Welcome to The Excel Academy

Welcome to the Excel Academy which is, for the second year running, one of the highest performing secondary academies in Stoke-on-Trent.  In 2014 almost 60% of our students left the Academy with 5A*-C grades including English & Maths at GCSE level.  More importantly 29% 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 well above the national average of 24% and significantly higher than all other local schools, including Endon High School (28%), Horizon Academy (14%), The Cooperative Academy (12%) and Haywood Academy (8%).

Mr John Patino - Executive Principal

We are confidently predicting even better results in 2015 and we are also delighted that many of our current Year 11 students have already decided to continue their post-16 studies at our brand new Excel Further post-16 centre which opens in September.  Working in partnership with our Studio College, we are offering a range of A Levels and vocational qualifications designed to take students to the next stage of their education and on to university or apprenticeships.

I am pleased to report that our new Year 7 intake in September will be the highest number for several years, further evidence that the reputation of the Excel Academy is now firmly established amongst parents and students.  However, 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 perform regularly at the Victoria Hall and other key venues. 

The beginning of 2015 has been a very successful period 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

Executive Principal

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County Athletics Competition

On Saturday 13th June, several of our students represented Stoke-on-Trent in the Staffordshire County Athletics competition. The following students should be commended for taking part and for displaying great commitment and dedication.

  • Lois Massey: THIRD in hurdles
  • Bethany Sharpley: SECOND in 1500m
  • Hannah Sheldon: FIFTH IN 100m
  • Zarina Miszkiel: FIRST in shot and FIRST in discus
  • Jack Pickin: THIRD in Triple Jump/FOURTH in Long Jump

A special mention should be given to Zarina and Bethany for qualifying for the next round of the prestigious Mason Trophy. They will now represent Staffordshire in this competition. A fantastic achievement. Well done!


Publish date:23/06/2015

Rounders Competition

On Thursday 21st May, several Year 7 students took part in their first ever rounders competition. It was a City tournament against all the schools across the City.

Considering the girls had only three practice sessions (some only one) prior to the competition, they played fantastically and had picked up the rules extremely quickly. All the other teams were made up of Year 8 girls, so the games would certainly have been a challenge!

In our section, the girls had to face Birches Head and Haywood. They also played St. Margaret Ward in a friendly. Results are below:

  • Excel v Birches Head WON 10 ½ -3 ½
  • Excel v Haywood LOST 7-5
  • Excel v St.Margaret Ward WON 5-2

Unfortunately due to the loss against Haywood, Excel narrowly missed out on getting to the final.

Huge congratulations to the following girls who represented the Academy:

  • Jodie
  • Ellie
  • Shanan
  • Charlotte
  • Alicia
  • Jihan
  • True
  • Layla
  • Lucy

Well done from Mrs Copeland, Miss Finley and The Excel Academy!


Publish date:23/06/2015


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On 06/07/2015 until 16/07/2015

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Publish date:05/03/2015


On 10/07/2015 at 6:30 pm until 11:30 pm

The prom will be held at The Moat House, Festival Park. The evening will officially start at 7.30pm, although parents are welcome to view the arrival of the students from 6.30pm onwards. The event will be fun packed with lots of awards, surprises and of course, the legendary disco! The evening will finish at 11.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased from Student Reception at a cost of £22 each.

For further information, please contact the Academy on 01782 882700.


Publish date:24/03/2015