About Us

Find out all about Walney School

Welcome to The Walney School website and thank you for taking the time to visit our site.​  On these pages you will find a wide range of information about our school, what we offer and what life is like here for our students.​

Meet the Head

John Richardson


We have a very simple goal, to ensure that all our students are supported and stretched to reach their potential and leave as happy, well-rounded individuals with the qualifications and skills they need for the next stage in their lives.  We do this in a culture of wanting students to be:

Proud of their achievements

Proud of their school

Proud of their Community

To that end we aim to develop the whole child.  Schools are places of learning and here at Walney School that learning stretches beyond classrooms and qualifications.  Great schools are about much more than just exams and throughout their five years with us, students enjoy a breadth of opportunities and experiences in a safe, inclusive and highly caring environment. 

We are proud of our broad educational experience that combines the highest quality teaching with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that allow students to grow and develop as individuals.  From residential visits to the Lake District, France and skiing in the Alps to opportunities in sport, music, performing arts, technology and even gardening - there is something for everyone at Walney School.

I hope that you find this website useful, but should you require any further information or would like to arrange a school visit please do contact us.   Likewise, should you require printed copies of any of the information on our website please get in touch and we will provide them free of charge.

Find out all about Walney School

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Headteacher:                 Mr John Richardson

Chair of Governors:       Mr Tony Sinton

SENCO:                           Ms Kirsty Francis

Walney School is part of The Queen Katherine Multi-Academy Trust,

an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.

It is registered in England and Wales under the Company Number: 7472799 

AT Number: 113 3357 50

Head Office - The Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJ

Tel: 01539 743900