News & Events

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

ASSIST Success

During the Autumn term, 43 students have been involved with the ASSIST programme. This includes being mentors and spreading the word about the dangers of smoking. The students completed the course and the ASSIST Course Leaders commented on the amazing behaviour and attitude of The Excel Academy students, even going as far as to say our students were the best students that they have ever had. Their role now is to continue to spread the word about the dangers of smoking. Well done Year 8!

Publish date:18/12/2017

Roller Disco!

On the 13th December over 60 students were involved in Rewards morning at The Excel Academy. Rewarded students got their roller blades on and had a great time around the sports hall in their very own Roller Disco! This was a great treat for the students and a lovely start to the day.

Publish date:18/12/2017

Year 10 Parents Evening

On 26/04/2018 at 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for Year 10 parents and carers to catch up with Form Tutors and class teachers to discuss the progress of your child at The Academy.

Publish date:08/11/2017

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Parents Meeting

On 26/04/2018 at 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm

Duke of Edinburgh staff will be in the MUH during the year 10 parents evening.

Publish date:20/04/2018

Year 7 Parents Evening

On 10/05/2018 at 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm

This is a great opportunity for Year 7 parents and carers to catch up with Form Tutors and class teachers to discuss the progress of your child in their first full year at The Academy.

Publish date:08/11/2017

Duke of Edinburgh Training Weekend

On 19/05/2018 until 20/05/2018

This will be held at Standon Bowers. Further information to follow.

Publish date:23/04/2018

Duke of Edinburgh Practice Weekend

On 15/06/2018 until 16/06/2018

Venue: to be confirmed. Further information to follow.

Publish date:23/04/2018