The Excel Academy

PiXL Edge


PiXL Edge is a framework for secondary schools and sixth form providers to develop and accredit in pupils’ attitudes, attributes, and skills essential for employability and life. Through a series of accredited tasks and activities, including target-setting and self-reflection, PiXL Edge enables pupils to systematically enhance their skills. There has not been a national framework collating and accrediting the diverse range of valuable activities which pupils undertake alongside their academic activities – until now.

The Edge / LORIC

As an Academy that never stands still and is always looking to improve, we want our pupils to follow our footsteps and strive to be the best they can be. The LORIC Edge programme will allow them to develop and be accredited for five key essential attributes, which have been purposefully chosen for their formative qualities in character development as well as their desirability by employers.

What are the LORIC attributes?

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Communication

All pupils in year 7,8, and 9 are introduced to The LORIC Edge programme by logging their activities and providing self-evaluations for them. We hope this will encourage them to get involved in as many extra-curricular opportunities as possible, both in and out of school, and share new ideas with other pupils. 

We want to ensure that your child leaves The Excel Academy with the best qualifications possible, but also with a myriad of personal attributes allowing them to stand out from the crowd and achieve their goals. Competition for University places and employment is always increasing, and together we can help your child embrace this programme that will undoubtedly give them the Edge.

Information for Parents

There are numerous activities in which your child can be accredited for: from something as simple as helping to lead a warm up in PE lessons, to organising a stall for the school summer fair, taking part in a fundraising event, or being involved with the Student Council. There are also many activities outside school which can be accredited.

As parents we invite you to be part of their unique journey, encourage your child to talk to you regularly about their progress and achievements with the LORIC Edge. As an Academy we will be rewarding pupils regularly for logging the most activities. We will also reward those pupils who show perseverance and true determination to complete activities each term.

If you are unsure about the LORIC Edge, how the programme runs or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Knight at: kknight3@excelacademy.info

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