Walbottle Campus

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Walbottle Campus
Address
Hexham Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 9TP
England, United Kingdom
Coordinates54°59′48″N 1°44′27″W / 54.996566°N 1.740903°W / 54.996566; -1.740903Coordinates: 54°59′48″N 1°44′27″W / 54.996566°N 1.740903°W / 54.996566; -1.740903
Information
School typeCommunity School/Sixth Form
MottoInspired to Achieve
Local authorityNewcastle City Council
Head TeacherKerry Lord
GenderMixed-sex
Telephone number0191 267 8221 (Switchboard)

Walbottle Campus, previously 'Walbottle Campus Technology College' 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 Technology College. 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 2008, Walbottle Campus received a brand new state of the art building as part of the governments 'Building Schools for the Future' PFI scheme. Previously named Walbottle Campus Technology College, the government removed the funding for the 'technology college' status therefore the school was renamed Walbottle Campus but still held technology as a specialist status for teaching and learning.

Building[edit]

Walbottle Campus' new building opened in 2008 after being rebuilt as part of the governments Phase 1 PFI Newcastle Building Schools for the Future Programme. It opened along side six other schools which were also rebuilt in the Phase 1 part of the programme. Four other schools later opened in 2011 as part of Phase 2 of the programme.

  • A Wing (light blue) - Health and Social Care, Child Development and Care, Hairdressing, Sixth Form & SEN Department.
  • B Wing (red) - Humanities
  • C Wing (green) - English
  • D Wing (dark blue) - Mathematics and Art
  • E Wing (orange) - All Technologies and Business Studies
  • F Wing (purple) - Science
  • H Wing (crimson) - Physical Education, Performing Arts, Head of School and Main Administration
  • K Main Street (yellow) - Entrance to all wing, I.C.T Classrooms and Library

Ofsted[edit]

In the Ofsted Inspection of 2016, Walbottle Campus was graded 'good' after previously receiving 'requires improvement' on previous inspections.

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