Inspiring career opportunities for Excelsior pupils

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.

Some of Britain’s leading employers will unveil a wealth of career opportunities to more than 1,200 Excelsior pupils at a careers fair this week. Virgin Trains, NHS, Barclays, Accenture and Nestle are just some of the household names who will be speaking with pupils at the academy’s CEIAG Inspiration Day on Friday January 12th. There’ll... Read more »

Excelsior Academy Ofsted inspection

Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

The quality of Excelsior Academy’s achievements and provision for pupils were recognised by Ofsted during its latest inspection of the school. Inspectors highlighted good pupil behaviour “in an orderly, calm and safe environment”, praised the academy’s leadership and management which promotes “a culture of kindness, respect and tolerance” and “astute” governors and trustees who “provide... Read more »

Crowdfunding ensures rappers delight at Excelsior

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017.

A creative scheme being delivered at Excelsior Academy has received a crowdfunded boost to help take the work of young writers and rappers to the next level. Young Writers’ City is a long-term and in-depth programme devised by Newcastle-based New Writing North, who for the past 20-years have been supporting writers, young and old, in... Read more »

Reece Group visit reward for young engineersLaidlaw Schools Trust young engineers at Reece Group

Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Budding engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies toured a top engineering plant as the culmination of an exciting STEM Challenge. The youngsters from Westgate Hill, Atkinson Road and Rainbird Primary Academies were guided around Reece Group’s factory on Scotswood Road, Newcastle. The engineering giant has worked closely with the schools and the Success4All charity on... Read more »

Anne Frank Trust filming project tackles prejudiceAnne Frank Trust UK filming at Excelsior Academy

Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy filmmakers have joined with the Anne Frank Trust UK to make their own documentary aimed at empowering young people to challenge prejudice and hate. Enthusiastic pupils selected from Year 8 and 9 in Collingwood School are working closely with experts from the trust’s schools team to film their own documentary. Its powerful messages... Read more »

Christmas cheer from Excelsior for the homelessExcelsior Academy pupils collecting supplies for The People's Kitchen

Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

Kind-hearted pupils and the local community collected a bumper pile of food, toiletries and bedding to help those facing Christmas without a roof over their heads. The pupils from Hadrian School responded to teacher Anne Henderson’s appeal for support to help The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle at its busiest time of the year. The charity... Read more »



  • Year 9 Parents Evening
    22nd February 2018
  • World Book Day
    2nd March 2018
  • Rainbird Book Look Week
    12th March 2018
  • EA Annual Show (TBC)
    28th March 2018
  • Easter Holidays
    2nd April 2018
  • GCSE and A-Level Art Exams
    23rd April 2018