Welcome to Walkergate Community School website
We are a large primary school based on 2 sites in the east end of Newcastle. The school is part of NEAT Academy Trust (NEAT). There is a link to the NEAT website on the menu above. The school was awarded teaching school status in July 2017 and a Research School in 2019. In this role we work with a number of schools to share good practice and research based CPD to develop the expertise and skills of teachers across the city. Our school motto is ‘Together we make a difference’.
Our staff are dedicated to working with children, parents and families to ensure that all Walkergate children achieve their very best in everything they do in a safe, happy and nurturing environment. Staff regularly go the extra mile to support our children and families. In our recent inspection, children told the OFSTED team 'that staff are always ‘looking after [them] and looking out for [them]’ The school is popular in the local area and we are lucky to have generations of families coming through school which helps to create the real sense of community which we have.
We are a restorative practice school which underpins our behaviour management, encouraging all children to take responsibility for their learning and behaviour. All adults in school have high expectations of our children in both their behaviour and learning. We have 3 core values which we promote and celebrate. They are: Responsibility, Respect and Resilience. In our recent OFSTED we were graded as a good school. OFSTED reported "Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are very positive in lessons". Visitors to our school always comment on the calm atmosphere and how polite and friendly our children are.
There is a free breakfast club on both sites for children in reception and years 1 – 6. After school we offer a range of clubs for years 1 – 6 which are always popular and school participates in a wide range of sporting activities and competitions.
You can find out more about our curriculum, enrichment opportunities and after school activities by browsing through our website. We hope that you can find the information you require on our website but if not please contact us via email at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Mrs Alison Young Head teacher
At Walkergate Community School we recognise the diversity of experience and learning that each child brings to school. We build upon this is to give the children the skills, enjoyment, learning and knowledge they need for the future.
We aim to provide experiences and opportunities for learning that are rich and rewarding, where success is celebrated and children are encouraged to become confident lifelong learners.
What is a School of Sanctuary?
A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
Why become a School of Sanctuary?
Schools of Sanctuary is an initiative which aims to:
- engage families and strengthen our role in the local community
- build a culture that reduces intolerance, hate speech and bullying
- promote positive attitudes within schools and their communities around people seeking sanctuary
- support schools to take positive steps and to be proud of being places of safety and inclusion for all
- recognise and celebrate schools that are committed to welcoming and supporting people seeking sanctuary.
Our aim is to create a safe environment that includes everybody in school, regardless of where people come from or what they look like.
A fantastic ride with our cycling group into Newcastle today. Lunch at the cycle hub, over the millennium and swing bridge before heading back to school. 👏🚲
Children in 3BW worked very hard in the Newcastle upon Tyne regional @sumdog contest. Five top ten students, lots in the top fifty, daily winner and OVERALL WINNER. 👏👏👏👏👏👏
Year 3 children have been drawing pictures from memory to help us understand how we get clean drinking water.
Girls Football ⚽️ Our girls team played at @BenfieldSchool today in the girls league. Congratulations to @West_Jes_School for winning the cup. We are delighted to finish 2nd place and to qualify for finals night next week 🥈🌟 Well done 👏👏
Delighted to achieve Platinum School Games Mark. A great achievement! Extremely proud of everyone’s dedication to PE and Sport at Walkergate🌟
Well done Robbie a deserved winner of the Newcastle Schools Achievement Award 💯
6H created SPaG board games to play with the wonderful 2T.
Mr Cuboid-Heed popped in to help Year 3 with shape work.
Pulling and eating the radishes we sowed a few weeks earlier.
The gardening group have been growing (and eating) mustard, rocket, dill and coriander in our herb bed. You’ll have to work out which is which.
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