Welcome to Valley Road School.  On this web site you will find a range of information including the curriculum, unique activities as well as the values and beliefs we hold about education.  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.

In January 2017, the school underwent a full OFSTED Inspection. We are pleased to include the following summary from their report.


The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

As Headteacher you have galvanised the school staff and local community to share your ambition to achieve the very best for the pupils in the school. Working closely with other school leaders, you have effectively developed a leadership structure that focuses on teamwork and shared accountability. Leaders are effective in carrying out their roles and are held to account for their areas of responsibility. As a result, the school’s capacity to maintain, develop and deliver improvements is effective.

Leaders and governors’ self-evaluation is reliable and accurate.

You make sure that pupils enjoy their learning in a caring and secure environment that has a strong focus on developing pupils’ personal skills. Pupils are proud of their school and so work hard, are confident and appreciate the good learning opportunities provided. 

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. We no longer publish a prospectus as all the information is now on this web site. If you require to know anything else, please ring the school and we will be happy to help you.

Tim Coulson Headteacher

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