Full steam ahead for Virgin Trains and Excelsior partnership

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.

Virgin Trains employees are being encouraged to bring their business skills into Excelsior Academy and learn about school life as the first class partnership goes from strength to strength. Excelsior students and teachers presented a host of volunteering opportunities at the Newcastle all-through academy to Virgin Trains staff at their York headquarters. Head Boy James... Read more »

Water project turns on tap to career successLaidlaw Schools Trust STEM Challenge

Friday, April 20th, 2018.

Young engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies are tackling the challenge of getting clean water into people’s homes in a STEM project. The deep-thinking pupils from Rainbird, Westgate Hill and Atkinson Road Primary Academies are applying themselves to the task of transporting drinking water to domestic properties. It’s the latest challenge set by charity Success4All... Read more »

Standing in the Hall of FameDzikamai at Northumbria University from Excelsior Academy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018.

The brightest and the best from Excelsior College are inspiring students and welcoming visitors in a new Hall of Fame. Posters of alumni who have gone on to study at university or embarked on the career of their choice, will be a daily inspiration to sixth form students currently studying for A Levels or vocational... Read more »

Broadway smash Hairspray at Excelsior AcademyExcelsior Academy pupils rehearse for their performance of musical Hairspray

Monday, March 26th, 2018.

The ever-popular 1960s-set musical ‘Hairspray’ is the latest big name production to get the Excelsior Academy treatment when it opens to an expectant audience tomorrow night. (Tuesday March 27th) Focusing on the inspirational story of plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on the top TV programme ‘The Corny Collins Show’, the award-winning... Read more »

Oxbridge beckons for Excelsior’s bestExcelsior Academy students with Teach First

Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Talented students from Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy will get a taste of life at two of the world’s greatest universities as part of a programme to open up the best of higher education to more students. The four hand-picked students from Excelsior’s sixth form college will spend four days over the Easter break staying in halls... Read more »

Inspirational Ally official Newcastle ‘Local Hero’Ally Ali, Together We Are Stronger' Local Hero

Friday, March 16th, 2018.

Ally Ali, one of Newcastle’s official ‘Local Heroes’ Excelsior College student Ally Ali is one of the faces of a new national campaign promoting the diversity that makes Newcastle the great city it is. His life story of triumph overcoming adversity features alongside eight other ‘Local Heroes’ in Newcastle’s ‘Together We Are Stronger’ campaign. The... Read more »



  • Inspiration Day
    27th April 2018
  • Family Fun Day (Theme TBC)
    12th May 2018
  • Year 8 Parent's Evening
    17th May 2018
  • Rainbird Book Look Week
    21st May 2018
  • Half Term Holidays
    28th May 2018
  • Year 7 Exams
    4th June 2018