Welcome to The Excel Academy

Please note that The Excel Academy will close on Friday 20th July at 1.30pm. The Academy will reopen at 8.35am on Wednesday 05 September for Year 7 students and at 11am for students in Year 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Mr Darren Bishop - Principal

It is my privilege to welcome you to The Excel Academy which is once again, one of the highest performing academies in the City. Our students demonstrated excellent progress in the GCSE examinations in 2017. Results, particularly in Mathematics and English, meant that we continue to be one of the highest performing academies locally. We strive to ensure a curriculum pathway to allow all students to achieve. Our Creative Arts and vocational subjects regularly achieve excellent results too.

Exam achievement is of paramount importance but is not our sole focus. We ‘expect excellence’ in all areas of student personal development. For example, our long tradition of success in the sporting arena continued this year with a huge number of our young sports people winning Town, City and County honours during the year. Our singers and dancers - who perform regularly at the Victoria Hall and other major venues produced outstanding performances at our prestigious Achievement Awards evening, our Sports Awards evening and our Summer concert.

Ofsted inspected The Academy in November 2016 and confirmed that The Academy remains a ‘good’ academy and is on a journey to become outstanding. What truly makes us distinctive is the warmth of feeling and sense of belonging that The Excel Academy engenders in the students, staff, parents and friends of The Academy. Parents comment that The Academy is now the ‘school of choice’. Our students confirm that they are proud to be part of our community. We have established a reputation for high standards but also an ethos of care for each individual child. As a consequence our intake has increased by 60% over the past three years and we are over-subscribed in most years.

Our ethos is one of ‘Pride and Respect’. We make no excuses for having high standards and we expect support from all of our families in ensuring those standards are achieved. Teamwork underpins success and we believe that ‘everyone can improve’ with the right support and attitude. The relationships between home and The Academy are fundamental to our success. Working in partnership we can ensure that every child enjoys their time at Excel, makes outstanding progress and leaves here as responsible, well-qualified, mature young people, ready to make a valued contribution to society.

I believe that The Excel Academy has many strengths and is now realising its potential. I am excited by the prospect of the next phase of development. The support The Academy receives as being part of the ‘Alpha Academies Trust’ is excellent and I look forward to working with the students, teachers, governors and families to continue the drive on raising standards.
If you are considering choosing The Excel Academy for your child or would like to come and have a look around please contact us on 01782 882700

Mr D Bishop

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2018 Senior Prefect Team

In our Year 10 Assembly on Thursday 03 May 2018, our brand new Prefect Team were announced!

Lots of students applied for various positions, including Prefect, Associate Senior Prefect, Senior Prefect, Deputy Head Boy & Girl, and of course Head Boy and Head Girl.

Our panellists, consisting of Mr Wright (Head of Prefects), Mr Harvey (Assistant Principal), Mr Bishop (Principal), Miss Robb (Head of Year 10) and our current Head Boy, Jared Nixon, and Head Girl, Poppy Brian, were absolutely blown away with the standard of excellence each student showed. All were passionate, showed excellent leadership skills and tenacity, and proved themselves to be deserving of their title.

We would like to extend a huge congratulations to our new Prefect body and wish you all the very best in your new roles!

Prefects: Ella Howle, Hamna Bilal, Jack Hughes, Jacob Brian, Jess Bromley, Kyle Wood, Lexi Greenhough, Rosie Landon, Tianna Charman, Josh Dunn, Harrison Foxall, Holly Hutchinson, Kayleigh Salt, Stefan Carter, Emily Dunn, Cerys Jones, Ellie Davies, Harriet Tully, Kimberley Kirkham, Megan Hackney, Rebecca Ross, Vannamathi Mohanarajhan, Tia Willis, Briony McKay, Emily Garside, Kayleigh Smith, Kyle Cuthbertson, Naomi Owen, Oliver Ball, Olivia Marlow, Tilly Price, Giovanni Udrilescu, Briana Turcan, Amelia Berg, Gemma Smith, Sophie Skelton, Will Tams, Callum Dean, Chelsea Lambert, Courtney Wilson, Georgina Dawson, Josh Clarke, Elizabeth Hall, Leoni Webb, Millie Tench, Sharne Soper, Jessica Minto, Caniece Bailey, Aaron Gorry.

Associate Senior Prefects: Liberty Taylor, Ben Mould, Praise Polo, Lia Elliot, Abbi Williamson

Senior Prefects: Jack Maddox, Neto Ken-Amobi, Beth Adams, Libby Mottram, Piper Finnegan-Booth, Tilly Olphin

Assistant Heads: Kebron Yoseph, Hannah Davies, Jodie Collins, Josh Hover, Benjamin Holland, Lauren Hall

Deputy Head Girls: Beth Venables, True Machin, Charlotte Beckett

Deputy Head Boys: Joseph Daniels, Subhaan Nadeem

Head Boy & Head Girl: Connor Ashmore & Alexi Edwards

Publish date:08/05/2018

Year 11 Results Assembly/Collection Day

On 23/08/2018 at 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Dear Parent/Carer

In order to fully support your child on Results Day, we would like to invite Year 11 students to arrive at The Excel Academy at 10am on Thursday 23 August 2018.

We will initially hold a short assembly so that we can celebrate the success of the year group, followed by students collecting their examination results together. Academy staff and careers advisors will also be on hand for students to chat to about their results and their ´next steps´ for September.

If students are unable to attend this event, they will need to provide a Stamped Addressed Envelope so that we can send their results directly to them. If someone else will be collecting their results on Results Day, they will need to send in a signed letter stating who will be collecting their results and the designated person will need to have proof of identity. The service will only be available after the student assembly.

Please note that the academy will close at 12pm.

We wish all of our Year 11 students the very best with their future education and we look forward to sharing Results Day with you

Publish date:12/06/2018