YEAR 6 TRANSITION 2021

Walker Riverside Academy is proud to announce details of its primary/secondary transition programme.

The Academy continues to be oversubscribed in Year 7 and we gain our intake from six main feeder schools, plus approximately 20 additional primary schools within the local area. We believe that a strong transition programme based on excellent communication with all relevant stakeholders, (primary schools, parents, students) is essential if students are to enter our Academy fully prepared, happy and ready for a successful start to life in secondary school.

The 2021 transition programme is led by Mr Appleby, Associate Assistant Head Teacher.

If your child has any additional needs or you are particularly concerned about how they may cope with the transition process, please do get in touch. using the details below:

    • Telephone number: 0191 295 8660

    • Email address: craig.appleby@walker.academy (Transition Lead)

    • SEND Department: lauren.hart@walker.academy (SENDCO)


VIRTUAL INFORMATION EVENING -

REGISTRATION FORMS

COMPLETE YOUR CHILD'S REGISTRATION FORM NOW!

Please click on your School logo below to learn all about your new school and to find your School's form.

Dobson school logo
Grainger school logo
Stephenson school logo

IMPORTANT EVENTS/DATES

SUMMER SCHOOL - Tuesday 31th August - Friday 3rd September 2021

Our Summer School has reached capacity and so further bookings are no longer being taken.

We look forward to seeing your child in September.

YEAR 6 TASTER DAYS @WRA - CANCELLED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS

Unfortunately Walker Riverside Academy and Benfield School have jointly made the decision to cancel the scheduled 'taster days' scheduled for later this month.

We have made this decision to ensure we continue to keep our community as safe as possible in light of the significant rise in local cases of Covid.

Please view our letter to parents/carers HERE.

You can familiarise yourself with the key personnel within the Academy by viewing our Transition videos found on your School's Transition pages:

► Welcome to DOBSON - Virtual Transition page

► Welcome to GRAINGER - Virtual Transition page

► Welcome to STEPHENSON - Virtual Transition page

VISITS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS - 7th June 2021 to 12th July

The Pastoral Team at Walker Riverside Academy visited the primary schools during this 6-week period to give students a chance to meet with pastoral staff and some of our current Year 7 students to ask any questions they may have had about their transition and journey to secondary school.

During this period, we will also be asked our SEND department, Curriculum Leaders, Literacy Coordinator, Attendance and Welfare Officers and Safeguarding Lead to visit our primary colleagues so that we could begin to build a comprehensive overview of students who may need further assistance with their transition to secondary school. This was in addition to individual 'pen portraits' that are provided to us by every Year 6 teacher for every single student.