Formula One reward for pole position pupils

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

The Winning Team.   Excelsior pupils Raza Hussain and Kyle Murphy proved their speed of thought in the classroom and behind the wheel – landing a high speed prize for their academic skills. The boys were part of a group of Year 11 Excelsior pupils who visited the Metro Radio Arena for a top careers... Read more »

Back to school to begin working career for former Excelsior Academy pupils

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

The 12 Excelsior apprentices beginning their working careers back at the academy. Apprentices are taking their first steps into the world of work in familiar surroundings – employed at their old school. The former Excelsior Academy sixth form pupils are now working as Sports Coaches, Curriculum Support Workers, Business Administrators, Kitchen Assistants and as Marketing... Read more »

Excelsior junior reporters quiz Scotland World Cup stars

Friday, October 9th, 2015.

  Budding newshounds from Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy grilled a trio of Scottish World Cup rugby stars on the eve of the side’s crunch pool game against Samoa. The Scotland squad threw open their doors to the ten pupils who quizzed winger Tim Visser, stand-off Duncan Weir and centre Richie Vernon in a mock press conference... Read more »

Soap star Charlie rewards Excelsior Academy’s best of the best

Friday, October 9th, 2015.

  Former Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick honoured the cream of academic, personal and community achievement at a glittering night for Excelsior Academy. The Wallsend-born actress – who bowed out of the ITV soap in the summer as long-running character Val Pollard – revelled in the success of Excelsior’s own star performers at its Annual Awards... Read more »

Jodie sheds long hair for cropped look to remember brave auntie

Thursday, October 8th, 2015.

Caring Jodie Mills came back to school after the summer holidays having made the decision to take up MacMillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ challenge. She let her dad Garry cut her long hair and then shave it down to 13mm with clippers to raise money for the charity in memory of her 43-year-old auntie... Read more »

Far East friends’ return visit to Rainbird Primary

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

  Pupils and teachers from China sampled classroom life at Excelsior Academy’s Rainbird Primary School in a visit which cements links between friends. The seven pupils and three teachers flew 13 hours from Hubei Province in China to the UK and will spend 11 days visiting North East schools and sightseeing around the country. Their... 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