Silver awards beckon for Excelsior explorers

Monday, September 18th, 2017.

Navigating the rolling hills and deep valleys of the Lake District was the challenge for Excelsior College explorers on a dry run preparing for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award. A 30-mile trek from St John’s in the Vale through to Applethwaite in the Lake District tested the resilience, leadership and teamwork of the nine... Read more »

Apprenticeships with home building giant for James and Thomas

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

Former Excelsior College students James Tams and Thomas Young are taking their first steps into the world of work this week as apprentices with leading UK home builder Keepmoat Homes. They started as an apprentice bricklayer and joiner respectively working on The Rise development – a  £265m regeneration of the Scotswood area of Newcastle’s west... Read more »

Top award for inspirational Nikita

Monday, September 4th, 2017.

Former Excelsior College student Nikita Mills has been hailed as one of the most inspirational young people in the North East. Care and concern for others landed Nikita a Streetwise Newcastle Inspirational Young Person Award at a glittering ceremony in the Wylam Brewery, Exhibition Park, Newcastle. Nikita is one of just 25 young people in... Read more »

Exceptional pupil performance underpins Excelsior GCSE success

Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

Teachers have hailed the hard work and tenacity of Excelsior Academy pupils who have scored outstanding GCSE success, in many cases against all odds. Pupil Zainab Saeed, who only joined Excelsior from Italy in Year 9, achieved three A*s, two Distinction stars, two A grade GCSEs and 7s across the board in English and maths.... Read more »

Ryan secures Oxford University place

Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

Former Excelsior Academy pupil Ryan Dornan is celebrating securing his place to study at Oxford University following stunning A Level success. Ryan, 18, is the first pupil from Excelsior to study at an Oxbridge university after gaining A* grades in maths and further maths, an A in economics and a B in politics. This confirms... Read more »

Record exam success for hard-working Excelsior students

Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy students and staff are celebrating record breaking A Level and vocational exam success, opening the door to exciting future career opportunities for its hard-working young achievers. The academy’s sixth form Excelsior College achieved a 100% pass rate for all its A Level students and a 100% pass rate for all its vocational qualification... Read more »



  • Half Term Holiday
    23rd October 2017
  • Remembrance Service
    9th November 2017
  • Inset Day
    17th November 2017
  • GCSE Mock Exams
    27th November 2017
  • Rainbird Book Look Week
    4th December 2017
  • Christmas Family Fun Day
    9th December 2017