intu Metro Centre Quiet Hours

23rd April 2019

In partnership with North East Autism Society, the Metro Centre is introducing Quiet Hours which will take place the first Tuesday of every month from 10am until 11am and the first Saturday of every month from 9am-10am.

In addition they are also launching a Sensory Backpack on 5 April.  The backpack contains items that help an autistic person have a more pleasant shopping experience at intu Metrocentre.

More details can be found here:

Save the date!

8th March 2019

Please follow the link to an itinerary of upcoming events.

upcoming events

'Easy fundraising'

13th November 2018

If you shop online, please could you consider signing up to ‘Easy fundraising’ to support Villa Real. It’s a really easy way to raise money for the school – just use the ‘Easy fundraising’ site to shop online with more than 3,300 well known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis,, eBay and M&S.

When you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you. We want to raise as much as possible, so please visit the easyfundraising page at and click ‘support us’. You can also easily set this up within a few minutes on your mobile phone.
All donations go to VRSA (Villa Real School Association).
Here’s a link to a short video on how you can get set up:

Reader in Residence

29th October 2018

This year we have welcomed Elena from Seven Stories into our school, for weekly story sessions. This is part of our ‘Year of Reading’ in which all classes will take part in reading activities and trips.

Our Seven Stories Reader in Residence programme, is designed to develop a love of books throughout the school and at home, increasing motivation to read, confidence, wellbeing and literacy skills. Elena has begun the term by visiting classes and creating wonderful story experiences tailored to the pupil’s abilities and age. We would like to invite all family members to share the next calendar of story visits. Parents/carers, please feel free to come along for the times listed below.

Session 1


Session 2


30th Oct P2 P2A
6th Nov S1CE S1
13th Nov P1A P1CE
20th Nov S1 F1A
27th Nov P1 P2A
4th Dec F1A S2/S1A


We look forward to see you all there.

Poppy Event 2018

Villa Real School made poppies for Tesco’s 100 year Remembrance Celebration.

We will remember them.