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 please do so through our Clerk to the Local Governing Body, Mrs Lisa Kirkbride at .

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.

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
Admission arrangements

We are currently going through an Admissions Consultation for proposed changes to our Admissions policy for 2021-22.

For more information, and to view our proposed new policy, click HERE to be directed to the Consultation area of our website.

Our consultation ends at Midnight on 31.01.20

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 following the end of our consultation period and subsequent review. However; the draft version is available below.


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.


We have made significant changes to our curriculum this year.

For more details about the curriculum of our different Key Stages, click the links in the drop down tables below.

Key Stage 3

2019-20 Key Stage 3 Curriculum Statement v1.2 (updated March 2020) - Including our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Strategies.

Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers - Showing the content and focus of our curriculum across our KS3 subjects.

Key Stage 4

Our Key stage 4 curriculum is currently under review and will appear here after our Curriculum Review training day at the end of November.

For more information visit 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:

0191 295 8660 (ext. 123)

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. From here, you can also view our CEIAG Policy, CEIAG Strategic Action Plan Document 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.


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.

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

SEND Documentation

SEN and Disability Policy v2.2 WRA (containing SEND Information Report)

Accessibility Plan WRA

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

Our validated results for KS5 2018-19 have just been published and can be found below.

Our KS4 data below is provisional and will be updated once it has been officially validated.

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 those 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:

This information will become available in March 2020.

See below for previous results.

KS4 2017-18 Results

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)

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 RESULTS menu page, where you can select KS4 or KS5.

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

student destinations


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 Year 13/KS5 students who left Walker Technology College in the academic year 2017. There were 54 in this Yr13 cohort.

→ Students STAYING IN EDUCATION (UK Universities and Further Education Colleges) - 35%

Degrees - 33%

► Other study at level 4 or 5 - 5%

→ Entering an APPRENTICESHIP - 17%

→ Entering EMPLOYMENT - 19%


Destination unknown - 11%

► For more details relating to our Student Destinations visit our RESULTS menu page, where you can select KS4 or KS5.

DFE school performance tables

To view Walker Riverside Academy 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 adjacent.

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.