ADMISSIONS

Walker Riverside Academy recently consulted on our Admissions Policy 21-22.

To view our Admissions Consultation information click HERE.

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 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

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

IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS

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)

TRANSFER PLACES

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


KEY DATES

Applications open: 1 September 2021

Applications close: 31 October 2021

National Offer Day: 01 March 2022


IMPROTECH APPLICATIONS

Your child may hope to join our Academy as one of our Improtech Soccer Elite 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.

Please apply for a trial with Improtech via their website HERE. Make sure to do this in good time to ensure you do not miss the October 31st deadline.

SEND APPLICATIONS

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.

APPEALS

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)

Appeal online application

IN-YEAR APPLICATION APPEALS

TIME TABLE

  • Appeals for in-year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

SIXTH FORM APPLICATION APPEALS

TIME TABLE

  • 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

TIME TABLE

  • 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.