Excelsior College students are offered many opportunities to enrich their student experience and add to their personal skills. We offer a wide range of interesting and diverse extra-curricular activities throughout the year, some of which are detailed here:


  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

As the North of England Flagship School (designated and funded by the Queens Trust) we offer bronze, silver and gold to all college students.


  • Student Voice/Leadership

Our students have the chance to become accredited leaders through the SSAT. We have a Head Boy/Girl appointed through an official application process; they host regular student meetings with the College Council and feedback to the College Leadership Team.


  • Comenius/Erasmus

Having just completed a three way partnership allowing students to travel to Sweden and Holland we are currently in the process of applying to the British Council to fund a new business orientated project with European partners. All college students have the opportunity to take part in international visits.


  • Success 4 All

After school support package for students requiring additional help.


  • Law Mentoring

Each year, twelve students are selected to take part in a mentoring scheme lead by Newcastle University Law students.


  • Sport and Fitness

Students have access to our fitness suite and are encouraged to take part in team sports and clubs taking place beyond the college day.


  • Salon Services

The college has its very own Hair and Beauty Salon which opens its doors to staff, college students and the public offering services at a very competitive rate.


  • Healthy Living

We have an award winning food service providing a very good choice of healthy, balanced meals served daily in our dedicated café. We also offer healthy living one to one guidance provided by specialist health professionals.


  • Career Conferences

We will take you to national and local career conferences to ensure you are armed with as much information as possible to prepare for life beyond the College.


  • Academy Drama Productions

College students are invited to audition for the Academy’s bi-annual and immensely popular drama productions. Our students more often than not are selected for lead roles. We look forward to seeing them in Grease this summer!


  • Gliding Scholarships

Due to our links to BA and the Air League, four students were fortunate enough to be able to train towards their Glider Pilot License following a very rigorous selection process at BA Headquarters, Heathrow.