Excelsior teachers’ SSAT Lead Practitioner awards

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.

Three Excelsior Academy teachers are celebrating joining an exclusive club of top practitioners recognised for their professional skills and expertise. Excelsior English teacher Fiona Duncan, Rainbird Primary’s Kimberley Ward and Vicky Baggaley, Excelsior College Subject Development Leader for Business and Enterprise, are all officially Excelsior’s first group of SSAT Lead Practitioners. The Schools, Students and... Read more »

Future scientist Rebecca among region’s best

Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

Rebecca Cather pictured with Excelsior science teacher Arran Stephenson and Northumbria University’s Dr Antonio Portas Excelsior Academy science student Rebecca Cather was heralded as one of the North East’s brightest young physicists at a top ceremony. The North East’s physicists of the future were recognised at an inaugural award ceremony celebrating young people’s achievements. The... Read more »

Excelsior Young Writers City raise roof at Sage Gateshead

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017.

The Young Writers City at Excelsior students A stunning catalogue of artistic work by the Young Writers City at Excelsior project was brought together and played out to a packed house last night in a fabulous show at Sage Gateshead. Singing, acting, rapping, poetry and videos capturing many months of work with the New Writing... Read more »

Pole position for Excelsior F1 designers

Friday, July 7th, 2017.

Excelsior’s design team (l to r): Samia Khanom, Abdulmohaimen Almaghtuf, Amani Nashih and Marika Dankowska with their model racing car A place on the starting grid of the regional final of the prestigious Nissan F1 in Schools competition awaits talented Excelsior Academy racing car designers. They wowed judges in the keenly fought local heat of... Read more »

Learning from pharmacy best at University of Sunderland

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

High-achieving Excelsior College students were given an invaluable insight into a career in pharmacy by world-leading practitioners at the University of Sunderland. The eight students took part in a range of pharmacy taster sessions in the highly acclaimed university laboratories under the expert guidance of its pharmacy team. The experience day took students through workshop... Read more »

Twitter alight for Excelsior Les Miserables stars

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

Excelsior’s Les Miserables cast The cast of Excelsior Academy’s stellar Les Miserables production earned a standing ovation from top teachers and created a buzz on social media into the bargain. Staff from more than 40 North East schools were at Northumbria University for the Teach First Summer Institute opening ceremony. As part of the planning... 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