We have occupied the premises on Walker Terrace since January 2017 and this has proven to be very successful in terms of bridging the gap between school and ensuring learners are more prepared to access College provision at a higher academic level than they may previously have been able to.


We have successfully accommodated and demonstrated progress for Key Stage 4 and 5 students simultaneously for whom the curriculum and environment has been viewed as more appropriate than that offered at Ivy Lane. Accommodating our Key Stage 4 & 5 students at Walker Terrace permits us to create smaller class sizes of approximately 7 pupils to a group.

The new accommodation enables our students to benefit from the more age appropriate facilities that the Walker Terrace accommodation has to offer. Learners will benefit from accessing the community facilities in central Gateshead and can access the transport links at the Interchange which will contribute to an increase in the capacity to travel train our young people.


Students are able to enjoy excellent access to a wide range of local training and employment providers found within Gateshead.  Students are able to benefit from the new sports hall facilities that we have developed at our Ivy Lane site whilst also accessing forest school opportunities and the allotment that current Walker Terrace pupils have worked hard to overhaul and develop.




Julie Vincent                      Head of College 


Dan Hearne

Deputy Head of College