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July 2018 Newsletter
July 2018 Newsletter

Publish date:19/07/2018

2018 Senior Prefect Team

In our Year 10 Assembly on Thursday 03 May 2018, 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 Wright (Head of Prefects), Mr Harvey (Assistant Principal), Mr Bishop (Principal), Miss Robb (Head of Year 10) and our current Head Boy, Jared Nixon, and Head Girl, Poppy Brian, 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.

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

Prefects: Ella Howle, Hamna Bilal, Jack Hughes, Jacob Brian, Jess Bromley, Kyle Wood, Lexi Greenhough, Rosie Landon, Tianna Charman, Josh Dunn, Harrison Foxall, Holly Hutchinson, Kayleigh Salt, Stefan Carter, Emily Dunn, Cerys Jones, Ellie Davies, Harriet Tully, Kimberley Kirkham, Megan Hackney, Rebecca Ross, Vannamathi Mohanarajhan, Tia Willis, Briony McKay, Emily Garside, Kayleigh Smith, Kyle Cuthbertson, Naomi Owen, Oliver Ball, Olivia Marlow, Tilly Price, Giovanni Udrilescu, Briana Turcan, Amelia Berg, Gemma Smith, Sophie Skelton, Will Tams, Callum Dean, Chelsea Lambert, Courtney Wilson, Georgina Dawson, Josh Clarke, Elizabeth Hall, Leoni Webb, Millie Tench, Sharne Soper, Jessica Minto, Caniece Bailey, Aaron Gorry.

Associate Senior Prefects: Liberty Taylor, Ben Mould, Praise Polo, Lia Elliot, Abbi Williamson

Senior Prefects: Jack Maddox, Neto Ken-Amobi, Beth Adams, Libby Mottram, Piper Finnegan-Booth, Tilly Olphin

Assistant Heads: Kebron Yoseph, Hannah Davies, Jodie Collins, Josh Hover, Benjamin Holland, Lauren Hall

Deputy Head Girls: Beth Venables, True Machin, Charlotte Beckett

Deputy Head Boys: Joseph Daniels, Subhaan Nadeem

Head Boy & Head Girl: Connor Ashmore & Alexi Edwards

Publish date:08/05/2018

County Cup Football Win!

The Excel Academy lifted the Under-12’s Staffordshire Schools County Cup after Alfie Oldfield’s crucial save in a nail-biting penalty shootout proved decisive in an exciting final played at St George’s Park.

The Academy went into the final having conceded 7 goals but scoring 22 in the competition. It was a very competitive game and Excel were unfortunate not to go in front during the first half, with Lucas Smith being denied by the framework of the goal.

Both teams defended extremely well, resulting in the game finishing as a 0-0 draw. Extra time saw no other goals but Christ Church also hit the post in the dying moments of the game.

The game went to penalties. Both teams converted their first 3 penalties until Alfie Oldfield made an outrageous save down to his right, tipping the ball onto the crossbar. Both teams again converted their next two penalties and then pressure then fell to Callum Dixon who very calmly slotted the winning penalty into the bottom right of the goal, clinching a 5-4 win for Excel.

Manager, Mark Tipping said: “The whole team showed so much passion and dedication in what was their most important game for the Academy so far. It was one of the tightest games I have ever managed but both teams missed simple chances that could have won the game. We had fantastic growth mind-set, we never gave up and we are extremely proud of the whole team.”

Principal, Darren Bishop said: “We are extremely proud to win such a prestigious cup! I would like to congratulate the team and coaches for all the hard work and effort they put in to become County Champions!”

Well done to the following players:
Alfie Oldfield (GK)
Lucas Smith
Rourke Fisher
Sultan Yusuf (C)
Jack Field
Jake Bew
Mekhi Simpson
Aaron Ratcliffe
Zach Hallam
Jacob Bossons
Branndon Alcock
Callum Dixon
Jack Taylor
Jack Hulme

Publish date:20/04/2018

Spring Term Maintenance Work

We are writing to notify you of work that will be carried out at the Academy over the coming weeks.

Starting on Monday 16 April statutory electrical inspection work will begin to be carried out. The work will take place in parts of the building every evening, Monday to Thursday, for approximately 20 working nights. The contractor will start at 6.30pm and finish when the Academy re-opens the following morning.

There will be no noise associated with the work - however there will be contractors on site and there will be lighting in some parts of the building during the night. The window blinds will be closed when the contractor is working so there should be little or no light emitted from the classrooms. Once on site there will be no need for the contractors to leave site during the night so again there should be no disturbance from that perspective.

If you have any concerns regarding the work or experience any problems at all, please don´t fail to contact us at the academy on 01782 882700 or e-mail us at enquiries@excelacademy.info.

Yours faithfully
MrS Goodwin
Head of Support Services

Publish date:29/03/2018

Year 11 Results Assembly/Collection Day

On 23/08/2018 at 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Dear Parent/Carer

In order to fully support your child on Results Day, we would like to invite Year 11 students to arrive at The Excel Academy at 10am on Thursday 23 August 2018.

We will initially hold a short assembly so that we can celebrate the success of the year group, followed by students collecting their examination results together. Academy staff and careers advisors will also be on hand for students to chat to about their results and their ´next steps´ for September.

If students are unable to attend this event, they will need to provide a Stamped Addressed Envelope so that we can send their results directly to them. If someone else will be collecting their results on Results Day, they will need to send in a signed letter stating who will be collecting their results and the designated person will need to have proof of identity. The service will only be available after the student assembly.

Please note that the academy will close at 12pm.

We wish all of our Year 11 students the very best with their future education and we look forward to sharing Results Day with you

Publish date:12/06/2018