For your convenience we have arranged all of the statutory information we are required to publish below.

Within each section the information will be available through either links to the location within our site that the information can be found or contain the appropriate information directly.

If you would like to request this information in a printed form or have any questions or queries about the information published on our website, please contact us directly at the Academy on the details found on our CONTACT US page.


Walker Riverside Academy is a part of Tyne Coast Academy Trust which is registered in England & Wales, Company number 08313162.

Registered office: Tyne Coast College, St. Georges Avenue, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, England, NE34 6ET


Academy Contact Details

Address: Walker Riverside Academy, Waverdale Avenue, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4AW

Telephone: 0191 295 8660

Fax: 0191 295 8679



Social Media: Twitter - @WalkerAcademy

Facebook -

Headteacher: Mr Gareth Smith

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Jacqueline Carr

Office Manager: Mrs Sandra Willis

Chair of Governors: Mr Don Smith

SENDCo: Mrs Lauren Hart

All contact information for Walker Riverside Academy, including a map of our location, can be found HERE.

Our Office Manager, Mrs Willis, will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.


  • If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors, Mr Dn Smith, please do so through our Clerk to the Local Governing Body, Mrs Lisa Kirkbride at or via our Academy postal address.


  • If you would like to contact our SENDCo (Mrs Ren Hart) directly, she is available by email at or using the postal address above.

  • If your concern relates to a child in Years 7 or 8 please contact our Lower-School SENDCo, Mrs Helen Gordon by email at .

School Staff;

  • If you would like to speak to specific School staff (Dobson, Grainger and Stephenson) relating to your child, you will find their telephone numbers HERE. Please be aware that these numbers may only be available during working hours.

Trust Contact Details

Walker Riverside Academy are part of the Tyne Coast Academy Trust.

Address: Tyne Coast Academy Trust,, St. George's Avenue, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, NE34 6ET

Telephone: 0191 427 3786


Enquires: General Enquiries - ;

Mrs M Dobrianski will respond to any email enquiries

Data Protection enquires - or call 03330 500 111

→ The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Evalian Limited.

Financial enquires -

Chief Executive Officer: Dr Lindsey Whiterod OBE

Deputy CEO: Mr M Collier

Chief Finance Officer: Mrs J Cuthbertson

Finance Business Partner: Mr D Jobson

Head of Finance: Mrs K Ritchie

Director of Governance: Mr Neil Longstaff

HR Manager: Mrs M Dobrianski

Director of Curriculum and Quality: Mr M Collier

Contracts and Procurement Manager: Miss C Pinkney


The Academy building is open, at a minimum, daily 8:00 - 18:00.

The Academy day begins at 08:45 with Registration and ends at 15:00.

This equates to 31.25 hours a week.

Our lesson breakdown is shown below:


We have a clear ethos and set of values here at Walker Riverside Academy, which affect the environment and culture you will find in and around our community.

To view our ACADEMY ETHOS and EQUALITY statements click HERE to visit the ETHOS AND VALUES section of our website.

The details of how we promote BRITISH VALUES is also available on our website by clicking HERE.

Aim high; at the Academy, at home, in life. Be proud, of who you are, where you come from and what you do. Love life, - they may have life and have it abundantly


Newcastle City Council operates the admissions procedure for applying to Walker Riverside Academy.

Visit our ADMISSIONS page for our policies, helpful links, details of deadlines, and how to appeal.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of our Admission Policies by clicking on the relevant year below (showing for our current year groups).

Our Admissions Policy also contains details on admissions to our Sixth Form.

Click HERE to access our POLICIES page.

*Please note; any students who have successfully secured a place within the Improtech Soccer Elite Academy must apply to join Walker Riverside Academy through the same method as all students. Please view our Admissions policy for details.

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 visit our ADMISSIONS page, or contact us directly using the information on the CONTACT US page.

Admissions Consultation

We recently concluded our Admissions Consultation for proposed changes to our Admissions policy for 2021-22.

Details of this consultation can be viewed HERE.


Our last visit from OFSTED was June 2022, where they carried out a Section 5 inspection.

Our latest inspection report is available to view HERE.

Aternatively, you will soon be able to download our report directly from the OFSTED website by clicking HERE.


The information below will be updated continually.

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Within our KS3 and KS4 CURRICULUM page you will find details of what our students are currently studying, within each subject, within each year group.

→ Our Year Group Learning Handbooks show what a student should 'Know' and 'Can do' by the end of a term. As our curriculum is currently evolving with the needs of our students, we are currently updating our Winter and Spring booklets.

→ Our Knowledge Organisers are a resource designed to supplement the learning within the classroom. They contain all of the key information a student needs across a subjects' topic. They are designed to aid understanding in the classroom and support home learning.

Our students have a wide variety of courses they can select to study at KS4. They make these selections in the Summer term of Year 9. The subjects available for selection change on an annual basis in line with the needs/interests of our students and the availability of specialist staff. Our latest KS4 Options can be viewed on our KS4 CURRICULUM OPTIONS page.

Key Stage 5

Our KS5 students' curriculum is explained in our Sixth Form Prospectus available HERE.


Here at Walker, CEIAG is increasingly becoming embedded into the curriculum and culture of education within the Academy as we recognise the important contribution it makes to supporting the successful transition between both childhood to adulthood and education to employment. CEIAG is embedded in all parts of the curriculum, and also involves various events, experiences and visits.

Mr David Jackson is our Careers Leader within the Academy. He can be contacted by email on:

or by contacting the Academy directly using the details found on our CONTACT US page.

