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Three Peaks Challenge for David

Caring Excelsior Academy teacher David Newburn will tomorrow tackle climbing the UK’s three highest mountains in 24 hours to raise funds to help a friend’s son in his fight against cancer. David, his wife Kristy and friend Tim Hunt will attempt to scale Ben Nevis,...

‘Apprentice’ star Katie tells students: ‘You’re hired’

Leading businesswoman Katie Bulmer-Cooke inspired gifted Academy 360 students with the story of her rise to TV fame and industry acclaim. Sunderland-born Katie led a business development task with students identified by teachers as gifted, talented and able in...

US-style industry learning shines in Excelsior classrooms

An Industry Alignment Project piloted by the Edge Foundation at Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy has proven such a success, it will now be rolled out to two new year groups. Focused on equipping young people with the skills they need to reach their full potential, the...

Excelsior Academy officially a healthy school

Excelsior Academy has retained its status as a healthy school, praised by inspectors as an “exemplar” Newcastle school “demonstrating outstanding practice.” A team from Newcastle City Council’s Healthy Schools team visited the academy, talking with the student...

Westgate Hill Primary pupils clean local streets

Young litter pickers from Westgate Hill Primary Academy joined with family and the local community to collect discarded plastic and paper, helping clean the streets around their school. The army of Westgate Hill Primary Reception pupils – led by teachers – donned...

On board partnership to career success

Excelsior College students have a first class ticket to ride on board a partnership to careers success with Virgin Trains East Coast. They are being given the chance to seize apprenticeships and work placements at a summer school with the rail giant which will...

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