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
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
Acting SENDCO: Mr Peter Robson
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 email@example.com or using the postal address above.
If you would like to contact our Acting SENDCO directly, he is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Finance Manager: Ms E Crighton
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;
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 2019/20 must be made by 15 May 2018.
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.
WE ARE PROUD THAT WE REMAIN A GOOD SCHOOL.
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.
During the academic year 2018-19, our KS5 student will be studying the following subjects:
► ART and DESIGN BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
► CHILD CARE and EDUCATION NCFE Cache Technical Level 3 Diploma
► ENGINEERING BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
► HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC Pearson Level 3 National Extended Diploma
► SPORT BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with GYM INSTRUCTOR Level 2 and Level 3
► HOSPITALITY AND CATERING BTEC Technical Extended Diploma in Professional Cookery
► WOMEN'S HAIR DESIGN City and Guilds VRQ Diploma
► IT Cambridge Technical Diploma (IT Technical Practitioner)
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:
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.
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 email@example.com
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 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 show our provisional data. They will be validated in January 2019.
■ English and Maths combined (achieving a grade 5 or above) → 35%
■ Progress 8 Score → -0.40
■ English Baccalaureate (students who were entered for the qualification) → 0 %
■ EBacc (average point score) → 2.87
■ Average Attainment 8 score → 37.5
* These results may change when they are officially validated in January 2019.
KS5 2017-18 Results
Our KS5 (16-19) results for 2017-18 will be published in January 2019. We will publish these details as soon as they become available.
Student Retention details will be released in Spring 2019.
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)
→ 90% (Applied General courses)
→ 60% (Tech Level courses)
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/EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING after KS4 - 85%
→ In EDUCATION - 74%
→ In EMPLOYMENT - 8%
→ On an APPRENTICESHIP - 3%
► 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 FURTHER EDUCATION - < 10%
→ In OTHER EDUCATION DESTINATIONS - < 10%
→ On an APPRENTICESHIP - 10%
→ In EMPLOYMENT - < 10%
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.