XP16 Applications are now open for September 2020 study!

Please click the big XP16 button below to go straight to our application form.

For more details of our XP16 Diploma pathways and subject specific entry requirements, click here.

Need more information? I have great pleasure in inviting all XP/XPEast and external Y11 students to our XP16 Transition Programme Subject evening on Wednesday 8th January 2020 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm to be held at XPEast.

During the evening you will have the opportunity to meet with current Y12 students, subject leads, XP16 staff and discuss our XP16 Diploma pathways.

  • XP16 Oxbridge & Russell Group (ORG)
  • XP16 University & Higher Education
  • XP16 Blend
  • XP16 Vocational

Each Diploma pathway is different, all are equally as rigorous, tailor made, and each student offer will be a completely personalised learning experience.

To confirm your attendance and for us to provide you with this personalised experience during the evening, please click the link to complete the XP16 Transition Programme Subject evening form.

I have also attached some additional information and subject specific entry requirements for your further reference.

Whether you are an XP/XPEast or an external student applicant, whatever your path, wherever you want to go, whoever you want to become, at XP16 we will support you to be the best version of you.

I very much look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Yours faithfully

Mrs D Rigby

E26 and E25 have been learning about warm and cool colours in their X Block art sessions.

They have a really good understanding of this, as you can see from their work!

Thank you to the family and friends who attended last night’s Presentation of Learning where students spoke so beautifully about why we still need charity.  A massive thank you to those of you who donated food items for the Given Freely, Freely Given emergency food and clothes bank at St John the Evangelist Church, Balby.  We will be accepting donations of food, clothing and household items until the end of term.

It’s all go for E24 at the moment!  As mentioned last night, their next Presentation of Learning will be on Thursday 12th December, 4.30-5.30pm where they will be presenting their work and findings on their current STEAM expedition ‘Slow Down’ which gave them the opportunity to explore answers to the guiding question:

How Can Maths and Physics Save Life?

As ever, we thank you for your support on these evenings which are a crucial part of your child’s learning. We look forward to seeing you there!




A Sponsored Success!

E25 completed their sponsored walk/run today to raise money for the Conversation Club to support our expedition.

It was great to see a different side to the students out of the classroom – stand out students for effort were:







Callum A



These students really worked hard to run as far as they could – reaching 3 laps! Image result for RUNNING CARTOON WELL DONE

I’d really like to appreciate all the students for their involvement in this – it was an enjoyable afternoon and we got some great footage to use in our final product documentary. The money raised will be put to good use to support the asylum seekers at the Conversation Club. We can’t wait to find out the grand total when combined with the money raised from XP

Please can all sponsor forms and money be handed into school by Friday 6th December – thank you to those who have done so already! 

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS EVENT (now on Tuesday 17th December, not Thursday 19th as previously stated)

E26 (Year 7) will be holding the Presentation of Learning for their current expedition ‘Over the Top!’ on Tuesday 17th December, 5.30-6:30pm at XP East.

Students have been working extremely hard throughout their expedition and have been working on answering the guiding question: ‘Does war unite or divide?’

This will be their first formal opportunity at XP East to share their learning with parents, carers and visitors and we very much look forward to seeing you there.

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

2,4,6,8 well done XP you are great!

Amazing efforts from the Cheerleading squad at the competition at Campsmount. We qualified for the South Yorkshire school games. Massive achievement for our first ever competition.


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.

E25 (Year 8) STEAM Presentation of Learning

The Year 8 STEAM presentation of learnings will be held on:

  • Pioneer: Wednesday 18th December, 5-6PM at XP East

  • Explorer: Thursday 19th December 5-6PM at XP East

The students look forward to sharing the work they’ve been studying in the STEAM expedition, where they have been working towards the guiding question “What is the state of the nation’s health and what should we do about it?”

We welcome you to invite family and friends to the event, sign in will begin at 4:45PM on both nights. We also ask that students remain in school from 3:15PM until the event, if there’s an issue with this don’t hesitate to drop me an email: khaughey@xpeast.org

Everything grows together!

You may have seen earlier in the week we posted about Crew NJO harvesting the vegetables from the XP and XP east garden… well they’ve now made their way to the food bank!

Over 4 bags of freshly grown beetroot, leeks and carrots were delivered, just in time to support those in need around Christmas!

We received a fantastic reaction from the food bank which makes it all worth while! Having been there myself they are some of the most selfless and inspiring people I have ever met and I am glad we could do something to help them.

Well done to all involved in building the planters, planting the seeds, caring for the veg, harvesting it and of course delivering it all last Tuesday evening!

We are crew.