What are XP Gateshead’s values?

At XP we have a relentless focus on three things:

  • Character growth
  • Beautiful work
  • Academic success


We believe that through a relentless focus on the development of character, students will learn to produce beautiful work of a quality beyond which they ever dreamed possible. As a consequence of this, they go on to achieve academically.

We have a shared language around development of character, and have five traits that we reflect upon constantly:

  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Craftsmanship and quality
  • Above all… Compassion

We keep our expectations of each other simple. We ask for students and staff to:

  • Work Hard
  • Get Smart
  • Be Kind

These are our habits of work and learning.