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 »

Excelsior falls silent to remember

Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy staged a moving Service of Remembrance for those lost in war and whose lives have been touched by conflict. Dignitaries led by Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear Lt General Robin Brims, members of the emergency services, armed forces, Newcastle West branch of the Royal British Legion and local community all paid their... Read more »

Oxford University visit Excelsior Academy

Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

Excelsior Academy extended a warm welcome to visitors from The Careers Service at Oxford University, building on the successful Laidlaw Scholars Programme. Laidlaw Schools Trust Chief Executive Jane Spence led the team on their visit to Excelsior as they learned more about the academy and its careers provision for students. Excelsior celebrated the success of... Read more »

Early Years visit to Thornley Woods

Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

It was lovely to have so many parents join us for our visit to Thornley Woods. The children enjoyed walking through the woods, collecting leaves and exploring the sculptures carved into the trees. Our visit to the woods was an introduction to our theme Autumn and the Woods. The children talked about the different coloured... Read more »

Colour Blind words capture conference

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.

A powerful poem telling of the prejudice its young Excelsior Academy writers face in their lives captivated a top educational conference at Sage Gateshead. The six poets recited their verse ‘Colour Blind’ to an audience of teachers and educationalists at the North Academies Conference staged by the Regional Schools Commissioner North. The event brought together... Read more »

Young writers share talents with Newcastle bus passengers

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

A group of talented young writers from Newcastle have had their poems – inspired by the iconic city – published on 200 Stagecoach North East buses for all the passengers to enjoy. Students from Excelsior Academy in Newcastle produced a series of thoughtful, evocative and striking poems inspired by being a young person in their... Read more »



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