Welcome to Valley Road School. On this web site you will find a range of information which we hope will give you a taste of what life is like at Valley Road. We hope you will find the information both interesting and informative and will encourage you to come and visit the school in person. We are very proud of our school and all the members of our community who contribute to its success. We hope if you should visit us, you would find the school a warm and welcoming place where children are encouraged and assisted in reaching their full potential.

In February 2012, the school underwent a full OFSTED Inspection. We are pleased to include the following comments from their report.

This is a good school. It is a warm, welcoming, cohesive community, where pupils, staff, and leaders share a passion for improvement and strive to help each other to do even better.

Pupils achieve well and reach levels of attainment that are significantly above average by the end of Year 6.

Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Pupils' considerate, respectful, and courteous behaviour makes a positive contribution to the safe, happy and friendly school ethos. As a result, the special school Nursery children, who add a rich dimension to the school, integrate seamlessly.

Senior leaders work well as a team. They manage the performance of the school well and lead and manage teaching effectively. Well-focused professional development has led to improving pupils' achievement in mathematics. Senior managers communicate high aspirations consistently.

If you would like to read the report in full, it can be found on the internet on www.ofsted.gov.uk or in the Documents section of this site. you can also view the tables sharing the school achievement and progress by clicking here for the DFE web site.

This site is aimed primarily at prospective parents. If there is something you wish to find but is not on the site then let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

Tim Coulson Headteacher

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