Valley Road Academy

Success for All

Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 553 7750

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Success for All

Latest news....

We try to keep this page as up to date as possible. It should contain all the the latest news and happenings at Valley Road.

If you want to know more about us click on ALL ABOUT US at the left hand side of the page

Our latest newsletter appears under FRIDAY FLYER

tall ships visit

Some of our Year 6 pupils visited the Tall Ships Sunderland 2018 event. We had a brilliant day and we were invited on board the MIR, which was is a category A, Russian Tall Ship. A perfect day with perfect weather too!


Work safe, home safe competition winners

Children from Year 5 & 6 took part in a competition to design a 'Work Safe, Home Safe' poster.

A&P came in to school and spoke to the children about safety in the workplace. Two children were chosen as winners and were presented with their prizes in assembly by Operations Manager Keith Henry.

Well done guys!


derwent hill 2018

Check out our page on the tabs to the left to find out what we have been getting upto!

Eid-il-fitr celebration

We celebrated the Muslim festival of Eid by participating in activities linked to the celebration and Islam. Mr Biancci also held a Bollywood themed disco for us all. We had great fun!

RefUGEE week 2018

We had Steve in from Amnesty International to introduce National  Refugee Week. He brought some  refugees with him to tell us about their experiences.


Sunderland dance festival

A HUGE well done to all of the children who took part in the dance festival at the Sunderland Empire. All of the children performed extremely well and their behaviour was outstanding. What a fantastic achievement, they should be very proud!


Gymnastics Competition 

This week 23 children from across the school took part in a gymnastics key steps competition. The children enjoyed showing the coaches their skills and talents in gymnastics. All of the children represented our school exceptionally well, well done to everybody that took part! 



Ofsted news - 12.3.2018

 You may know that we had a visit from Ofsted in February 2018.

The report is now available on the Ofsted website.

We are so very proud of what the inspector saw in school. He reported what we see, every day. Polite children, a hardworking and dedicated team of governors and staff and a supportive community of parents and partners.

Well done every one and thank you for making VR a fabulous place to be 

You can read our report here :  Valley Road Ofsted report February 2018



Information about what clubs are available are here.  Club Leaflet


100% attendance awards autumn term 2017

Well done to the children who achieved 100% attendance in the Autumn term. We are very proud of you. Let's hope there are more photographs to display here in the Spring term.

Christmas Pantomime 2017

Our School's winter scene, complete with lights and tree

Remembrance Day 2017

Our School house captains and School council members for 2017-2018



We recently placed some reminders on the school fence to prevent drivers stopping in an unsafe zig-zag zone outside school. School Council worked hard to identify the issues,  find and  then buy banners.

Imagine their horror when faced with this .....

We are so disappointed that some thoughtless people have decide to destroy something designed to keep us safe 


Valley Road Community Primary School is a Great Active Sunderland School again in 2016 and 2017 we managed the award. We are working hard for 2018

The Great Active Sunderland School Charter has been developed to be a celebration of school’s who are improving the health and wellbeing of pupils, creating sport and physical activity opportunities and being a great community school. The Charter has 18 elements with schools across the City working towards achieving enough components to gain either a Bronze, Silver or Gold standard.

We worked hard to encourage its students to embrace a culture of exercise, physical activity and healthy eating and have been rewarded by achieving the Gold award.



Valley road received the schools games Gold award mark, click the link below for more information about the school games mark


At Valley Road we appreciate your opinion on your child’s education. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. A screencast demonstrating how to register and complete a survey on Parent View is available on the How to use Parent View page.

Click to access the Parent View website or click icon below: Parent View