School Info


West Newcastle Academy is a new primary school in Benwell. We are currently based at Benwell Nature Park, and are having a brand new school built on Armstrong Road.

WNA is a place where children are encouraged to be curious – to ask questions and learn from one another. Teaching and learning is child-centred with a balance between teacher-led and child-initiated learning

Children spend two days every week learning away from the school – in ‘forest school’, at the beach or visiting museums, farms and parks.

WNA provides a new way of learning by joining with families to ensure every child has a supportive learning environment at home and at school.

The vision is that; ‘All children will achieve their full potential, with holistic support, whilst they enjoy, own and drive their learning, gaining self-respect, self-esteem and self- belief.’

Information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

School Day and Wrap Around Care
School starts at 8.45am promptly and finishes at 3.30pm. It is important that children are on time every day.

Breakfast Club runs from 7.45am – 8.45am and breakfast is provided to children arriving before 8.20am. This club is currently offered to all children free of charge.

After School Club runs from 3.30-5.30pm and costs £5.00 to include a snack tea.

Term Dates
Term Dates 2015.16

Term Dates 2016-17

Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to all schools so that they can support all pupils to reach their full potential.

Pupil Premium 2014-15
Please contact us if you think you qualify for Pupil Premium and/or free school meals.
Apply online here

Pupil Premium registration form

Advice on absences
Infection control in schools

School Uniform
WNA Uniform Policy

Pricing policies
Charging Policy

Additional Support
The school’s ethos is based on an inclusive culture with a belief in the intrinsic capabilities of children and the recognition that each one is unique with a wide range of abilities and potentials. At WNA, all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be supported to ensure they achieve high quality outcomes.

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URN: 139729
LA: 391 Newcastle upon Tyne
DfE Establishment No: 2019
GSS LA Code: E08000021
Company registration: 07647538

Our School

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