"This is a happy school where pupils work hard and relish the breadth of opportunities provided for them." OFSTED 2017"Parents are thrilled to be part of a school community in which each child is made to feel valued and important‟ OFSTED 2017

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 Welcome to our Website .  We hope that you will find this useful as a source of information whatever your reason for visiting the site.  It is also designed to be 'mobile friendly' which means that you should be able to see it on your smartphone or tablet.

If you would like free paper copies of any of the information on this site, please contact the office.  The first point of contact for any query regarding the school is the school office where Miss Tomkins, Mrs Whalen and Miss Rowland will be happy to help.

Virtual Open Evening

This year so many things are different but we are still trying to provide everything we would usually do. We could not invite parents inside our school so we have decided to do it virtually. We hope you enjoy our short video that shows you what Vane Road is about.

Vane Road does not have any rights to the music used in the video.

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Individual Photographs (No Siblings)26Jan2021

@ Library

Only individual photographs will be taken of all children this year. We are sorry, but due to the current situation siblings cannot be photographed with each other as bubbles can't be mixed in school.

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What we have been up to in school

Snow day

It might not be the nicest thing to drive in the snow. But that's when you are an adult. When you are a child, snow means fun! Snowmen, snow angels, snow sculptures, catching the snowflakes - we did it all! And best of all - snow ball fight is amazing - it allows to keep the social distancing! :) 

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Design a Christmas Jumper Competition Winners

Mark Solan from the Solan Conner Fawcett Charity held a design a Christmas Jumper Competition for children in school. Charley (Year 4) from the Community Group has written an article to tell you all about this exciting event.

 Vane Road Primary took part in this competition to design a Christmas jumper. Mark Solan was the person who hosted the competition, to help raise awareness about the awful disease cancer and his fabulous charity ‘The Solan Conner Fawcett Charity’. He has Charity shops in Spennymoor and Ferryhill. Mark helps lots of people and their families in the North East, fighting Cancer.

 7 classes took part in the competition from Year 2 to Year 6. A winner was chosen from each class and the prize was a t shirt with their design on and a selection box.

 Charley, Year 4

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Christmas Dinner

Oh, how we wish you could smell the delicious aromas from our kitchen today! Whole Vane Road enjoyed an amazing meal prepared by our kitchen staff. The hall looked spectacular thanks to the hard work of our Lunchtime Supervisors. Children and staff had a lovely time! A big thank you to our cook Denise and her team for bringing the Christmas joy once again.

Article 24:Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food.

Odd socks

This year the Antibullying Week dealt with cyber bullying. In Vane Road we decided to celebrate our differences by coming to school in two different socks. Look how fabulous and colourful we were!

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Children in Need

Every year we take part in Children in Need day by dressing up. Spots, Pudsey Bears, pyjamas, own clothes, costumes - everything is allowed. And Vane Road delivered - we even had our own dancing T-Rex! We went around all the classes to show you the explosion of colour but you all must agree that the most fun we had in our Breakfast and After School Club. Well done, Vane Road.

Article 26: You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

Enrichment Day

What a day! All over Vane Road we have been working on enhancing our skills. From engineers building aqueducts, through painters and photographers to graphic designers - we had so much fun. We also managed an imaginary trip to the seaside! What a great day it was!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

Respectful Vane Road

Children in Vane Road created Rights Respecting Charters in their classes. They are very different and unique, just like we are.

Article 1: Everyone under 18 has these rights.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Every year we organise Macmillan Coffee Morning. This year we had to be creative but we still had a great time. All children enjoyed their biscuits and juice. Teachers did the coffee drinking part. We raised a fantastic amount - £156.50 - for this worthy cause. Thank you everybody for your very generous donations!

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Vane Road is back!

We are back! And we have returned with a bang! Our playtimes have changed and now we have many things to do! Yes, we may get a bit dirty in the process (even some of the teachers!) but it is so much fun!

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


Last year in pictures