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Full steam ahead for Virgin Trains and Excelsior partnership

Virgin Trains employees are being encouraged to bring their business skills into Excelsior Academy and learn about school life as the first class partnership goes from strength to strength. Excelsior students and teachers presented a host of volunteering opportunities...

Water project turns on tap to career success

Young engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies are tackling the challenge of getting clean water into people’s homes in a STEM project. The deep-thinking pupils from Rainbird, Westgate Hill and Atkinson Road Primary Academies are applying themselves to the task...

Standing in the Hall of Fame

The brightest and the best from Excelsior College are inspiring students and welcoming visitors in a new Hall of Fame. Posters of alumni who have gone on to study at university or embarked on the career of their choice, will be a daily inspiration to sixth form...

Rock of Ages at South Hylton

A pupil-teacher pop group belting out hits spanning three generations brought the house down at their South Hylton Primary Academy music concert. Shh – short for 'South Hylton Harmony' – comprising 13 pupils and teachers Tony Lindstedt, guitar, and Dan Potter on...

Broadway smash Hairspray at Excelsior Academy

The ever-popular 1960s-set musical Hairspray is the latest big name production to get the Excelsior Academy treatment when it opens to an expectant audience tomorrow night. (Tuesday March 27th) Focusing on the inspirational story of plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad...

Playing like a pro with Manchester City

Talented footballers Ben Sawyers and Jamie Talbot trained like Premier League stars in a dream day with coaches from Manchester City. The Academy 360 students were put through their paces by coaches from the runaway league leaders at a football school at Glasgow Green...