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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

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Valley Road Academy

Statutory Assessment in 2019-2020

All statutory  assessments were cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In January 2020 we were thrilled to receive a letter from the Minister of State for School Standards (Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP), congratulating staff and children on the very high level of progress that the children made in reading, writing and maths in the 2019 Key Stage 2 assessments. These  progress results place Valley Road amongst the top 3% of primary schools in the country. In the same month, we were also delighted to be named as Sunderland's best performing primary school, and the 7th best in the entire North East .

In 2018-19 we worked hard to maintain the great achievements of the previous Year 6 pupils.

The tests were, again, very challenging, but here at Valley Road, we managed to remain, again, above the national averages for all tests.

This was a great achievement and shows how talented our children are, and how lucky we are to have such dedicated successful pupils. We are all very proud of their success and they will be able to take these achievements  forward to their next stage in education. Well done.

The schools most recent Key Stage 2 results for 2019:


87% achieved the expected Level or above in Reading, Writing and Maths combined

13 % achieved the higher level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths combined

The  average progress score in Reading was 4.3 which places us in the top 25% of the country

The average progress score in Writing  was 4.9 which places us in the top 5% of the country

The average progress score in Maths was 4.9 which places us in the top 5% of the country

The average scaled score was 106 in Reading

The average scaled score was 107 in Maths

89 % achieved the expected level in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

53 % achieved the higher standard



NB : Results are provisional but unlikely to change

Our challenge for the future is, as always, to build on what we have achieved this year  making sure our children leave our school ready for the challenges of Secondary school.


Click here for a summary of the 2019 Results

Click here for a summary of 2018 Results


Link to access the School Performance Tables on the DfE website

Link to the national figures on key stage 2 performance