Summer Fair 2018

22nd May 2018

Villa Real Summer Fair will be held on the 5th of July 2018, 1.30pm to 3.00pm (All Welcome).

The school would be grateful for any donations for this event.

Summer School Events

1st May 2018

Villa Real welcome a range of special visitors in May and June. Parents are welcome to attend.

Classical Guitarist Tuesday May 15th 9.45am to 11.45am.

Wizard of Oz performance Tuesday May 22nd 2pm to 3pm.

Careers event Tuesday June 12th all day.

World Music day. Harpists Thursday June 21st 1.45pm.

Disability Sports Awards 2017

6th February 2018

Villa Real have been nominated for the Education Award at the North East Disability Sports Awards 2017.

The North East Disability Sports Awards, recognise and reward the sporting achievements of local participants, clubs, coaches and volunteers in 2017 and we are delighted to be invited to join  the awards ceremony at Ramside Hall, Durham on Monday 19th March 2018

What’s On Spring Term

24th January 2018


  • February 2nd we will welcome Anne Porthouse from the Royal Lifeboat Society to tell us about the Sunderland Lifeboat and to start a fundraising quest collecting 5p coins. More information to follow. (School Only Event)


  • February 6th Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”


  • On March 6th during Fair Trade Fortnight we will be having a Coffee Morning with special treats for sale. We are raising money to help Sumi from Bangladesh to help run her small shop selling sweets, snacks, basic food and fertilisers. More information to follow. (All Welcome)


  • The whole school will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Thursday February 22nd (All Welcome)


  • The Sixth Form have been working with Age UK to plan and run an inter-generational day of Easter activities. This will take place towards the end of March. Open to anyone over 50! (All Welcome)


  • Our Easter Assembly and Autism Awareness Day Coffee Morning will be on Thursday March 29th. (All Welcome)


BIG Award for Excellence in Challenging Bullying

15th January 2018

Bullying can be an issue for any school or setting.  Villa Real School does not have a problem with bullying, but they have systems in place to ensure that their students can learn in a happy and caring environment.  They have a focus group which includes students who meet each term to form anti-bullying action plans.  Their staff are trained in safeguarding and anti-bullying, they have assemblies and lessons which address the issue.  They have also recently formed the Thumbs Up Squad who are being trained to look out for any younger pupils who may feel sad and to alert staff to any issues they feel need to be addressed.  Villa Real has wonderful staff who do a fantastic job, and I am delighted that they have now achieved the BIG Award for Excellence in Challenging Bullying.  Val McFarlane, Director, BIG Award, Training and Resources.