American dream comes true for JamieUtah State University sports coaching programme awaits former Excelsior Academy pupils Jamie Anderson

Thursday, July 12th, 2018.

Talented footballer Jamie Anderson is heading Stateside to live his American dream, just five years after a serious injury threatened to shatter his hopes. The former Excelsior Academy pupil has been snapped up by Utah State University to study for a two-year sports science degree. Striker Jamie, 23, of Elswick, was all prepared to head... Read more »

Three Peaks Challenge for DavidThree Peaks Challenge hiker David Newburn of Excelsior Academy

Thursday, June 21st, 2018.

Caring Excelsior Academy teacher David Newburn will tomorrow tackle climbing the UK’s three highest mountains in 24 hours to raise funds to help a friend’s son in his fight against cancer. David, his wife Kristy and friend Tim Hunt will attempt to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a day to raise money... Read more »

US-style industry learning shines in North East classroomsIndustry Alignment Project between Excelsior Academy and Virgin Trains East Coast

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.

An Industry Alignment Project piloted by the Edge Foundation at Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy has proven such a success, it will now be rolled out to two new year groups. Focused on equipping young people with the skills they need to reach their full potential, the project recognises the need for young people to have skills... Read more »

Excelsior Academy officially a healthy schoolNewcastle Healthy School Award for Excelsior Academy

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

Excelsior Academy has retained its status as a healthy school, praised by inspectors as an “exemplar” Newcastle school “demonstrating outstanding practice.” A team from Newcastle City Council’s Healthy Schools team visited the academy, talking with the student council, the catering team, curriculum leads and governor Kate Charnley, to gain a full understanding of the academy’s... Read more »

On board partnership to career successExcelsior Academy in partnership with Virgin Trains East Coast

Monday, June 4th, 2018.

Excelsior College students have a first class ticket to ride on board a partnership to careers success with Virgin Trains East Coast. They are being given the chance to seize apprenticeships and work placements at a summer school with the rail giant which will showcase the vast array of roles within the company. Virgin Trains... Read more »

Teacher fitness classes driving personal well-beingExcelsior Academy fitness sessions boosting physical and mental well-being

Thursday, May 17th, 2018.

Excelsior Academy teachers are reaping the rewards of an exercise programme boosting physical health and mental well-being – and benefitting pupils in the classroom. Such has been the positive impact of the twice-weekly, high intensity fitness sessions that PE teacher Kris Glenwright hopes to roll out the ‘Fitness Camps’ across all Laidlaw Trust schools. Staff... Read more »



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