Pupils re-enact tragedy of World War 1 trench warfare for Innovation Day

Thursday, November 5th, 2015.

Excelsior ‘soldiers’ Jordan Clark-Smith (left) and Julius Dano peek above their classroom trench looking out into no-man’s land. Excelsior pupils took on the role of British soldiers under enemy fire as part of an Innovation Day, bringing a deeper understanding of World War 1 trench warfare into the classroom. To a soundtrack of falling shells... Read more »

Pupils take centre stage in emotional WW1 concert

Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

LST pupils salute the memory of WW1 participants   The artistic talents of pupils from the Laidlaw Schools Trust took centre stage at a moving concert to mark the impact of the First World War on the communities of Newcastle’s West End. The children from Excelsior, Thomas Walling Primary and Atkinson Road Primary Academies entertained... Read more »

Rainbird youngsters put best foot forward in mini Race for Life

Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

Medals of honour for Rainbird pupils celebrating completing their mini Race for Life   Children and their parents put on their trainers to walk and jog their way around a one mile trail at Excelsior Academy to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The energetic youngsters at Excelsior’s Rainbird Primary took their mini Race for... Read more »

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 »



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    25th June 2018
  • Inset Day
    29th June 2018
  • Year 12 Mock Exams
    2nd July 2018
  • Year 10 Parents Evening
    10th July 2018
  • Year 11 Prom
    12th July 2018
  • Year 10 Work Experience
    16th July 2018