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Excelsior Academy
Denton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE15 6AF
Excelsior Academy is a non-selective academy. It has 213 staff (about 199 FTEs), including 111 teachers (about 107 FTEs). (See here for details of the primary school.)
This school is a member of The Laidlaw Schools Trust. (Other schools in this trust include Academy 360 and Sedgefield Community College.)
Particular strengths include Pupil:teacher ratio and Assistant:teacher ratio. Relative weaknesses include Qualified teachers and Unfilled vacancies.
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Pupil:teacher ratio: Excellent. The number of pupils per teacher is about 13.8, which is very low compared to other schools.
Assistant:teacher ratio: Excellent. The number of assistants per teacher is about 0.33, which is very high compared to other schools.
Staff development: About average. Reported staff development spend is £304 per teacher per year, which is roughly average compared to other schools.
Unfilled vacancies: Below average. The proportion of unfilled or temporarily filled teaching positions is 0.7%, which is quite high compared to other schools.
Qualified teachers: Poor. The proportion of qualified teachers is about 84%, which is very low compared to other schools.
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