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 »

Curriculum Support Worker – Science Technician

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

Curriculum Support Worker – Science Technician 1 x Full time (Permanent, Term Time Only) Salary £19,144 FTE (actual salary for TTO £16,787)   Excelsior Academy is an innovative academy in its tenth year. It works on a ‘schools within a school’ model. Excelsior is part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust, created to give children from... 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