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Welcome to our Year 6 Transition page.

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 2022 transition programme is led by Mr Robson, Assistant Headteacher.

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: (Transition Lead)

• SEND Department: (Lower School SENDCO)


► TRANSITION EVENING - Tuesday 28 June, from 4pm

On the evening you will be invited into the Academy to complete your child’s registration. All students should have received your welcome letter giving you a time to attend the Academy. (form groups WKC, 4pm; AEO, 4:45pm; LRM, 5:30pm)

The evening will include:

• Keynotes from both the Headteacher and your child's Head of Year/ Form Tutors;

• Further details about how to order the correct uniform for you child;

• The online registration form, which must be completed before your child can start at the Academy.


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

YEAR 6 TRANSITION WEEK - Monday 11 - Friday 15 July 2022

All students who are joining Walker will be invited to attend a programme of activities designed to support with their transition and to help alleviate any concerns/anxieties.

► SUMMER SCHOOL - Tuesday 30 August - Friday 2 September 2022

Students will have the opportunity to visit each faculty in the Academy and take part in fun activities and challenges, whilst getting to know other students before joining our Academy community in September. (See below for details of how to sign up)


Below we have a number of resources created to support you with the transition to our Academy and to help you see what a great community we are to be part of.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on the details found on our CONTACT US page or through contacting specific staff via the details found HERE.


Year 7 Parent Handbook 22-23

Please be aware this is a larger document and may take some time to download.

New Starter Policies and Documents Guides

Please select and click your appropriate School to download/view ►

Please be aware this is a larger document and may take some time to download.



Our Lower School SENDCO; Mrs Helen Gordon, can be contacted via:

0777 502 6226


We are delighted to introduce our Summer School for 2022 here at Walker Riverside Academy for 100 of our Year 6 to 7 transitioning students.

From Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September a programme of activities and enrichment will run daily, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 14:00.

Please read the letter found HERE for more details (or click on the image adjacent).

To request a place for your child at our Sumer School, please complete the form below.

The form will open at 08:30 on Wednesday 29, June.

*Please note: With limited places available, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you require any further information or have any further questions, contact our Summer School Lead, Mr Scott March, via email -