Excelsior Academy to remain closed on Friday 2nd March 2018

Thursday, March 1st, 2018.

Dear parents and carers Due to the forecast warnings and remaining threat and unpredictability of the weather, we have decided to keep the Academy closed tomorrow on Friday 2nd March 2018. We are expected to be open back to normal on Monday 5th March 2018 at 8.30am. Please keep an eye on the Academy Website... Read more »

Excelsior Academy closed Thursday 1st March 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

Due to the snow forecast and issues this will cause for pupils and staff travelling into school, Excelsior Academy will be closed tomorrow Thursday 1st March.

Monster madness grips Rainbird PrimaryRainbird Primary and Hadrian School pupils making sock monsters

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

A term-long monster project is sparking the imaginations of youngsters in Rainbird Primary Academy who are designing – and searching for – scary creations. Year 1 pupils worked with Year 8 Hadrian School students to turn their pencil drawings into sock puppet monsters. Rainbird parents will help finish off their designs in another workshop session,... Read more »

Life-changing Sri Lanka visit for RadafinaRadafina in Sri Lanka

Monday, February 5th, 2018.

Plans for an innovative library to welcome new overseas pupils into Excelsior Academy took teacher Radafina Petleshkova on a “life-changing” adventure to Sri Lanka. She pitched her idea for a multi-lingual library to hundreds of interested delegates at the British Council’s Active Citizens conference in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. Experiencing back-breaking work on tea plantations,... Read more »

Excelsior College opens doors to new studentsPotential Excelsior College students

Friday, January 26th, 2018.

February is a big month for Excelsior College as it throws open its doors to pupils making the huge decision about life after completing their GCSEs. And Year 11 pupils Yuri Neves, Sophie Hobson and Umar Muhammad – all aged 15 – are just some of the pupils working hard to secure their places in... Read more »

Dr Farsi’s life story stars in Tyneside photography exhibition

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.

The incredible life story of Excelsior Academy Chair of Governors Dr Mohammad Farsi will star in a new photography exhibition focusing on people who have arrived in Tyneside and successfully made it their home. The 77-year-old former commander in the Iranian Navy is one of 40 people whose portraits and stories are being captured by... Read more »



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