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Publish date:26/05/2017

Prefect Team 2017 Announced!

In our Year 10 Assembly on Friday 28 April 2017, 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 Graham (Head of Prefects), Mr Harvey (Assistant Principal), Mr Bishop (Principal) and our current Head Boy, Louis Smith, and Head Girl, Kate Rigby, 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.

Mr Graham did joke and say that every time they interviewed a student, they would put their heads on the desk once they had left, as each time it made their decisions so much harder to make! But after lots of discussions, interviews, meetings and the odd sleepless night, our Prefect Team of 2017 were decided!

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


Caitlin Neale, Charlie Evans, Josh Hodgkinson, Emily Kempson, Iqra Akhtar, Max Harrop, Katie Bailey, Becky Carter, Jade Price, Hannah Smith, Emily Stubbs, Luc Alcock, Abdullah Bilal, Declan Heaton, Jasmine Hill, Tisha Stone, Amy Barlow, Max Chimenes, Aya Ghoulam, Molly Lewis, Tilly Norcup, Rhys Plant, Leah Woodward, Lucy Fox, Lewis Hackney, Daisy Pearson, Hijaab Raja, Jessica Stubbs, Emily Jackson.

Associate Senior Prefects

Connor Holmes, Yasmin Kok, Ariana Izmana, Adam Kirkland, Brandon Holmes, Katie Shone, Chloe Tennant, Olivia Jackson.

Senior Prefects

Timi Polo, Amy Forrester, Jack Barber, Abigail Keen, Nathaniel Adams, Libby Cipolla, Charlie Braganca.

Deputy Head Girls

Rachel Ambler, Ruth Carson, Raz Tofiq, Chloe Sims.

Deputy Head Boys

Alfie Brookes, Brandon Ellis, Ethan Lewis, Callum Simpson.

Head Boy

Jared Nixon

Head Girl

Poppy Brian

We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our Prefect Team of 2016 as they turn their efforts to their forthcoming exams – we wish you the very best of luck!

Publish date:28/04/2017

Macbeth Performance

On Monday 27 February, the Academy welcomed The Fred Theatre Company, who performed Macbeth for our Year 10 and 11 students.

To tell you more about the day is Year 11 student, Bayleigh Luke:

“On Monday the Year 10 and 11 students had the fantastic opportunity to experience the interpretation of Macbeth performed by The Fred Theatre Company in our own Academy hall. The play lasted approximately 90 minutes and during this time, ‘Macbeth’ was brought to life. The 6-man show intrigued and engaged the students to understand the Shakespearean play in great depth and this also allowed them to recognise different interpretations of the characters themselves, which will help us in our final GCSE English Literature exam. Once the play had finished, students had time to ask any questions to the Fred Theatre team which they answered in great detail developing our knowledge even further.

It’s significant to have events like this so we are able to enjoy ourselves whilst learning and this is a prime example of that. In English Literature we are expected to be able to interpret any text we study in many different ways and seeing other people’s interpretations first hand helps with this. Seeing a visual representation of the play rather than just reading it also helps us to really understand the play in ways we may not have before.

After the half term break, I think this play was a pleasant way to ease us back into Academy life and show that there are different ways of learning other than just reading and writing. Even without costumes, they brought to life the classic play of ‘Macbeth’ through their excellent acting and I know the students of Year 10 and 11 feel privileged to have been able to experience their fantastic performance and workshop.

The Fred Theatre Company came from Birmingham so I would like to thank them for coming to our Academy to perform for us. They also modernized the play so it was easier to relate to and understand. The effort and pride that went into the making of this play was incredible, it has been extremely well thought out. From the workshop, I could clearly see all the members of the theatre had great pride in what they had done. Everyone was equal in the group – from the director to the actors. Key quotes were obviously shown in the play which is a key part of revision as the Summer GCSE will be a closed book exam, so it’s vital we are able to recall important quotes from the play and by hearing them in a theatre environment it helps to consolidate this knowledge. Not only was it a fantastic way to revise, but also a reminder that school isn’t strictly about exams and learning – but also about spending time with peers and enjoying yourself, whilst still making the most of your education.”

A huge thank you to the English Department who arranged this incredible performance, The Fred Theatre Company and Bayleigh for her fantastic report on the day.

Publish date:10/03/2017

The Excel Academy PE Awards Evening

On 03/07/2017 at 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm

This is a chance to celebrate those students who have outstanding achievements and progress in PE.

Publish date:21/09/2016

Stoke SSP Leadership Academy Presentation Evening

On 10/07/2017 at 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm

Publish date:21/09/2016