Exceptional pupil progress lands Excelsior top national award

Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

  Excelsior Academy is celebrating a national award recognising its pupils’ outstanding educational GCSE performance. The Newcastle-based academy was in the top 20% of schools nationally for pupil progress last year, data analysis from the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) reveals. Excelsior will be presented with an SSAT award at a regional celebration event... Read more »

Student councillors put Executive Principal in hot seat

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

Student councillors found out more about the man in charge of their school in a question and answer session. The youngsters came up with the questions for Excelsior Academy Executive Principal Craig Taylor to answer as part of a series of articles for a double page spread focusing on the academy, to be run in... Read more »

Top awards for Excelsior stars

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.

An emerging scientist, talented performing artist and personal achievers from Excelsior Academy and Rainbird Primary were thrust into the spotlight at a top awards ceremony. Connor Park, 14, Charlotte Carney-Harrop, 15, Gaurav Singh, 7 and 10-year-old Farah Ezat Alain Tablo were rewarded for their academic and personal progress at the Newcastle Schools Achievement Awards. The... Read more »

Building the skills employers demand

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.

The first wave of Excelsior College students to enrol on a new construction course are going from strength to strength as they exhibit the skills employers demand. A booming construction sector buoyed by major new house building programmes and new commercial property investment means bricklaying, carpentry and joinery skills have never been in greater demand.... Read more »

Excelsior hosts next generation teachers to learn from the best

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s reputation for excellence in teaching children whose first language is not English was showcased to dozens of trainee teachers. The EAL (English as an Additional Language) and Diversity conference staged workshops for the trainees from Newcastle’s Sacred Heart Catholic High School and Newcastle SCITT. The aim was to demonstrate how Excelsior Academy teaches... Read more »

Excelsior College ‘Invincibles’ crowned league champions  

Monday, March 20th, 2017.

  Excelsior College Football Academy is celebrating league title glory in its first year as a football academy. The team remained undefeated in a superb season which saw the players win four games and draw their other two fixtures. A potent attack and solid defence ensured Excelsior topped the third division of the Under 19... Read more »