Academy Closed due to severe weather conditions

Dear Parents/Carers

Following an inspection of the site, the decision has been made to close the academy(Monday 11/12/17). This is due to a significant amount of snow on paths and carparks. We feel the site  and local roads are  unsafe for pupils, parents and staff.

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience but hope the early notice will help parents make appropriate arrangements. 

We aim to be open as usual on Tuesday 12/12/17

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Academy Closed due to severe weather conditions

Dear Parents/Carers

Following an inspection of the site, the decision has been made to close the academy(Monday 11/12/17). This is due to a significant amount of snow on paths and carparks. We feel the site  and local roads are  unsafe for pupils, parents and staff.

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience but hope the early notice will help parents make appropriate arrangements. 

We aim to be open as usual on Tuesday 12/12/17

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
Principal


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Humanutopia at Bet365 Stadium

We took 32 Year 10 students to a Humanutopia event at the Bet365 Stadium (in association with Higher Horizons and Business in the Community) on November 1st, and our students worked with the Humanutoia team, local business people and students from other High Schools looking at their personal situations and how they could take ownership of their lives in order to achieve their potential.

Publish date:06/12/2017

Alpha Christmas Card Competition


A Christmas Card competition for all academies/schools within the Trust was held after half term. We had many entries which made the judging quite difficult. The judging took place on Monday 13th November by Sarah Robinson (CEO for the Trust) and Carol Jones (Chair of the Trust).

Two designs were selected, Sienna Harrington Year 5 from Maple Court Academy and Evan Phokeerdoss Year 7 from The Excel Academy.

The two winners were given a £30 Intu Potteries Voucher and were taken to see their card produced at AJB Reprographics in Fenton.

Well done to all involved.

Publish date:29/11/2017

Events
Event
Year 9 Parents Evening

On 11/01/2018 at 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm

This is a great opportunity for Year 9 parents and carers to catch up with Form Tutors and class teachers to discuss the progress of your child in their first year of options at The Academy.

Publish date:08/11/2017

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Year 8 Parents & Options Evening

On 15/03/2018 at 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm

This is a great opportunity for Year 8 parents and carers to catch up with Form Tutors and class teachers to discuss the progress of your child at The Academy, and to discuss their chosen pathways as they go in to Year 9.

Publish date:08/11/2017