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 »

TV’s Charlie takes Excelsior Academy tour before big awards night

Thursday, October 1st, 2015.

Former Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick took a tour of Excelsior Academy before her leading role at the school’s Annual Awards night next week. Charlie met Executive Principal Phil Marshall, teachers and pupils throughout Excelsior and Rainbird Primary to learn more about everyday life in its classrooms and corridors, stopping for lunch with pupils along the... Read more »

Top law award for school pupil legal eagles

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015.

An innovative partnership between a trailblazing Newcastle school, world class university and top legal firms has landed a major award. Judges at the Northern Law Awards praised the Newcastle University Law School and Excelsior Academy Mentoring Scheme which sees law students act as coaches to school pupils, opening up the legal world as an exciting... Read more »

Excelsior stars in national public health campaign

Thursday, September 17th, 2015.

Excelsior pupils collect the Healthy Schools Gold Award – July 2015   The stunning success of Excelsior Academy in raising educational standards and nurturing the social development of its pupils takes star billing in a new national campaign. Public Health England hailed Excelsior as the national example of how education can help tackle inequalities in... Read more »

Pearl of Africa youngsters light up Excelsior

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015.

The colour and vibrancy of African culture is lighting up Excelsior Academy as pupils learn song and dance routines from talented Ugandan youngsters touring the UK. The Pearl of Africa charity performance in the school tonight is the culmination of a day of workshops headed up by a touring choir of 14 children drawn from... Read more »

St George’s success for talented Farzana

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015.

Excelsior Academy success story Farzana Islam has continued her academic rise to the top with her appointment into a senior role at Edinburgh’s St George’s School for Girls. She has been appointed by her fellow boarders at the top private school as Deputy Head of Boarding, a position which reflects her popularity and standing with... Read more »



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