Sky is the limit for inspirational Anna

Friday, November 24th, 2017.

Anna Cook inspired Excelsior pupils with her life story A leading business woman’s rise to the top to lead a team of 7,000 staff delivering Sky’s customer services inspired dozens of Excelsior Academy pupils thinking about their own futures. Anna Cook is Director of Customer Service at media giant Sky, overseeing its contact with 12... Read more »

European learning project building understanding

Thursday, November 16th, 2017.

Fifty young people from Spain and the Netherlands will learn about the different aspects of everyday life which make up being a student at Excelsior Academy and being a resident in the west end of Newcastle. Excelsior’s sixth form college has secured £26,000 from the European Union-backed Erasmus+ programme to fund the Respect 4 Diversity... Read more »

Martin Luther King’s historic words spoken again by Excelsior pupils

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017.

The words of Martin Luther King’s momentous Newcastle University speech were brought back to life 50 years on by Excelsior Academy pupils. Passengers on the Metro system heard pupil Yuri Neves, 15, recite elements of the speech the acclaimed civil rights campaigner made after accepting an honorary degree at the university in November 1967. His... Read more »

STEM project takes off at Excelsior

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

Young engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies are tackling a STEM Challenge with Excelsior Academy as the runway to their success. Pupils from Rainbird, Atkinson Road and Westgate Hill Primary academies took their first steps on the road to building their own model aircraft under the watchful eye of a team of experts. Excelsior Academy... Read more »

Ally lands top NUFC award

Monday, November 13th, 2017.

Excelsior College’s Ally Ali received a glittering prize from Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez after being acclaimed a role model for young people. The modest 19-year-old took his place on stage alongside a host of winners at Newcastle United Foundation’s 125 Years United fundraising dinner. The black tie event hosted by TV star Gabby Logan... Read more »

Excelsior hosts US education leaders

Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Education experts from Ford Next Generation Learning in the United States learned about Excelsior Academy’s sharp focus on career opportunities on a school visit. The North East is preparing to become the first place outside America to implement a new model of learning that has transformed the way young people learn and achieve across Nashville... Read more »



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