A night under the stars to support those without a roof over their heads

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.

  Excelsior Academy’s College students will spend a night out in the open to gain a snapshot of life for hundreds of young people without a home to call their own. The 17 teenagers sleeping rough in a North Shields church car park will raise money to bolster the superb work of YMCA North Tyneside... Read more »

Top sports award for inspirational Stacey

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016.

Former Excelsior Academy pupil Stacey Gardner has landed a top award for her inspirational work to encourage girls into sport and raise their self confidence. She was officially recognised as the ‘This Girl Can’ Young Volunteer Ambassador for the North East at a glittering ceremony in the Newcastle Crowne Plaza hotel. ‘This Girl Can’ is... Read more »

Excelsior cub reporters take over the mic for BBC News School Report

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

Budding Excelsior newshounds are making the headlines – and delivering the news – as part of BBC School Report. Pupils Courtney, Ellie, Michael and Joe  joined BBC broadcast journalist Emma Wass at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter and Animal Sanctuary to compile a report on their heart warming work. The pupils took over the microphone... Read more »

Student Council air views to Executive Principal

Friday, February 12th, 2016.

  Excelsior student councillors seized the opportunity to air pupils’ views about school life and suggest ideas for development in a meeting with new Executive Principal Craig Taylor. Pupils from right across the academy sat down with Mr Taylor to discuss the hot topics of the day for all the youngsters who attend Excelsior Academy... Read more »

Tea Dance goes with a Strictly swing for Excelsior’s friends

Friday, December 18th, 2015.

  The Foxtrot, Rhumba and Tango, all to the smooth sounds of a sophisticated era, brought a dash of Strictly Come Dancing to Excelsior Academy as its annual tea dance welcomed friends into school. More than 100 senior citizens from across Tyneside enjoyed an afternoon of dancing, conversation, tea and cakes at the event which... Read more »

Memorial headstone revealed to Rainbird pupils

Monday, December 14th, 2015.

  Rainbird Primary pupils gained a sneak preview of the stunning new headstone which will mark the grave of the North East artist whose name adorns their school. The sandstone carving is housed in the workshop of sculptor Neil Talbot in his Northumberland studio, a tribute to the life of Victor Noble Rainbird. North Shields-born... Read more »