What is a Free School?

XP was established as a ‘Free School’, which is a normal school, funded directly by the Department for Education. Once established, all Free Schools become Academies.

All Secondary Schools in Doncaster are Academies, and XP has the same statutory requirements as every other school. The same funding, admissions, Ofsted, examinations etc.

The only difference is that we were set up by an independent organisation, the XP School Trust, rather than historically by the Local Authority.