLOTHES BANK: all types but the greatest demand is for jeans, joggers for men and all clothes for children aged 6-18.


Thank you in advance the Year 9 Team

We Know Our Onions…

…will go to support our community!

Earlier this week we harvested the vegetables grown at XP & XP East. Planted from seed and nurtured through the summer, we were very pleased with what we had produced.

6 bags of freshly grown beetroot, leeks, carrots and potatoes were then delivered to Thorne Food Bank.

We received a fantastic reaction from the food bank and are so pleased that we have been able to support others in our community in this way. Students and staff have learnt so much from all aspects of this expedition slice.

#We Are Crew 

BreX P

As part of the Government and Politics A-Level course it is important students understand the broad spectrum of political opinions and parties. The year 12s attended the ‘Brexit Party Tour’ at the Doncaster racecourse. They listened to all local Brexit candidates speak as well as the leader of the party, Nigel Farage who answered pre prepared questions from people such as ‘Dave from Donny’ 🤔.
Rory was interviewed after the meeting and did a sterling job discussing Brexit and how this issue has got many people interested in politics.
Tom, Rory and Poppy want a disclaimer: they do not support the Brexit Party.