Our aim is to provide an inspiring, broad and balanced curriculum in line with the national curriculum, provides students with the knowledge, skills, habits and attitudes needed for success in the global marketplace. There is a strong emphasis on the core skills of Literacy and Numeracy which is complimented by a focus on Oracy and a blend of traditionally academic, vocational, creative and technical learning options. Our aim is to maximise the success of our students by ensuring that lessons are enjoyable and motivating.

We focus on

Achievement; through an ambitious, knowledge rich, curriculum

Character Development; students follow a learning journey curriculum that supports their personal growth

Excel way; the standards we expect of everyone at the Academy

By focusing on our core values it allows us to deliver our curriculum in order to develop young people who are:

    • Respectful to others, rules & property; are caring & trustworthy; conduct themselves with a moral purpose; and are proud of themselves and the academy.
    • Resilient and are determined to work hard; curious; motivated; driven; seek challenge; act on feedback; focused on learning and its benefits.
    • Ambitious and have high expectations for academic, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal success; have a passion to be lifelong learners and a desire to develop their cultural capital.
    • Confident and take action; courageous; articulate; work effectively with others;
      confident readers and presenters; and develop their leadership skills.
    • Reflective and have a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and improvements required; take responsibility for their own behaviour; are equipped to deal with issues and situations.

    Please click on the following links to download the latest information of our curriculum


What is Progress 8

Provisional Progress 8 scores will be reported in performance tables for the first time this term. It will measure pupils’ progress across eight qualifications from age 11 to 16.

We’ve made a three-minute video to explain the changes which you may find useful if you need to speak to parents about it.

You can also find more information on GOV UK

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Why Excel

At Excel we aim to help students develop and grow into young adults who are ready and able to go out confidently into the world.

Our Curriculum

Our students make informed option choices based on a pathway appropriate to their career aims.

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View our Senior Leadership team, We are proud of our staff and the hard work they put into the Education at The Excel Academy

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