Brandon earns his stripes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

Attention! Newly-promoted Staff Sergeant Brandon Winkworth reporting for duty. The dedicated 16-year-old pupil is making rapid progress through the ranks of the Northumbria Army Cadet Force – now promoted to Staff Sergeant of Y Company, one of only two cadets operating at that lofty rank. Brandon is in charge of 120 young cadets in the... Read more »

Excelsior Chess champions rewarded

Friday, February 17th, 2017.

Four pupils who went head-to-head with an international master standard chess champion were rewarded by him for their skills. Rainbird Primary Academy pupils Charly Hobson and Gray Smithson, both aged nine, Mohammed Tabish, 13 and 15-year-old Ana-Maria Miron impressed Malolaprasath TS so much with their strategy, that he gave them their own chess sets as... Read more »

Chess master takes on Excelsior grand challenge

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.

An internationally acclaimed chess master played 30 games at the same time against Excelsior Academy pupils in a test of his skills. Malolaprasath TS went head to head with the youngsters from Rainbird Primary and the academy schools in a bid to raise the profile of the sport across Newcastle schools. As the World Chess... Read more »

Excelsior venue for healthy schools experts

Monday, February 13th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy is delighted to be hosting health co-ordinators from schools across Newcastle tomorrow night. The Newcastle Healthy School Forum will discuss opportunities and challenges facing schools, such as developing physically active environments – an area Excelsior is leading the way on through its ‘Let’s Get Physical’ fitness challenge campaign. PE and Sports Leaders have... Read more »

Literary stars find the words to thank Excelsior teachers

Monday, February 13th, 2017.

Former Excelsior Academy star students Nicole Marshall and Andrea Scrimshaw returned to school to thank their English Literature teachers who helped propel them to university degree success. The two graduates met with English Senior Development Lead Key Stage 4/5 Alison Kain and her former colleague Dr Kirstie McAlpine to celebrate their academic success. Andrea and... Read more »

New uniform unveiled for Excelsior pupils

Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy today unveiled its smart new uniform which pupils will wear from next September. Executive Principal Craig Taylor said: “We’ve recently changed our school logo to a more modern, eye-catching design which pupils, parents and carers tell us better reflects what we do and stand for at Excelsior Academy. “On the back of this... Read more »