KEY INFORMATION AND POLICY
Designated personnel responsible for Academy Admissions → Mr P. Robson
Designated personnel responsible for Sixth Form Admissions → Mrs K. Brayson
For more details on our Admissions policies please click the relevant year below.
APPLYING TO WRA
Newcastle City Council remains responsible for processing all admissions to Walker Riverside Academy; therefore all admissions must be completed online through them.
More information about their policy can be found by selecting the relevant link below.
(Click on each link to be redirected to the appropriate page on the Newcastle City Council Website)
Admissions home page - www.newcastle.gov.uk/education-and-learning/admissions-and-school-transfers
In year applications - (advice and guidance and link to online application)
Appeals (for if your child has been refused a place)
ADMISSIONS HOME PAGE
Newcastle City Council's Admissions home page can be accessed via the link below.
Visit this site to navigate to all areas of Admissions.
► Admissions home page - www.newcastle.gov.uk/education-and-learning/admissions-and-school-transfers
If your child is wishing to join us from an alternative Secondary School you will need to complete an In-Year application.
* Please note: If your child is already attending an alternative Newcastle Secondary School they will need to obtain a form from their current school office. Only students applying from a school outside of Newcastle can apply using the online form.
Click the link below to be redirected:
► In-Year applications - (advice and guidance and link to online application)
A 'Transfer Place' applies when a child is moving from Primary to Secondary School.
If your child is leaving their Primary's Year 6 and would like to join us from Year 7 they will need to complete the online application via Newcastle City Council. Please follow the link below to complete your application.
► Transfer Places applications
→ Applications open: 1 September 2023
→ Applications close: 31 October 2023
→ National Offer Day: 01 March 2024
WALKER RIVERSIDE FOOTBALL ACADEMY APPLICATIONS
Your child may hope to join our Academy as one of our Walker Riverside Football Academy cohort.
All applications must still be processed as a Transfer Place by Newcastle City Council and be submitted in line with the timetable above.
Our Admissions Policy, regarding those with SEN is that:
"Children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school."
For information on how students are admitted to Walker Riverside Academy view our Admissions Policy above.
For more information about SEND view our SEND INFORMATION page.
As with our applications, all appeals must be processed through Newcastle City Council.
Please click the link below for more details on how to appeal and how any appeals will be processed.
► Appeals (for if your child has been refused a place)
IN-YEAR APPLICATION APPEALS
Appeals for in-year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
SIXTH FORM APPLICATION APPEALS
The deadline is 30 school days if the offer would have been conditional upon exam results or 40 school days if the offer would not have been conditional upon exam results.
TRANSFER APPLICATION APPEALS
You will have at least 20 school days to submit an appeal from the day you received notice that your application was unsuccessful.
The deadline for submitting an appeal in order to ensure that it is heard before the end of the summer term is 1 April 2022.
Appeals submitted within the deadlines will be heard within 40 school days of these dates. You can submit an appeal after these dates but it may not be possible to hear your case until after the summer holiday. Then it will be considered after the panel has already heard any appeals which were submitted within the deadline.
Where possible, appeals arising from late applications will be heard within 40 school days of this deadline or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Appeals submitted after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt where possible.