College Contact Details:
Address: Walker Technology College, 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
SENDCO: Mrs Lauren Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) (NASENCO qualified with a PG Cert in SPLD Dyslexia)
All contact information for Walker Technology College, 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
Ethos and Values:
We have a clear ethos and set of values here at Walker Technology College, 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 Technology College.
Visit our ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 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.
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 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, along with our OFSTED Brochure, please click HERE where 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 College follows in each subject, in each academic year, can be found on our SUBJECTS' CURRICULUM page.
If you wish to receive any extra information regarding the curriculum studied by our students, please contact the College directly using the details found HERE.
To view our KS3 and KS4 Curriculum Statements, please click on the relevant document below.
Visit our SEND DETAILS page to discover our provision for those with Special Education Needs and Disabilities. Alternatively, click on the policies below for more information.
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."
Exam and Assessment Results:
For the academic year that ended July 2017, exam result details will be published in January 2018 for KS4 and some 16 to 18 results. Remaining 16 to 18 results are due to be published in March 2018. We will update our exam results as soon as the details are published.
See below for our most recently validated exam results; from 2016.
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 details will be released in Spring 2018.
► For more details relating to our Exam and Assessment Results click HERE to view our EXAM RESULTS page.
This data, published in January 2018, is for students who completed Year 11/KS4 in 2015, which is the most recent data available. There were 143 in this Yr11 cohort.
► In EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING after KS4 - 94%
→ In EDUCATION - 88%
→ In EMPLOYMENT - 6%
■ Breakdown of students in EDUCATION:
→ At a Further Education College or other FE provider - 43%
→ At a state funded SCHOOL SIXTH FORM - 45%
→ At a state funded SIXTH FORM COLLEGE - 0%
→ Other education destinations - 0%
→ On an APPRENTICESHIP - 8%
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%