Welcome to The Excel Academy
Welcome to the Excel Academy which is once again, one of the highest performing academies in the City, with 68% of students achieving a grade C in English or Maths. In 2015 almost 50% of our students left the Academy with 5A*-C grades including English & Maths at GCSE level – slightly below the average for all schools across England. More importantly 24% of Excel students achieved the ‘gold standard’ EBacc qualification which allows them to access the best post-16 courses and ultimately admission to the UK’S top universities. This figure is above the national average of 23% and significantly higher than all local city schools, including Horizon Academy (14%), The Cooperative Academy (4%), Haywood Academy (5%) and Birches Head (2%)
I am pleased to report that our new Year 7 intake have all settled well into the academy and are enjoying the challenges and opportunities presented to them. The recent parents evening provided further confirmation that students love being at the academy. I am also delighted that those Year 11 students who chose to stay on to continue their post-16 studies at our brand new Excel Further post-16 centre are enjoying the opportunity to purse their studies in the fantastic education environment and with the amazing teachers they know so well. In partnership with our Studio College, we are offering a wide range of A Levels and vocational qualifications designed to take students to the next stage of their education and on to university or apprenticeships.
Of course, the Excel Academy is not solely focused on academic achievement but excellence in every respect. Our long tradition of success in the sporting arena was maintained recently when our Year 7 girls athletics team were crowned Staffordshire champions at the prestigious Winter Games event at Fenton Manor. Meanwhile our singers and dancers - who perform regularly at the Victoria Hall and other major –venues produced outstanding performances at our Annual Awards evening at the Victoria Hall.
The new academic year has started very well for the Excel Academy and I am sure there will be many more achievements and successes to report on in the coming months.
If you are considering choosing the Academy for your child or would like to come and have a look around please contact us on 01782 882700
Mr J Patino
A massive well done to our Year 7 Football team who won the Stoke-on-Trent 5 a side tournament on Wednesday 21st October 2015. They beat thirteen other teams from ten City schools. We entered three teams, however our first team won the overall tournament!
The winning team was:
The team will now represent Stoke-on-Trent in the English Schools Football Association County finals in the new year.
Massive thanks also to the following students who did a brilliant job as referees during the six matches going on at the same time:
Huge well done from Mr Tipping and The Excel Academy!
On 20th October, several girls from all years participated in their second cross country competition of the year. The following girls should be commended for their enthusiasm and determination and for representing the Academy.
Well done to the following girls:
A special mention to the following girls who came in the top 15 in the city and who will now qualify to represent Stoke-on-Trent in the Staffordshire County Competition.
Huge well done from Mrs Copeland and The Excel Academy!
Starts 18/12/2015 until 05/01/2016
The Excel Academy will be closed for Christmas break
Please Note: The Excel Academy is open for staff training on Monday 4th Jan 2016 and closed for students
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