Marathon journey for apprentice Annie to engineer career success

Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Schoolgirl budding apprentice Annie Wilson is completing a 125-mile round trip everyday to ensure she achieves her dream of becoming an engineer. Annie, 17, rises at 5am each day for the journey from her home in Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Engineering Training Centre on Newcastle’s Scotswood Road to learn from some of the country’s top engineering... Read more »

Tea Dance goes with a Strictly swing for Excelsior’s friends

Friday, December 18th, 2015.

  The Foxtrot, Rhumba and Tango, all to the smooth sounds of a sophisticated era, brought a dash of Strictly Come Dancing to Excelsior Academy as its annual tea dance welcomed friends into school. More than 100 senior citizens from across Tyneside enjoyed an afternoon of dancing, conversation, tea and cakes at the event which... Read more »

Headteacher Phil Marshall who transformed learning for thousands of pupils to retire from Excelsior Academy

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015.

Excelsior Academy’s outstanding headteacher Phil Marshall – who transformed educational achievement and life opportunities for thousands of children in Newcastle’s west end – will retire from her post at Christmas after a teaching career spanning 38 years. Mrs Marshall was appointed to set up the new Excelsior Academy as Executive Principal in 2007, to ensure... Read more »

Memorial headstone revealed to Rainbird pupils

Monday, December 14th, 2015.

  Rainbird Primary pupils gained a sneak preview of the stunning new headstone which will mark the grave of the North East artist whose name adorns their school. The sandstone carving is housed in the workshop of sculptor Neil Talbot in his Northumberland studio, a tribute to the life of Victor Noble Rainbird. North Shields-born... Read more »

James and Joe rewarded for apprenticeship excellence

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015.

  Outstanding Excelsior Academy apprentices James Rose and Joe Knights have scooped top awards for their superb skills and attitude learning from some of the country’s best engineers. Joe was honoured as CNC Apprentice of the Year and James as Fabrication Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony for the top performing students on the... Read more »

Friendship and understanding flow from Excelsior Erasmus Plus project

Monday, December 7th, 2015.

  Pupils from France and the Netherlands joined with counterparts at Excelsior Academy to pool their entrepreneurial talents and create their own European businesses. The six teams drew up business plans, allocated employee roles and ultimately sold their Christmas ware products to the public as part of the European Union’s Erasmus Plus project – helping... Read more »



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