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Valley Road Academy

Latest News 

19th March 2021


Valley Road Academy has a Friday Flyer released every week, this has now been updated to be digital and is available via our school website or our school Facebook page.


This has all the latest up to date information on what is happening within school, please check it regularly.


link to website page: click here

link to our Facebook page: click here


8th March 2021


School Jotter Mobile App


Parents can download for free from the i-tunes store or any Android app store


The app can be downloaded for either your Android or I-phone and will link to all the news added to your website.



This innovative app will send all the essential information straight to your mobile phone. You as a parent will have access to regularly updated information:

  • Your school’s latest news
  • Important dates (meetings, events, semester dates)
  • Useful links
  • Maps
  • Contacts
  • Urgent push notifications
  • Free messages


Ordering School Uniform 2020-2021

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Well done everyone !
Councillor Michael Mordey came to congratulate us on being in the top 3% of schools across the country for Key Stage 2 progress, and being named number 1 school in Sunderland in the Real School's Guide. What an achievement for us all!


We were thrilled to receive a letter from The RT Hon Nick Gibb MP - Minister of State for School Standards. This was to congratulate everyone on the very high level of progress our Y6 children made last year. We are amongst the top 3% of all primary schools across the country.  Please see below for the letter.



This week 'The Chronicle' published their annual Real Schools Guide, which picks out the top ten schools in each area. We are absolutely delighted in being named number one school in Sunderland! This really reflects our school motto - 'Success for All'. We know our children love attending Valley Road and every single member of staff works tirelessly to make sure each child receives the best education, care and support they need to achieve, not only academically, but socially and emotionally. We are proud to represent the local community; we always say we are one big school family, sharing the same values and learning together so it is fantastic to have the school and the local area represented in such a positive way. Our success would not be possible without the ongoing support from our families - let's keep up the good work together.


Link to Chronicle article - Click here

Christmas Jumper Day 2019

Pupils and staff enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner, as well as raising money  for Save The Children


Every year all children in England are assessed at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. The government have produced a leaflet to give you information to about this process

Click on the image below and it will take you to the website 

Red Nose Day 2019

On Friday 15th March we took part in Red Nose Day, and raised a magnificent £861.68 for Comic Relief.


Travelling by Tuba Visit

Chris Cranham and Stewart Death of -Travelling by Tuba –  recently visited Valley Road to perform the Around the World in 60 minutes show to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. This was followed by individual workshops for each year group. 

The show featured many weird and wonderful instruments from every continent. Children experienced the feel of the South American Samba Beat, to the calming spiritual sound of Africa. The children enjoyed listening to the variety of horns from places such as China, Austria, and Scandinavia. As well as learning about the different instruments and their historic use, they loved having the opportunity to have a go.

Updated for Spring 19 Term our After Schools Clubs leaflet


Valley Road Academy - Playground Buddies 2018 / 2019

safer internet day 2018


Valley Road will once again be taking part in Safer Internet Day. This years theme is:

Create, Connect and Share respect

More information can be found on the following link. Safer internet day website


School Stationery Shop

Hello everyone! Every Friday at breaktime, Miss Young and her helpers run the Valley Road Stationery Shop. Make sure to check the Friday flyer each week to check whose turn it is:

Below is price on the items we sell in our school stationery shop.

Rubbers                            - from 5p

Colouring sheets         - 5p

Pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, notebooks and rulers                - from 10p

Highlighters                   - 15p

Pencil cases                    - from 50p

Coloured pencils          - 60p 

Felt tips                             - 80p

  You can now apply for Free School meals online via the following link - Click Here



School Attendance - Fixed Penalty Notices (this is £60 per child) more information available via link - Click here

Important information and FAQ can be found at the following link - Click Here




breakfast club 

Our Breakfast club is available from 8am-8.45am every school day


It’s fun, it’s free  and it’s for  everyone

The Greggs Breakfast Club scheme provides a simple, nutritious breakfast to children in selected primary schools. Thanks to the generous assistance of volunteer helpers, Greggs are able to provide this breakfast free of charge.

Eating breakfast has been shown to make a difference to children’s concentration in lessons and may have longer-term learning benefits. What’s more, coming to the Breakfast Club is a lot of fun!

The Greggs Breakfast Club - a good start to the day!