Journal Culture Awards success for Excelsior and New Writing North

Friday, May 12th, 2017.

A trailblazing project nurturing the creative talents of Excelsior Academy pupils landed a prestigious prize at a glittering awards ceremony featuring the cream of North East cultural talent. The Young Writers City project at Excelsior scooped the Special Award for Youth Achievement at The Journal Culture Awards at a packed Hexham Abbey last night. More... Read more »

Volcanoes and glaciers await Excelsior explorers

Friday, May 12th, 2017.

The land of fire and ice beckons for a dozen Excelsior Academy pupils deep into preparations to tackle some of the world’s most breathtaking terrain. Geography teacher Graeme MacDonald is leading the expedition to Iceland next month which will see the party go glacier walking, visit natural thermal springs, a geothermal power station and see... Read more »

Les Misérables – magnifique!

Friday, May 5th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s Les Misérables cast Standing ovations, rave reviews and audiences moved to tears. Excelsior Academy’s production of the West End blockbuster Les Misérables has been hailed a huge success by everyone privileged to see it play out over two nights. The cast of 45 pupils under the musical direction of Michael Davison and the... Read more »

Excelsior Chess champs’ medal glory

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

Chess players from Rainbird Primary through to Excelsior College showed strategy and skill to land a host of medals at a Newcastle tournament. Dame Allan’s school staged the tournament in partnership with the Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, Newcastle, with around 25 competitors locking horns over the chess board – some players from the Northumberland... Read more »

Careers inspiration for Excelsior students

Friday, April 28th, 2017.

More than 1,200 pupils learned about the wealth of job opportunities available to them at a careers fair linking them directly to employers. The CEIAG Inspiration Day embedded careers into the school curriculum for pupils across Excelsior Academy, from Rainbird Primary through to the Sixth Form College. Assistant Principal Deon Krishnan and his team played... Read more »

Cooking up success on work introduction

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

Excelsior College students Anam Rauf and Katie Walton are impressing staff at MOD Pizza with their customer service skills as they take their first steps into the world of work. The 18-year-olds are soaking up everything the talented team at the busy Metro Centre restaurant tell them. Excelsior Head Girl Anam impressed staff so much... Read more »



  • Half Term Holiday
    23rd October 2017
  • Remembrance Service
    9th November 2017
  • Inset Day
    17th November 2017
  • GCSE Mock Exams
    27th November 2017
  • Rainbird Book Look Week
    4th December 2017
  • Christmas Family Fun Day
    9th December 2017