Walbottle Campus


Walbottle Campus is a large secondary school situated in Newcastle, just east of Trockley and north of Walbottle. The school's origins can be traced back to 1959 when 3 schools shared the site; a Grammar School and two Secondary Modern schools.[1] Later, these merged into a single school. The school was accredited with specialist status for technology in 1995 and was later named Walbottle Campus Technology College. In 2005 the school was re-designated from an age 13-18 high school to an 11-18 comprehensive school.[2] The first phase of a major redevelopment began in February 2007 and the new campus buildings opened in 2008.

Walbottle Campus is a large secondary school situated in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is one of the largest secondary schools in Newcastle. The school first opened in 1959 as three schools on one site, a Grammar School and two Secondary Moderns. These later merged to become the single Walbottle Campus. The vast majority of the school's students come from feeder Primary Schools which are members of the Outer West Learning Trust, of which Walbottle Campus is an Associate Member. In July 2016 there was a two-day Ofsted inspection. Walbottle Campus was graded 'Good' by Ofsted in July 2016, having previously been graded 'Required Improvement'

Buildings

A new building was opened in 2008.

  • A Block(light blue) - Business Studies, Hairdressing, Sixth Form & the inclusion Department.
  • B Block(red) - Humanities
  • C Block(green) - English & Modern languages (French & Spanish)
  • D Block(dark blue) - Mathematics, Art, Health & Social Care & Child Development and Care
  • E Block(orange) - All Technologies
  • F Block(purple) - Science
  • H Block(crimson) - Physical Education, Performing Arts, Head of School and Main Administration
  • K Main Street (yellow) - Entrance to all blocks, I.C.T Classrooms, Staff Learning Lounge, Library and Staff Hub
  • IT classrooms are located throughout the school.

School Leadership

Walbottle Campus has a strong leadership team at the helm to keep the whole school within order.

Notable former pupils

  • Sue Rolph, gold medal swimmer in 1994 Commonwealth Games
  • Paul Brannen, MEP
  • Ian Peacock, BBC radio reporter and presenter

Walbottle Grammar School

  • Prof David Harper, Professor of Palaeontology at Durham University, and Principal since 2011 of Van Mildert College, Durham
  • Ray Massey, motoring newspaper journalist for the Daily Mail
  • Mick Skinner, rugby union player

Head Teachers

  • Michael Booth, Head Teacher, Walbottle Campus Newcastle (2000 - 2009)
  • Paul Sampson, Head Teacher, Walbottle Campus Newcastle (2009 - 2016)
  • Kerry Lord, Head Teacher, Walbottle Campus Newcastle (2017 to present)
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