Welcome to Walker Riverside Academy

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

Contact details

Academy Contact Details

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

Telephone: 0191 295 8660

Fax: 0191 295 8679



Headteacher: Mr Mike Collier

Office Manager: Mrs Sandra Willis

Chair of Governors: Councillor David Wood

SENDCO: Mrs Lauren Hart

All contact information for Walker Riverside Academy, including a map of our location, can be found HERE. Our Office Manager will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors directly, he is available by email at or using the postal address above.

If you would like to contact our SENDCO directly, she is available by email at or using the postal address above.

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, NE34 6ET

Telephone: 0191 427 3786


Chief Executive Officer: Dr Lindsey Whiterod OBE

Director of Governance: Mr Neil Longstaff

Director of Primary : Mr M McCarthy

Director of Secondary: Mr M Collier

Operations Manager: Miss C Pinkney

Ethos and values

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, namely;

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

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.

Admission arrangements

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

Visit our ADMISSION page for our policies and for a range of helpful links.

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.

There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2020/21 must be made by 15 May 2019.

Our admissions policy for 2021-22 will be published by March 2020.


Our last inspection by OFSTED, under our previous name of Walker Technology College, was September 2017, where we had a 1 day Section 8, given to previously rated 'Good' schools to ensure their standards remain high.


To view our most recent OFSTED Report please click HERE and you will be directed to the OFSTED section of our website.

Alternative, download our report directly from the OFSTED website by clicking HERE.


The content of our curriculum the Academy follows in each subject, in each academic year, can be found on our OUR CURRICULUM page.

If you wish to receive any extra information regarding the curriculum studied by our students, please contact the Academy directly using the details found HERE.

To view our KS3 and KS4 Curriculum Statements, please click on the relevant document below.


A full list of the courses we currently offer at KS4 is available on our KS4 CURRICULUM page.


Here at Walker, CEIAG is increasingly becoming embedded into the curriculum and culture of education within Academy as we recognise the important contribution it makes to supporting the successful transition between the 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.

Miss Butler, our specialist Careers Leader within the Academy, organises the careers opportunities here at Walker. Students can find her in the Year 11 Lounge or can contact her directly by completing the form found HERE. Alternatively she can be contacted by email or phone on:

07967 772539

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

More information about our careers' curriculum is available from our CAREERS @ WALKER page. Here, you can also view our CEIAG Policy and our Provider Access Policy.


Our Academy policies are available on our POLICIES page.

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

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

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

Academy policies are also available on our POLICIES page.

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SEND information

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

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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.

exam and assessment results

For the academic year that ended July 2018, validated exam result details will be published in January 2019 for KS4 and some 16 to 18 results. Remaining 16 to 18 results are due to be published in March 2019. We will update our exam results as soon as the details are published.

Below for our most recent unvalidated results; from July 2018.

KS4 Results 2017-18

Congratulations to those students who received their grades in the summer.

The results below our validated data, as published in January 2019.

English and Maths combined (achieving a grade 5 or above) → 36%

Progress 8 Score → -0.41

English Baccalaureate (students who were entered for the qualification) → 0 %

EBacc (average point score) → 2.88

Average Attainment 8 score → 37.6

KS5 2017-18 Results

Congratulations to those who completed their KS5 studies with us in July 2018.

Our performance measures for KS5 have now been published (January 2019):

■ Value Added Score:

-0.46 (Academic A-Level courses)

-0.60 (Applied General courses)

■ Average Grade:

C- (Academic A-Level courses)

Merit - (Applied General courses)

*This data will be published in March 2019 (Tech. Level courses)

■ Level 2, GCSE progress:

1 (English)

→ -0.09 (Maths)

■ Student Retention:

This information is yet to become available.

See below for our most recently validated exam results; from 2017.

KS4 2016-17 Results

English and Maths combined (achieving a grade 5 or above) → 29%

(achieving a grade 4 or above) → 54%

Progress 8 Score → -0.40

English Baccalaureate → 2 %

Average Attainment 8 score → 37.6

KS5 2016-17 Results

■ Value Added Score:

-0.46 (Academic A-Level courses)

0.85 (Applied General courses)

■ Average Grade:

D (Academic A-Level courses)

Distinction* (Applied General courses)

Distinction+ (Tech. Level courses)

■ Level 2, GCSE progress:

0.95 (English)

→ -0.06 (Maths)

■ Student Retention:

66.7% (Academic A-Level courses)

86.7% (Applied General courses)

60% (Tech Level courses)

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

► To view the results of our school when we were Walker Technology College on the Government Performance Tables website select either KS4 results or KS5 results to be re-directed.

student destinations


This data, published in October 2018, is for students who completed Year 11/KS4 in 2016, which is the most recent data available. There were 172 in this Yr11 cohort.


→ In EDUCATION - 74%



► Breakdown of students in EDUCATION:

→ At a Further Education College or other FE provider - 42%

→ At a state funded SCHOOL SIXTH FORM - 32%

→ At a state funded SIXTH FORM COLLEGE - 0%

→ Other education destinations - 0%


This data is for Year 13/KS5 students who left Walker Technology College in the academic year 2014-15.

This is the most recent, official data. There were 31 in this Yr13 cohort.

→ Studying at UNIVERSITY and other HIGHER EDUCATION institutions - 71%




→ In EMPLOYMENT - < 10%

DFE school performance tables

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

*Walker Riverside Academy's first official data will be from Summer 2019

To view Walker Technology College's details on the Performance and School Statistics League Tables please click HERE.

pupil premium

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

Alternatively, click the reports below.

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium

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

governors information and duties

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

From here you can access our:

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

If you require a paper copy of any of the information on our website please contact the Academy directly using the details on our CONTACT US page.