A warm welcome and thank you for choosing our Academy. 

Aim High. Be Proud. Love Life.

This is our Academy philosophy and we are certainly proud to be a part of this school and its wider community. 

We look forward to welcoming  our prospective Year 7 students to Walker Riverside Academy. 

Our aim is to ensure that your children’s induction into the Academy is a positive experience as they move onto this next, exciting, phase of their education.


Walker Riverside Academy is split into 3 Schools: 

 ► Dobson

 ► Grainger 

 ► Stephenson

Each School has a Head of School and a Lower School Head

Here at Walker we are very proud of our Schools system and it enables our students to feel as if they are a part of a family. It also provides teachers and pastoral staff the chance to really get to know our students and families and be able to provide the best education and support. 


Transition activities with our local feeder primaries take place throughout the year. We also run transition days for all incoming Year 7 students in the penultimate week of the summer term, during which they have a taste of what secondary life will be like. These days also provide the children with the opportunity to meet their new form class, make new friends and get to know the teachers and the layout of the Academy. 

Successful transition starts while the children are still in their primary schools. Regular meetings are held between ourselves and our feeder primary schools. The schools work together on various initiatives and transition programmes. 

If you require any further information about our transition programme please contact our transition lead Mrs Knox via email at 


Tuesday 9th July

→ Wednesday 10th July

→ Year 7 Induction Evening- TBC


🔍 Do you have a child in Year 6? 

🔍 Have you decided on which School is the best fit for your child's future pathway?

🔍 Do you know what makes Walker Riverside a unique learning experience


A 'Transfer Place' applies when a child is moving from Primary to Secondary School.

If your child is leaving their Primary's Year 6 and would like to join us from Year 7 they will need to complete the online application via Newcastle City Council. Please follow the link below to complete your application.

Transfer Places applications 


Applications open: 1 September

Applications close: 31 October

National Offer Day: 01 March


VIew our Admissions Policy for our September 24-25 intake by selecting the title below: 

  Admissions 2024-25 Policy WRA