Excelsior Academy

URN: 135423

Academy sponsor led

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Denton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6AF
Local authority:
Newcastle upon Tyne (391)
Principal David Thornton
Age range: Help with this field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
All through
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
The Laidlaw Schools Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 135423, DfE number: 391/6905
UKPRN: 10023975
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 29 November 2017)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Mohammad Farsi Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 31/08/2020

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
William Messer Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/11/2018 20/11/2022
Deni Chambers Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/06/2018 20/06/2022
Jeffrey Lough Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 23/03/2017 22/03/2021
Tim Goodship Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/12/2016 11/12/2020
Claire Lewis Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Kate Charnley Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Rachel Turner Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Fidelis Okukusie Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 07/03/2018
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Benwell and Scotswood
Parliamentary Constituency:
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Newcastle upon Tyne 025
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Newcastle upon Tyne 025E

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