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:







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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.

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

Students in 9Pioneer and 9Explorer will be presenting their learning from our expedition Small Change on Wednesday 4th 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 wrote the novella. We would 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/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.

E25 Sponsored Run

As you will be aware, E25 were due to complete their 5k sponsored run/ walk around Lakeside today afternoon (26th Nov) but unfortunately due to unforeseeable circumstances and staff absences this has had to be postponed until next week, Tuesday 3rd December. Could we please ask that all sponsorship forms are brought into school by Thursday 28th November. Sponsor money will should be brought in by Friday 6th December – thank you to those who have already done this.

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Please be aware that students are still expected to bring in their PE kit on Tuesday. 

We appreciate all of your support in helping us to fund an education and support people in Doncaster’s Community.

A special mention to Aaron and Denim who have raised between them £55! – this is fantastic and any amount sponsored will be much appreciated, it’ll all add up!



E26 Fieldwork to Leeds Armouries

E26 had a fantastic time at the Leeds Armouries Museum on Tuesday. All students were a credit to the school and definitely met all our HOWLs and character traits while there.


We had time to explore the museum and have a look at some of the fantastic artefacts that we on display. We were lucky enough to be able to watch a rifle fire display which was based around WW2 but the experts explain the links and similarities between the weapons which were used.

After lunch, students took part in two workshops – one was a handling session where students could try on uniforms and explore the weapons and equipment that was used in the trenches to get a better understanding of trench life.  Students then got to experience training thanks to our very own Captain – he certainly put the students to the test! We learnt about the Pals Battalions and their roles in the war and how the soldiers would’ve been trained and treated during the war. I had the pleasure of accompanying Pioneer in the afternoon and I was so proud of how involved they’ve got in answering and asking questions – they will certainly Get Smart with this attitude!

It certainly was a brilliant day and the conduct of the students was great!


E26 Fieldwork Tuesday 19/11/19

This week, all students in E26 will be going on fieldwork for their expedition on Tuesday 19th November. They will need to arrive at school for normal time and should be back at the end of the school day. We will be travelling about 45 minutes away in a coach so please give students who experience travel sickness any medication if necessary and/or bring it with them for the journey home (please hand into staff).

Students will need:

  • a warm coat (we will be inside for most of the day but will spend a period of time outdoors)
  • a packed lunch and drink (there will be nowhere for students to buy this so it is vital they bring this with them – FSM students will be provided for by school).
  • blue/black pens
  • a bag to carry the above in.

Students are not allowed sweets or fizzy drinks.

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We will reveal the location on the day to the students, but for now – keep guessing!