As testament to all the hard work and dedication put in by all members past and present, FXP has become so big that we now need to register as a charity and adopt a formal PTA structure.

As part of this we need to hold a formal AGM and elect members to the positions of secretary and treasurer.

We invite all parents, carers, guardians and staff who have a vested interest in FXP to attend.

The posts of Secretary and Treasurer are open to all parties with a vested interest in FXP and anyone who wishes to stand for these positions is invited to notify the chair by email ([email protected]) no later than 24:00 on October the 23rd 2019.

The format of the AGM will follow a best practice format and an agenda will be published in due course.

The Chair will be available from 17:00 on the day of the meeting, at XP East should anyone have any questions or items they wish to discuss.

A reminder for families that E25 students would like to invite you to join in with a series of activities to present their learning on the following dates:

7 Explorer: Wednesday 27th March, 5:30-6:30pm

7 Pioneer: Thursday 28th March, 5:30-6:30pm

For a taster of what we have been studying, visit our expedition website.

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your continued support.

Friends of XP are hosting their 3rd Ladies Fashion Show, this is to be held at XP School on Friday 15th February. Doors open from 6pm, with the show starting at 7pm.

Tickets are £5.00 each and are available from either the School Office or FXP Members (whom will be available in Car park over the next few weeks).

All funds raised goes to support opportunities available to all students.

This is the third time FXP have organised this fashion show and it has been great fun in the past!

Please spread the word and join us for a fun-filled evening!

FXP invite you to our first social event of the school year!

We are hosting a FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT, with a mix of questions on a variety of subjects covering several eras, so that ALL ages, (pupils, parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, younger siblings, etc) are able contribute to your team effort.

Get your thinking caps on & your team together.

There are prizes for the best (appropriate) team name and a mixed hamper for the winning team!

We look forward to welcoming you all, new families and existing, to what promises to be a fab, FUNdraiser to start the school year.

Date: Friday 16thNov 2018

Doors open 6pm, eyes down 6.30pm

£20 per table/team – maximum 6 people per table/team

Includes Pie, Peas (or Beans) & Gravy

(veggie & other dietary requirements catered for)

Other refreshments including hot & cold drinks will be available to purchase on the night.


NB: Tickets will be available to prebook only for this event, so that we can be sure to cater for all guests!

Entry forms are available from both school offices and available in the car park after school this week on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October. Please complete and return entry form to school with your £20 team entry fee by Friday 9th November at the latest (first week back after Half Term hols). Include team details and any special dietary requirements.

Many thanks FXP

Message from FXP

Below are the winning raffle numbers and prizes. These are ready to collect from the office until the end of Friday.

Do you have books at home that are still in good condition but no longer needed?

Maybe you updated your bookshelves over Christmas or received some as gifts which you’ve already read?

Don’t leave them to gather dust in your rooms, gift them to us and let our students enjoy and engage with them over and over again!

From now until Easter, #FXP are asking for donations of any books, fact and fiction that are suitable for reading ages of 12+, although we are particularly in need of TEEN/YA material for our pupils in year 9 onwards!

If you have any books that you think will be suitable please bring them to school in a bag marked FAO: FXP and we will gratefully sort them for the library. Any that are deemed too young/too old will be passed on to local children’s hospitals/hospice and charities so that other children throughout Doncaster can also benefit from your kindness as well as some that will be resold at our events to help raise funds for new books that we will donate ourselves on your behalf, thereby creating our own book-cycle.

Don’t forget to share with your family & friends who may be able to help our quest too – your support genuinely does make such a difference!

Our first FUNdraising event this year is on 23rd Feb at The Doncaster Diamond Lounge, for over 18’s only – we are hoping to run a race night with a mini auction and a pie and peas supper.  We would like to invite all parents/carers, family, friends and staff so be sure to save the date!

Any help on the night or promoting the event on it’s run up would be extremely well received and we would love to hear from anyone willing to give up some of their free time to help out.

We are also bringing you a Treasure Map competition, with tickets from NorthLink Ferries as a prize!

Further details and tickets for both events will be available soon!

As it is the start of a new term (& a new year) FXP are on the beg again for donations of raffle/auction prizes from local businesses, parents and staff, for this event and others, that we can use to raise funds to help support our students in their expeditions.

Please send anything suitable into the office, clearly marked FAO: FXP, or feel free to message us/comment below if you’d like to get in touch with offers/suggestions or ideas.

Thanks as always and don’t forget our next meeting is at school on Wednesday 24th January at 6pm – new faces always welcome!

Take care & Happy New Year to you all!

Friends of XP – Can you help?

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, FXP are holding our first Ladies Night on the 10th November, from 6pm at school – With a unique mix of stalls available for Christmas shopping, a Pop-Up Pamper Parlour, Mini Bar, Refreshments & more – Tickets are available from the office, FXP members in the car park after school, or at the door on the night, all priced £3 each and include a FREE soft drink, FREE cake/biscuit or mince pie and a FREE raffle ticket! We hope you can make it – However, we are in genuine need of volunteers to help our evening run as smoothly as possible!

With a large number of stall holders and guests expected to attend, there are roles open for anyone who may be able to help set up, take down and run stalls on the night, any time from 3.30pm onwards. Although the evening itself is for ladies, staff/volunteers are of course welcome regardless of gender and whether you can spare ten minutes or 3 hours, your time will be greatly appreciated. We also need donations for our Bottle & Chocolate Tombola if you have any please. Our FXP Crew includes all of us and benefits all our students – it’s your support that helps make it happen and we are sincerely grateful for your input, however large or small.

If you do have any donations, please let us know & drop them at the school in the week beginning Monday 6th November, clearly marked ‘FXP’ and if you would like to be involved in what’s shaping up to be a fab night in less than a few weeks’ time, please contact us (via our FB Page or e-mail [email protected]) and we will happily add your name to our volunteer list.

We have a brilliant raffle going ahead, with prizes donated from each company attending, so if you would like to buy raffle tickets but can’t make it on the night, don’t despair! Our members will be selling tickets in the car park after school in the week leading up to the event itself or you can contact us and we will send out your tickets via the office!

Don’t forget we still have Purple Vouchers books available at £22 each, full of discounts & offers for the whole family, with each one sold generating an instant £5 for ‘Friends of XP’ funds – please share!

We’d like to take a moment to quickly thank everyone who came along to our first ‘Family Quiz Night’, a couple of weeks ago – a great evening was had, with 15 teams taking part and a fantastic buffet provided. We’ve had some lovely feedback with requests to repeat the event next year and a wonderful £150 raised for FXP Funds! We’re so pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves. Special thanks to our members and Duke of Edinburgh students who gave up their Friday night, to help serve our guests and lovely to see so many staff participating too.

Our next meeting for your records is 15th November – 6pm at the school. New members and fundraising suggestions welcome.

Thanks as always for your continued support, look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Take care,