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%).
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
Maths Fest – 5th May 2015
Stoke-on-Trent College held a one day maths festival. The event attracted primary, secondary and post-16 students from across the City.
Selected Excel Academy students attended the event with Miss Vasey (Maths Teacher) and had a great day!
County Trampolining competition – 6th May 2015
Eight students from The Excel Academy participated in the County competition, following competing in the qualifying round. Results are below:BEGINNER TEAM: Runners up in the County INTERMEDIATE: Winners of the County
There was also an individual competition and two of our students managed to get themselves an individual medal:Libby Mottram - Third in the beginner category Ethan Lewis - First in the intermediate category
Congratulations to the following students who represented the Academy and did everyone proud:Jade Hubball Ethan Lewis Jared Nixon Lois Massey Bethan Longshaw Morgan Watts Chelsea Dono Libby Mottram
Well done from Mrs Copeland and The Excel Academy!
Starts 25/05/2015 until 29/05/2015
The Excel Academy will be closed for summer half term
On 25/05/2015 until 28/05/2015
Students from Year 7 and 8 will be visiting famous places in Barcelona such as the Sagrada del Familia, FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium, as well as visit the world famous Port Aventura theme park. Students will experience local cuisine at Al Fresco restaurant and visit the Hard Rock Café.
If you have any queries regarding this visit, please contact The Excel Academy on 01782 882700.