XP School

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About XP School

Name XP School
Website http://www.xpschool.org
Ofsted Inspections
Address Middle Bank, Doncaster, DN4 5NG
Phone Number 01302898792
Type Academy
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 248 (60.1% boys 39.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.2
Academy Sponsor Xp School Trust Limited
Local Authority Doncaster
Percentage Free School Meals 18.10%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.4%
Persistent Absence 5.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 22.9%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher leads the school with vision and an absolute conviction that all pupils can and will succeed. He has developed and leads a strong team of staff who all share this view.

Staff morale is very high. Pupils love their school. They attend well and enjoy learning.

They appreciate the hard work and thought that goes into the work and the experiences staff plan for them. Pupils are impeccably behaved. They are kind, generous-spirited and aware of the needs of others, both at school and beyond.

They are very well prepared for life in modern Britain. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the work of the school a...nd the positive impact it is having on their children's intellectual progress and moral well-being. Pupils' personal development and well-being are very well supported and pupils are taught to be considerate, kind and confident.

The school building is a very attractive and exciting place in which to learn. Pupils respect their environment and are proud of their high-quality work on the walls of the school. The school's administrative systems are reliable and of very high quality.

They support teaching and learning effectively. The school offers its pupils a varied and interesting curriculum that is expertly and imaginatively taught by staff who are constantly seeking to improve. Teachers and learning coaches check pupils' progress regularly and rigorously so that teaching is carefully focused on what pupils need to do to make rapid progress.

Leaders make sure that safeguarding arrangements are effective and that all the necessary procedures are in place and rigorously applied. Pupils feel safe. All staff are carefully and regularly trained to keep them up to date in how to keep pupils safe.

Governors use their detailed knowledge of the school and of its checking systems to challenge leaders rigorously to ensure continued outstanding progress. The provision for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is very well led. These pupils make excellent progress.

This is because their needs are accurately identified and teaching is adapted so that they make the best progress possible.

Information about this school

XP opened in 2014 and, at present, has 50 pupils in each of Years 7, 8 and 9. It will grow to full capacity over the next four years to become an 11 to 19 school.

XP East, another free school in the trust, is due to open for 50 Year 7 pupils in September 2017. It is under construction on an adjacent site. This new school building will be completed by September 2018.

Year 7 XP East pupils will be accommodated in the XP building from September 2017. The school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The school is part of the XP School Trust.

The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much smaller than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities supported by the school is slightly below average.

The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan is well above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is slightly above average. The school works closely with the local teaching alliance, Partners in Learning, to help assure the accuracy of its assessments of pupils' work and progress.

The school works with the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre to provide additional support for a small number of pupils. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.