School Life and Uniform


Due to the unique small school structure at Excelsior the session times for individual lessons varies according to which school a pupil is a member of. All pupils are issued with individual timetables which show their daily lessons, however the following times are common to all Excelsior secondary school pupils.


All pupils are expected to be in their school, ready to work by 8.30am.

Breakfast Club: 7.30- 8.20am

School begins at: 08.30am

Meet and Greet: 08.30‐08.45am

Lesson 1 begins at: 08.45am

Lunch is a 30 min break between 12.00pm and 2.00pm

The school day ends at: 3.45pm Mon – Thurs**

**(The school day ends every Tues at: 3.00pm for KS3 – Y7,Y8 and Y9)

**(The school day ends every Thurs at 3.00pm for KS4 – Y10 and Y11)

The school day ends at: 2.00pm on Friday



The dining facilities at Excelsior enable all pupils in each of our schools to sit down and eat lunch together, as a school. Our site is safe and secure and all pupils remain on site throughout the day including at lunchtime.

Our award winning catering team provide a wide choice of meals, there are a number of food options including; hot meals, pasta, salads, oven baked potatoes as well as sandwiches and fresh fruit. A chilled and filtered water system is available in the dining hall for all pupils to use, facilities for pupils who wish to bring a packed lunch are also available.


Secondary School Uniform

The school uniform is an important part of belonging to Excelsior Academy. It helps pupils present themselves positively, gives them confidence to represent the school and promotes a strong sense of identity.

From September 2017 all pupils currently in Years 7-9 will change to our new uniform. Current Year 6 pupils leaving Rainbird Primary to begin Excelsior Academy in September will need to buy our new uniform.

Pupils currently in Year 10 will not have to buy the new uniform for beginning Year 11 unless they wish to do so but they will be provided with a new school tie.
Excelsior Academy school uniform is available to order from our suppliers Michael Sehgal & Sons Ltd ,this link will take you directly to their website.

Our Secondary School Uniform consists of:

• White shirt

• School tie

• Grey Academy blazer – this is not optional and must be worn every day

• Black formal trousers (no fashion trousers will be accepted)

• Flat black school shoes (at no time will trainers or leisure shoes/Ugg boots be accepted)

• Optional V neck jumper/tank top


PE Kit

• PE kit ‐ navy blue shorts, polo shirt, dark blue tracksuit and a pair of trainers


Equipment & Expectations


As part of our school uniform pupils are expected to bring a bag to carry such items as;
• School bag
• Pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, etc
• PE kit (on PE days)


Hair should be tidy – extreme styles or patterns are not acceptable.


All pupils are assigned a personal locker and issued with a key.

Outdoor coats and winter boots should be kept in the locker during the school day.

Personal Property

Valuable items like jewellery, iPod, MP3 players and cameras should not be brought into school. These items are distracting and can cause difficulties in class, they are therefore not allowed.


No jewellery is allowed except for watches. Body piercing is not permitted and students will be asked to remove the non-uniform item.