School System

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One Academy, Five Schools – Excelsior Academy has embraced an innovative concept following a ‘school within a school’ model. Our purpose built accommodation has been designed to create a warm, friendly and caring environment where all children are known well and personalised learning is a key element.

Each of our schools has its own identity; pupils across all year groups mix and work closely together enhancing the ‘family’ feeling already so strong within Excelsior Academy.

The 5 schools have their own distinctive identities through identification with their own school colour, name, motto and area of the academy; whilst retaining a consistent approach which allows all pupils to receive the same high quality education.

Our school names were chosen by our pupils who selected them from historical, inspirational and iconic people who have a link to the North East of England. Click on the school badges below for more information about each school.


Nursery to Year 6

Years 7 to 11

Excelsior College

 Rainbird Collingwood  Hadrian  Milburn