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 »

Deon’s marathon effort running the TyneSouth Tyne ultra marathon runner Deon Krishnan

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Super human teacher Deon Krishnan ran half the length of the River Tyne in under 12 hours to complete the challenge of a lifetime for charity. The 46-year-old assistant principal at Excelsior College ran 46 miles (70km) by the banks of the River South Tyne from its source at Garrigill in the Cumbrian North Pennines,... Read more »

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 »



  • Rainbird Reception and Nursery Open Evening
    25th June 2018
  • Inset Day
    29th June 2018
  • Year 12 Mock Exams
    2nd July 2018
  • Year 10 Parents Evening
    10th July 2018
  • Year 11 Prom
    12th July 2018
  • Year 10 Work Experience
    16th July 2018