Merchiston pupils sample life at Excelsior

Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Two schools with strong bonds were brought even closer when they swapped stories of classroom life during their latest get together. Excelsior Academy’s Sixth Form College students worked with visiting counterparts from Edinburgh’s Merchiston Castle School to prepare presentations to each other, exploring the differences – and similarities – between life in a state school… Read more »

Student councillors helping to shape life across two schools

Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Pupils whose ideas and drive are helping to shape life for all students at Excelsior Academy and Marden High School cemented their friendship during a meeting of councils. A dozen representatives from Collingwood’s school council gave their counterparts from Marden High a guided tour of Excelsior before talking about the changes they have helped introduce… Read more »

Excelsior Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on ABC business networking menu

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

Ammar Mirza with Mexico adventurers Jamie Wood and Matthew Ross.   A Burns Night theme of poetry and traditional Scottish fare helped sustain another successful evening of business networking as Excelsior Academy played host to the ABC Curry Club. Excelsior’s award-winning kitchen team served up a feast for supporters of the ABC Asian Business Connexions… Read more »

Excelsior girls eye technology careers at UK’s top event

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

Excelsior’s digital girls who learned about career opportunities awaiting them at a major event.   The exciting world of opportunities offered by a career in technology fired the imaginations of Excelsior girls at a trailblazing event in the Sage Gateshead. Ten of Excelsior’s most gifted scientists, engineers and mathematicians joined 300 girls from 31 schools… Read more »

Excelsior’s Rainbird Primary welcomes new nursery’s first pupils

Friday, January 16th, 2015.

Rainbird sisters, left, Laura Jarek who is in the Nursery and Paulina Jarek who is in Reception class.   The newest and youngest pupils at Rainbird Primary School are settling in well to their first taste of school life. It can be a daunting experience for mums, dads and their children as they take their… Read more »

Lord Mayor praises Excelsior’s Everest pupil explorers on Silver Gallery visit

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.

Excelsior Academy’s Everest explorers present the Lord Mayor of Newcastle Councillor George Pattison with a memento from their Himalayan trip.   Newcastle’s Lord Mayor praised an intrepid group of school pupil explorers back from a successful trek to Mount Everest after they dropped by for tea and a chat in the city’s stunning Silver Gallery…. Read more »



  • Rainbird Reception and Nursery Open Evening
    25th June 2018
  • Inset Day
    29th June 2018
  • Year 12 Mock Exams
    2nd July 2018
  • Year 10 Parents Evening
    10th July 2018
  • Year 11 Prom
    12th July 2018
  • Year 10 Work Experience
    16th July 2018