Double Head Boy and Head Girl

Monday, June 26th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy has chosen its new Head Boy and Head Girl – and they are so good they named them twice! James Stephenson and Rene Kotlar are joint Head Boys while Stephanie Downs and Rudeyna Nashih are joint Head Girls after the interview panel decided they couldn’t choose between them for the top roles. A... Read more »

Creativity flows on National Writing Day

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.

Young Excelsior Academy writers shared their window on the world with thousands of fellow story tellers in a UK-wide celebration of creative writing. National Writing Day enthuses people to take time to look out of a window and write about what they see and think. Excelsior pupils’ short stories were shared on social media together... Read more »

Demi’s Whitley Bay Ink

Monday, June 19th, 2017.

An A* Fine Art A Level comes in handy when starting your working career as an apprentice tattooist – as former Excelsior College student Demi Patten will testify. Her artistic flair is called upon everyday as she creates the colourful designs requested by customers at Custom Coast Tattoos in Whitley Bay. Demi, 19, is an... Read more »

Gifted Ryan offered Oxford University place

Thursday, June 15th, 2017.

Former Excelsior Academy pupil Ryan Dornan has been offered a place to study at one of the world’s top universities. Benwell-born Ryan, 18, is the first pupil from Excelsior to secure the chance to study at Oxford University after impressing alumni during an interview process. Oxford University was rated the world’s top university for 2016-17... Read more »

Kind-hearted Nikita qualifies as peer mentor

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.

Excelsior College’s Nikita Mills is helping young people overcome difficulties in their lives by becoming a trained peer mentor for local charity Children North East. Caring Nikita wanted to channel her life experiences and empathetic nature into helping others struggling to deal with personal issues. She is now qualified as a Level 2 Peer Mentor... Read more »

Excelsior Election Day: The Big Vote

Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

Excelsior College sixth form pupils cast their votes Pupils cast their votes on who they think should lead the UK as General Election fever gripped Excelsior Academy. They carefully studied the three main parties’ pitches to grab young voters through online promotions and YouTube videos before placing their ‘X’ on a voting slip next to... Read more »