Martin Luther King’s historic words spoken again by Excelsior pupils

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017.

The words of Martin Luther King’s momentous Newcastle University speech were brought back to life 50 years on by Excelsior Academy pupils. Passengers on the Metro system heard pupil Yuri Neves, 15, recite elements of the speech the acclaimed civil rights campaigner made after accepting an honorary degree at the university in November 1967. His... Read more »

STEM project takes off at Excelsior

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

Young engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies are tackling a STEM Challenge with Excelsior Academy as the runway to their success. Pupils from Rainbird, Atkinson Road and Westgate Hill Primary academies took their first steps on the road to building their own model aircraft under the watchful eye of a team of experts. Excelsior Academy... Read more »

Ally lands top NUFC award

Monday, November 13th, 2017.

Excelsior College’s Ally Ali received a glittering prize from Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez after being acclaimed a role model for young people. The modest 19-year-old took his place on stage alongside a host of winners at Newcastle United Foundation’s 125 Years United fundraising dinner. The black tie event hosted by TV star Gabby Logan... Read more »

Excelsior hosts US education leaders

Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Education experts from Ford Next Generation Learning in the United States learned about Excelsior Academy’s sharp focus on career opportunities on a school visit. The North East is preparing to become the first place outside America to implement a new model of learning that has transformed the way young people learn and achieve across Nashville... Read more »

Excelsior falls silent to remember

Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy staged a moving Service of Remembrance for those lost in war and whose lives have been touched by conflict. Dignitaries led by Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear Lt General Robin Brims, members of the emergency services, armed forces, Newcastle West branch of the Royal British Legion and local community all paid their... Read more »

Oxford University visit Excelsior Academy

Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

Excelsior Academy extended a warm welcome to visitors from The Careers Service at Oxford University, building on the successful Laidlaw Scholars Programme. Laidlaw Schools Trust Chief Executive Jane Spence led the team on their visit to Excelsior as they learned more about the academy and its careers provision for students. Excelsior celebrated the success of... Read more »



  • Christmas Show
    19th December 2017
  • Christmas Holidays
    25th December 2017
  • Inspiration Day
    12th January 2018
  • College Mock Exams
    15th January 2018
  • A-Level Evening (EA College)
    25th January 2018
  • Year 11 Parents Evening
    30th January 2018