Monster madness grips Rainbird PrimaryRainbird Primary and Hadrian School pupils making sock monsters

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

A term-long monster project is sparking the imaginations of youngsters in Rainbird Primary Academy who are designing – and searching for – scary creations. Year 1 pupils worked with Year 8 Hadrian School students to turn their pencil drawings into sock puppet monsters. Rainbird parents will help finish off their designs in another workshop session,... Read more »

Life-changing Sri Lanka visit for RadafinaRadafina in Sri Lanka

Monday, February 5th, 2018.

Plans for an innovative library to welcome new overseas pupils into Excelsior Academy took teacher Radafina Petleshkova on a “life-changing” adventure to Sri Lanka. She pitched her idea for a multi-lingual library to hundreds of interested delegates at the British Council’s Active Citizens conference in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. Experiencing back-breaking work on tea plantations,... Read more »

Excelsior College opens doors to new studentsPotential Excelsior College students

Friday, January 26th, 2018.

February is a big month for Excelsior College as it throws open its doors to pupils making the huge decision about life after completing their GCSEs. And Year 11 pupils Yuri Neves, Sophie Hobson and Umar Muhammad – all aged 15 – are just some of the pupils working hard to secure their places in... Read more »

Dr Farsi’s life story stars in Tyneside photography exhibition

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.

The incredible life story of Excelsior Academy Chair of Governors Dr Mohammad Farsi will star in a new photography exhibition focusing on people who have arrived in Tyneside and successfully made it their home. The 77-year-old former commander in the Iranian Navy is one of 40 people whose portraits and stories are being captured by... Read more »

Caring Jess celebrates NHS internshipExcelsior College student Jess Edgar who has secured an NHS internship

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018.

Caring Excelsior College student Jess Edgar is celebrating securing a place on the sought after NHS Project Choice programme, opening the door to a future career helping others. Jess impressed an interview panel and completed a series of tasks during a competitive recruitment process as one of 12 candidates from across Newcastle to secure a... Read more »

National spotlight for inspirational AllyAlly Ali with Newcastle United Foundation Award

Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Inspirational Ally Ali’s life story of triumph overcoming adversity will headline a top national football conference. The 19-year-old Excelsior College student will tell the Premier League Kicks Co-ordinators Conference this week how working with the Newcastle United Foundation and his passion for football have given focus to his life. Ally landed the foundation’s Young Leader... Read more »



  • World Book Day
    2nd March 2018
  • Rainbird Book Look Week
    12th March 2018
  • EA Annual Show (TBC)
    28th March 2018
  • Easter Holidays
    2nd April 2018
  • GCSE and A-Level Art Exams
    23rd April 2018
  • Inspiration Day
    27th April 2018