I am incredibly proud to be the Principal of Walbottle Academy. I feel privileged to lead such a talented, committed and hardworking community of pupils and staff.
At Walbottle Academy, our approach to education recognises that outcomes are paramount, and also allows children to gain experiences and values which prepare them fully for life. We demonstrate a relentless daily commitment to our high expectations as we prepare our pupils for the challenges of a rapidly changing world. We are keen to share, and for our community to understand, our vision and how this underpins all that we do:
“We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life changes of the children and young people in our care”.
Choosing a school for your child can be amongst the most difficult decisions a parent has to make. At Walbottle Academy, we care passionately about the education and welfare of our pupils and feel our pupils will flourish in a safe and successful academy. It is a fantastic time to be part of our community and we firmly believe that all young people, irrespective of background or ability, will be incredibly successful as part of our academy and our Trust.
Please see below our Virtual Tour.
As restrictions were easing nationally, we were hoping to have a physical transition. However, due to the rise in COVID cases across the city, we have paused our plans on inviting schools into our academy as we feel this is the best decision for our children and to support in keeping our community safe. Despite this, we will continue with our enhanced transition for some of our most vulnerable children and those with SEND.
We are very excited, it is an amazing time to join our academy on it’s exciting journey, and get to have the full secondary school experience as a NET academy – this includes our fantastic facilities, being part of our praise culture [such as Proud, applause moments and extra applause, E1 celebrations, principal praise], be a student ambassador, attend fantastic enrichment sessions, nominate a peer for a ‘random act of kindness’, pizza with the principal, embark on Year 7 experiences – the list goes on. For more information, see our transition booklet below and our virtual tour video, you can also contact the academy on [email protected].
For further information on ‘The Miraculous Journey to Walbottle Academy’ please see our Summer School page.
We look forward to welcoming you all in September. We will use this page to update parents/carers and students on key information, keep in touch and get you used to all things Walbottle, so please keep checking back!
In the meantime, please see the letters/booklets below, which is information that all year 6 students have received over the last few weeks. This will be updated over the course of the next half term.
Here are some fun taster sessions to get you excited about our curriculum offer in Year 7! We are starting with English this week with a Harry Potter theme!