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Wardley, Gateshead

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Wardley is located in Tyne and Wear
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population8,327 (2011 Census data for Wardley and Leam Lane ward)
OS grid referenceNZ 3085 6135
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNE10
Dialling code0191
FireTyne and Wear
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
Tyne and Wear
54°57′N 1°32′W / 54.95°N 1.53°W / 54.95; -1.53

Wardley is a residential area in Gateshead, located around 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 miles (16 km) from Sunderland, and 15 miles (24 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Wardley and Leam Lane recorded a total population of 8,327.[1]

Wardley is made up of mainly privately-owned housing, with a number of local shops located on Keir Hardie Avenue, and a post office, which is situated on Lingey Avenue. A bar and brasserie, The Green, is located on Leam Lane, along with Heworth Golf Club.


According to the 2011 Census, the Wardley and Leam Lane ward has a population of 8,327. 51.2% of the population are female, slightly above the national average, while 48.8% are male. Only 2.5% of the population were from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) group, as opposed to 14.6% of the national population.[2]

Data from the 2011 Census found that the average life expectancy in Wardley and Leam Lane is 79.9 years for men, and 81.9 years for women. These statics compare fairly favorably, when compared to the average life expectancy in the North East of England, of 77.4 and 81.4 years, respectively.[3]

Car ownership is higher than the average in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead (63.5%), but lower than the national average of 74.2% – with 67.8% of households in the Wardley and Leam Lane ward owning at least one car.[2]

Demography (data from 2011 Census)
Demographic % of population
% of population
% of population
Total population 8,327 200,214 53,012,456
Male 48.8% 48.9% 49.2%
Female 51.2% 51.1% 50.8%
BAME 2.5% 3.7% 14.6%
Age 65+ 17.5% 17.6% 16.4%


Wardley is served by two primary schools: Wardley Primary School[6] and White Mere Community Primary School[7] – both of which are rated "good" by Ofsted. Nearby primary schools include Lingey House Primary School and St. Augustine's Primary School in Leam Lane, and St. Alban's Catholic Primary School in Pelaw.

In terms of secondary education, Wardley is located within the catchment area for Heworth Grange School in Leam Lane.[8] An inspection carried out by Ofsted in January 2017 deemed the school to be "inadequate".[9][10][11] Students from the area also attend the nearby Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Wrekenton, rated "outstanding" by Ofsted in January 2014,[12] as well as St. Joseph's Catholic Academy in Hebburn, which was rated "requires improvement" by Ofsted in January 2019.[13][14]


Wardley and Leam Lane is a local council ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. This ward covers an area of around 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), and has a population of 8,327.[15] As of April 2020, the ward is served by three councillors: Anne Wheeler, Linda Green and Stuart Green.[16] Wardley is located within the parliamentary constituencies of both Gateshead and Jarrow. As of April 2020, constituencies are served by MPs Ian Mearns[17] and Kate Osborne,[18] respectively.

Gateshead Council Local Elections 2019:
Wardley and Leam Lane[19]
Candidate Political party No. of
% of
John Stuart Green  Labour  1,034 53.9%
Alan Robert Craig  UKIP  431 22.5%
Susan Walker  Liberal Democrats  262 13.7%
John Robert McNeil  Conservative  190 9.9%



The nearest airport to Wardley is Newcastle International Airport, which is located around 12 miles (19 km) away by road. Teesside International Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport are located around 35 and 58 miles (56 and 93 km) away by road, respectively.


Wardley is served by Go North East's local bus services, with frequent routes serving Gateshead, as well as Newcastle upon Tyne, South Tyneside and Washington.


The nearest Tyne and Wear Metro stations are located at Pelaw and Heworth. The Tyne and Wear Metro provides a regular service to Newcastle, with trains running up to every 6 minutes (7–8 minutes during the evening and Sunday) between Pelaw and South Gosforth, increasing to up to every 3 minutes at peak times.[20][21] Heworth is the nearest rail station, with Northern Trains providing an hourly service along the Durham Coast Line.[22]


Wardley is dissected by the A184 – a busy route linking South Tyneside with Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne. By road, Gateshead can be reached in around 10 minutes, Newcastle in 15 minutes, and Newcastle International Airport in 30 minutes.


  1. ^ "Census 2011 Ward Factsheet: Wardley & Leam Lane" (PDF). Gateshead Council. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Wardley and Leam Lane Ward (as of 2011) (E05001084)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Health state life expectancy by 2011 Census wards, England and Wales: 2009 to 2013". Office for National Statistics. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  4. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Gateshead Local Authority (E08000037)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  5. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – England Country (E92000001)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  6. ^ "School report: Wardley Primary School". Ofsted. 8–9 May 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  7. ^ "School report: White Mere Community Primary School". Ofsted. 15–16 October 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  8. ^ O'Neill, Caroline (July 2019). "Gateshead Local Authority Admission to Secondary School (2020)" (PDF). Gateshead Council. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  9. ^ "School report: Heworth Grange Comprehensive School". Ofsted. 11–12 January 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  10. ^ Graham, Hannah (15 March 2017). "What went wrong at Heworth Grange school as inspectors brand it 'inadequate'?". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  11. ^ Graham, Hannah (16 February 2018). "Heworth Grange Ofsted: Head teacher hits out as Gateshead school is rated 'inadequate'". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  12. ^ "School report: Cardinal Hume Catholic School". Ofsted. 14–15 January 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  13. ^ "School report: St Joseph's Catholic Academy". Ofsted. 30–31 January 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  14. ^ Harrison, James (18 March 2019). "St Joseph's Catholic Academy in Hebburn told to 'improve the quality of teaching' in Ofsted report". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Wardley and Leam Lane Ward Factsheet" (PDF). Gateshead Council. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Councillors by Ward". Gateshead Council. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  17. ^ "MPs representing Gateshead (Constituency)". UK Parliament. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  18. ^ "MPs representing Jarrow (Constituency)". UK Parliament. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Local election results 2019: Wardley and Leam Lane". Gateshead Council. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Timetables and stations: Pelaw". Nexus. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Timetables and stations: Heworth". Nexus. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  22. ^ "Train times: Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough to Newcastle and Metrocentre" (PDF). Northern Trains. 15 December 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
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