School Contact Details

Walbottle Campus
Hexham Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE15 9TP
P: 0191 267 8221

Email: Mrs S Wilkinson - admin@walbottlecampus.net

All contact information, including a map, can be found on our Contact Page.

Admission Arrangements

Newcastle City Council operates the admissions procedure for applying to Walbottle.
You can find out more about how to apply by visiting
http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/school-admissions

Information on Post Sixteen admissions is available on our dedicated Sixth Form website.

Email: smoody@walbottlecampus.net

Ofsted

Our most recent Ofsted report can be found on the Ofsted Website.

Exam Results

Attainment 8 Average Score = 45.4

61% of our pupils achieved a C or above in English

61% of our pupils achieved a C or above in Maths

13% of our pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate.

5 A*-C inc EM = 47%

The new performance measure, Progress 8, will be released on 13th October

Performance Tables and School Statistics

Walbottle Campus' page at the Department for Education website.

Curriculum

Information about our Key Stage 3 curriculum

Information about our Key Stage 4 curriculum

Information about our Post Sixteen curriculum can be found on our dedicated Post Sixteen website

Walbottle Campus aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The courses are arranged to give the most appropriate, exciting and effective education possible to young people. All Walbottle Staff are at the cutting edge of modern teaching and regularly attend courses to constantly develop education skills and knowledge of their subject area.

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is designed around two mixed ability bands (X&Y). There are four blocks in each group.

Maths are set by ability, there has been an increase in the curriculum time to allow for the depth of the curriculum and to ensure that the skills are embedded to enable future progression.

PE and Performing Arts follow a personalised specific programme of study which includes a combination of Disciplines dependent on interest and skills

English, Humanities Science and MFL are grouped by mixed ability, again English has an increased the curriculum time to allow for the depth of the curriculum and to ensure that the skills are embedded to enable future progression.

Art and technology incorporate a curriculum designed around developing creativity and embedding the skills required in the technology subjects. Students complete half a year in each discipline of technology. This is mixed ability.

The Personal, Social and Health Education program is delivered by the Progress Tutors three times a week and the topics, personalised to each year group, are launched during weekly assemblies. Both Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and the promotion of British Values are included in the programs of study.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) covers the following traditional subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • RE
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art & Design
  • Drama & Performing Arts
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology
  • PE
  • ICT

The aim of the Key Stage 3 curriculum is to give students all the academic skills they will need in life, as well as personal skills that will allow them to make a valuable contribution to their community.

KS4 (Year 10 and Year 11)

The Key Stage 4 Curriculum incorporates the core subjects of English, Maths, Science as well as PE. In addition to this. Students choose four ‘Option’ subjects incorporating a wide range of subjects at either GCSE or BTEC level. Further details of these can be found here;

KS4 Progression Booklet

KS5 (Year 12 and Year 13)

The Key Stage 5 Curriculum enables students to further their progression through more specialised choices. Students can choose up to five level three courses. Further details of these can be found here;

KS5 Progression Booklet

KS3 Curriculum

Parent Guardian/Information

Students in Key Stage 3 study the following topics in years 7, 8 and 9: Mathematics, English, Science, Design Technology, Textiles, Food, Art, Spanish or French, Humanities, Performing Arts and Physical Education. In addition students in Year 9 also study Computing. All classes are taught in mixed ability settings apart from Mathematics which is taught in ability sets. Students are regularly assessed and staff will provide progress data six times a year in the core subjects and three times a year in the non-core subjects.

The Personal, Social and Health Education program is delivered by the Progress Tutors three times a week and the topics, personalised to each year group, are launched during weekly assemblies. Both Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and the promotion of British Values are included in the programs of study.

Assessment Performing Arts
Assessment PE

School Policies

SEND Information/Offer

Walbottle Campus SEND Information

Newcastle Local Offer Information

PSHE Statement

Walbottle Campus PSHE Statement

Pupil Premium

A report on the allocation and spending of Pupil Premium at Walbottle Campus for 2014 ‐ 2015. This includes information on Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium.

More Able Students / ACE Project - Our HA Statement can be found here for 2016 ‐ 2017.

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Our Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is located within our Pupil Premium at Walbottle Campus document

Requests for copies

If you would like a paper copy of the information contained on this page, please contact the school.

Governor Information

The following is a list of Walbottle governors:

  • Dr D B Cook (Authority / Chair)
  • Mr S Law (Co-opted)
  • Mrs L Simpson (Co-opted)
  • Mr J Paterson (Co-opted)
  • Mr M Osborne (Co-opted)
  • Mr A Stephenson (Co-opted)
  • Mr S Bell (Parent / Vice Chair)
  • Mr P Walker (Parent)
  • Mrs P McMillan (Parent)
  • Mrs V Heslop (Staff)
  • Ms K Lord (Headteacher)
  • Mr R Harrison (Associate Member/Deputy Head)
  • Mrs T Gray (Associate Member/Director of Support Services)
  • Mrs D Sarginson (Parent)
  • Mrs R Mays (Co-opted)
  • Mr C Steel (Co-opted)
  • Mrs D Perry (Co-opted)
  • Mr R Sharp (Co-opted)
  • Co-opted Vacancy

The following Governors left during the 2015-2016 academic year

  • Co-opted - Mrs J Warner
  • Co-opted - Mr B Dale
  • Co-opted - Mr D Bond
  • Headteacher - Mr WP Sampson
  • Parent Governor - Mr S Law

Governor Pen Portraits

Governor Attendance

The structure and responsibilities of the governing body and committees

There are two sub-committees reviewing two agendas each:

Finance & Premises / Staffing & Teaching

  1. David Cook
  2. Steve Bell
  3. Steve Law
  4. Peter Walker
  5. Diane Sarginson
  6. Rachel Mays
  7. Rob Sharp
  8. Deb Perry

Curriculum & Progress / Pupil Wellbeing

  • Paula McMillan
  • Jerry Paterson
  • Mark Osborne
  • Vicky Heslop
  • Liz Simpson
  • Andy Stephenson
  • Craig Steel
  • Vacancy

Governor Links

  • Student Groups (High Attainers/PP/LAC) - Steve Law, Diane Sarginson
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabled - Jeremy Paterson, Paula McMillan
  • English - Liz Simpson & Rachel Mays
  • Maths - Diane Sarginson
  • 6th Form - Peter Walker & Rachel Mays
  • Attendance, Behaviour, Wellbeing & Safeguarding – Andy Stephenson & Craig Steel
  • Leadership & Management – Steve Bell, David Cook

Further Governor Information

Ethos and Values

Our vision is to be the best teaching and learning school. To achieve this we strive for excellence in six key areas.

  • Progress
  • Communication
  • Wellbeing
  • Learner Experience
  • Teaching
  • Leadership

Excellence in Progress

All learners are confident, high achieving, resilient individuals who have a clear progression route for the future.

"Self-confidence, self-discipline and emotional intelligence ensure the engagement and resilience of all learners"



Excellence in Communication

Transparency around shared goals and achievements ensures high levels of engagement for all learners.



Excellence in Wellbeing

Self-confidence, self-discipline and emotional intelligence ensure the engagement and resilience of all learners.



Excellence in Learner Experiences

Rich, broad educational experiences, inside and outside the classroom, inspire all learners.

Rich, educational experiences inspire all learners



Excellence in Teaching

Inspirational teaching, using a deep understanding of pedagogy, ensures a love of learning.

Stretch, challenge and support engage, motivate and inspire all learners



Excellence in Leadership

All members of the school community share and deliver on the aspirational and ambitious culture of the school.



Contact

Hexham Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 9TP

0191 267 8221

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