Welcome to Walker Riverside Academy

Mr Collier; Headteacher

Usually, at this time of year we would be thrilled to welcome you through our doors and show you firsthand what an exciting, supportive learning environment we offer all of our students; both academically and pastorally. However, in the interest of safety and to ensure children can remain in the classroom, we will try to show just what it means to be part of our exceptional Academy via online methods and booked tours of the Academy.

Scroll through our range of resources below, designed to give you an insight into what it would mean to be part of our Walker Riverside Academy.


See exactly why we believe WRA is "Much More than Just a School".

We firmly believe that you/your child have the right to receive an education that:

► allows them to thrive,

makes them feel valued for their individuality,

► is designed to help them achieve their very best, and

► prepares them to be valuable members of society.

View our guide that explains exactly why Walker Riverside Academy can offer you/your child much more than just a school.



Meet our Headteacher

A message from our Headteacher, welcoming you to Walker Riverside Academy and explaining why he thinks we are "more than just a school."



Virtual tour

Come and take a look around Walker Riverside and learn what makes our Academy well suited to providing you/your child with a uniquely designed education.



We have dedicated a lot of time to ensuring that our Academy curriculum is well suited to meeting the needs of all of our learners and that they have access to quality resources available allowing them to take ownership of their own learning.

Our curriculum is shaped upon four intents; guiding our students towards being;

Self Aware curriculum intent logo
Culturally aware curriculum intent logo
Globally aware curriculum intent logo
Life ready with ambition curriculum intent logo

Take a look at our KS3 curriculum in much more detail by viewing the resources on our KS3 AND KS4 CURRICULUM page.

Here you will find our new Learning Handbooks; explaining exactly what your child should 'Know' and 'Can Do' by the end of their topic, and our Knowledge Organisers - topic mats that are proving to be a great learning resource, not only for students but also to allow parents to support their child's understanding.



Developing pro footballers within the education system

Offering a specialist, long-term development programme, Walker Riverside Academy are one of the very few secondary schools in the country to offer the unique experience of professional football coaching within their school curriculum.

Learn more about Improtech Elite Soccer Academy within their dedicated section of our website; HERE.



Your questions answered

Have you got questions about Walker Riverside Academy?

Want to know more about certain aspects of our school?

Complete our online form, found HERE, and we will be happy to reply to your queries.

Follow us on Social Media

The easiest way to keep up-to-date is to follow us on our social media accounts.

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Not on social media? Don't worry

Our dedicated SOCIAL MEDIA HUB page shows all our latest posts from both Facebook and Twitter.



Don't miss your chance

The deadline for all Primary to Secondary 'transfer places' is

Sunday 31st October 2021


Don't wait to secure your place and chance missing out!

We continue to be oversubscribed and those that miss the Halloween deadline are unlikely to be able to join our Walker family.

Newcastle City Council are responsible for our Academy admissions.

To secure your/ your child's place here at WRA you must complete the online form on their website.

► Click HERE to be redirected to the dedicated Newcastle City Council website page, where you will find key information and links to complete the appropriate form.