‘Let’s Get Physical’ kick starts healthy New Year at Excelsior

Monday, January 16th, 2017.

  A high energy programme of exercise, healthy eating and personal achievement is motivating pupils and staff at Excelsior Academy to a better lifestyle in 2017. PE and Sports Leaders have launched a programme of innovative fitness challenges called ‘Let’s Get Physical’ to highlight the academy’s focus on better physical and mental well-being. Staff have... Read more »

Warm welcome for former Excelsior Academy Executive Principal’s OBE

Saturday, December 31st, 2016.

The Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) today welcomed the OBE awarded in the New Year’s Honours List to Phil Marshall – former Executive Principal of the trust’s Excelsior Academy in Newcastle. Mrs Marshall transformed educational achievement and life opportunities for thousands of children in Newcastle’s west end during eight years as Excelsior’s Executive Principal. She retired... Read more »

Literary stars find the words to thank Excelsior teachers

Monday, February 13th, 2017.

Former Excelsior Academy star students Nicole Marshall and Andrea Scrimshaw returned to school to thank their English Literature teachers who helped propel them to university degree success. The two graduates met with English Senior Development Lead Key Stage 4/5 Alison Kain and her former colleague Dr Kirstie McAlpine to celebrate their academic success. Andrea and... Read more »

Excelsior writers see fairy tales in print

Friday, December 16th, 2016.

Fantastic tales from the creative minds of Excelsior Academy pupils are now a page turning read after they were published in an anthology of fairy tales. The youngsters were at the heart of a literary project at Newcastle University – working with staff from the Philip Robinson Library as well as the Seven Stories National... Read more »

New uniform unveiled for Excelsior pupils

Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy today unveiled its smart new uniform which pupils will wear from next September. Executive Principal Craig Taylor said: “We’ve recently changed our school logo to a more modern, eye-catching design which pupils, parents and carers tell us better reflects what we do and stand for at Excelsior Academy. “On the back of this... Read more »

Youngsters take up ‘Quest for the Rainbird’

Thursday, December 15th, 2016.

Dozens of children are searching for a mythical creature in a story penned and illustrated by talented teachers and staff at Excelsior Rainbird Primary Academy. Principal Charlotte De Oliveira created a fantasy story based on children looking for a Rainbird and a series of promises to act as the new prospectus for parents to inform... Read more »