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 »

Headstone finally to be erected to mark artist Rainbird’s grave

Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

Excelsior Academy has welcomed news that a campaign to formally recognise the life of North East artist Victor Noble Rainbird has reached a major milestone. Rainbird Primary School at Excelsior is named after the talented North Shields-born artist whose images of the First World War captivated early 20th Century society. But after returning home to... Read more »

Excelsior stars “smash it” for Louis Walsh and Talent Fest UK judges

Thursday, October 1st, 2015.

Four talented Excelsior Academy performers took the limelight at a top national talent show, impressing former X Factor judge Louis Walsh. Milan Kroka, Tamzin Curran, Fejiro Okukusie and Grace Ekeke represented the North East of England in the national final of Talent Fest UK at the famous Winter Gardens in Blackpool. They successfully won through... Read more »



  • EA Annual Show (TBC)
    28th March 2018
  • Easter Holidays
    2nd April 2018
  • GCSE and A-Level Art Exams
    23rd April 2018
  • Inspiration Day
    27th April 2018
  • Family Fun Day (Theme TBC)
    12th May 2018
  • Year 8 Parent's Evening
    17th May 2018