Mr Jackson has recently been appointed our new Careers Leader and he is taking great care to create a careers' curriculum suited to the needs of our cohort and that will make them 'life-ready'. More information is available from our CAREERS @ WALKER page. From here, you can also view our CEIAG Policy, CEIAG Strategic Action Plan Document and our Provider Access Policy. *Please note that these policies are currently under review in line with our new improvements.

COViD-19 - Isolation Blended Learning and Learning Offsite

For support designed to support our learners through any periods of isolation, please view our ISOLATION BLENDED LEARNING page, found within our CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES section of our website.


Our Academy policies are available on our POLICIES page.

Any Trust-wide policies that are not available on the page above, are available on the TCAT website HERE.

Specific policies you may find useful are available for download below.


Below are our documents detailing how we ensure equality within the Academy.

The WRA documents will be reviewed early in the Autumn Term 2021.

You can access further details about equality on our EQUALITY and OPPORTUNITIES page.

Academy policies are also available on our POLICIES page.


Visit our SEND INFORMATION page to discover our provision for those with Special Education Needs and Disabilities. Alternatively, click on the policies below for more information.

If you have any queries you can contact the Academy using the details on our CONTACT US page. Alternatively, contact our SENDCO, Mrs Hart at

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 visit our ADMISSIONS page, or contact us directly using the information on the CONTACT US page.


Schools are not required to publish their exam and assessment results from 2019 to 2020 academic year as these have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State.

We must, however, continue to display your 2018 to 2019 performance measures until new performance measures are published. These are available below.

Our validated results for the academic year 2018-19 can be found below.

KS4 2018-19 Results

Congratulations to those who completed their KS4 study with us in July 2019.

English and Maths combined (achieving a grade 5 or above) → 24%

Progress 8 Score → -0.41

English Baccalaureate (students who were entered for the qualification) → 22 %

EBacc (average point score) → 3.16

Average Attainment 8 score → 38.2

KS5 2018-2019 Results

The results below are for those students who completed their KS5 studies with us in July 2019.

Our performance measures for KS5 have now been published (January 2020):

■ Value Added Score:

-0.36 (Academic A-Level courses)

0.51 (Applied General courses)

■ Average Grade:

C (Academic A-Level courses)

Distinction + (Applied General courses)

Merit + (Tech Levels)

■ Level 2, GCSE progress:

0.71 (English)

→ -0.11 (Maths)

■ Progression:

Academic and Applied General qualifications;

49% - Students that progressed to higher education or training

-7 - Progression score

Technical qualifications;

13% - Students that progressed to higher education or training

► -23 - Progression score

■ Student Retention:

63.6% (Academic A-Level courses)

88.5% (Applied General courses)

100% (Tech Levels)

► For more details relating to our Exam and Assessment Results visit our RESULTS menu page.

► To view the results of our Academy on the Government Performance Tables website select either KS4 results or KS5 results to be re-directed.



This data, published in January 2020, is for students who completed Year 11/KS4 in 2017, which is the most recent data available. There were 201 in this Yr11 cohort.


→ In EDUCATION - 72%



► Breakdown of students in EDUCATION:

→ At a Further Education College or other FE provider - 44%

→ At a state funded SCHOOL SIXTH FORM - 26%

→ At a state funded SIXTH FORM COLLEGE - 0%

→ Other education destinations - 2%


This data is for students who reached the end of 16 to 18 study in 2017 and stayed in education or employment for at least 2 terms after this.

There were 54 students in this cohort.


→ In EDUCATION - 35%

→ Entering EMPLOYMENT - 17%

→ Entering an APPRENTICESHIP - 17%

Students NOT IN EDUCATION OR EMPLOYMENT for at least two terms after study - 19%

→ Destination UNKNOWN - 11%

► For more details relating to our Student Destinations visit our RESULTS menu page.


To view Walker Riverside Academy details on the Performance and School Statistics League Tables please click HERE.



Find details of our Academy and Trust finance within the ACCOUNTS section of our website.


Visit our PUPIL PREMIUM page where you will find details of our Pupil Premium report.

View our report below:

Walker Riverside Academy Pupil Premium Statement 2021-24

This year, our Pupil Premium Statement includes details of the Recovery Premium, as per DfE guidance.


Our complete Strategy Document can be found on our LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH-UP page.


Walker Riverside Academy offered a 4 day Summer School at the end of the 6 week holidays from Tuesday 31st August 2021 until Friday 3rd September 2021.

The purpose of running the Summer School was to give students the opportunity to have a ’head start’ and to be ready, prepared and confident in advance of starting the new term

View further details on the provision and how we used our funding within our Finance section, linked below

Summer School Provision and Spending


To view our Academy's details on the Schools Financial Benchmarking website, please click HERE.


Within Tyne Coast Academy Trust there is one member of staff who works for Tyne Coast Academy Trust who earns over £100,000.


Information on Walker Riverside Academy's Governing Board can be found in the GOVERNANCE section of our website.

From here you can access our:


Details of their COMMITTEES;



For more information on Tyne Coast Academy's Governance click HERE to be directed to their website.


The details of our uniform can be found on the UNIFORM page of our website.

Here, you will find information on our supplier, Emblematic, as well as the details of which items are compulsory or optional.


The ‘Parent Pledge’ is a promise from the Government, via schools, to families, that any child who falls behind in English or maths should receive timely and evidence-based support to enable them to reach their potential.

Our Parent Pledge is available to read HERE.

If you require any alternative information or a paper copy of any documents found on our website, please contact us at or using the details on our CONTACT US page.