Our school opens at 8.00am each morning. Between 8.00am and 8.25am students can socialise outside or come into the building to do some productive activities.
We are proud that so many of our students travel to school by bus, walking or cycling and of course some are dropped off too. Because we take students from the whole of Gateshead there are not any school transport services, however our parents’ facebook group is a great place to ask about transport to school if you are successful in securing a place at XP. Every year our parents are so helpful in supporting new families with bus routes, walking/cycling buddies or car sharing.
Students must be on site for 8.25am for the call to Crew.
The end of formal academic sessions is at 3.15pm. All students remain in school until 3.15pm.
Part of our design means that we are flexible with our timetable, so we will often create bespoke timings for the day to accommodate fieldwork, or working with experts for example. We would always provide notice in good time to students when a timetable change was to be made.
Typical timings for the school of the day are as follows:
8.30am – 9.15am: CREW
9.15am – 10.15am: SESSION 1
10.15am – 10.30am: MORNING BREAK
10.30am – 11.30am: SESSION 2
11.30am – 12.30pm: SESSION 3
12.30pm – 13.15pm: LUNCH
13.15pm – 14.15pm: SESSION 4
14.15pm – 15.15pm: SESSION 5
From 15.15pm to 16.30pm the school remains open. The school day ends at 16.30pm.
This allows for extra-curricular activities and extended study. Extended study is open to all students, and can be used to complete homework. We will also ask students to attend extended study where we identify that they need additional support and/or challenge.