Corporation Road, Hendon, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR2 8PL
10 reasons to choose Valley Road Academy
Valley Road Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Sunderland and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1.5 miles.
Valley Road Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 3 members of Iris Learning Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection.
Average class size
Valley Road Academy usually has two classes per year, sometimes one, and an average class size of 27 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Valley Road Academy ranks in the top 23% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 3% of schools.
The Valley Road Academy curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Valley Road Academy
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Valley Road Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.50am to 3.10pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am and after school clubs may extend the day.
Find another school near Valley Road Academy
Argyle House School, Infants & Juniors (0.9 miles).
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Sunderland (1.8 miles); Grange Park Primary School (1.9 miles); St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Seaham (3.7 miles).
Argyle House School (1.1 miles); Royal Grammar School, Newcastle (15.1 miles); Durham School (15.1 miles).
St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy (1.3 miles); Christ’s College (3.6 miles); Whitburn Church of England Academy (5.4 miles).