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Shiney Row Primary

Shiney Row Primary School Website


I am delighted to welcome you to our school website.  As Head Teacher I am extremely proud of our children and their many achievements.  Our professional team have the highest expectations and work hard to provide the best environment for learning and success.

The core purpose of what we do at Shiney Row Primary School is to support all our children to be the very best that they can be.  Everything we do is aimed at helping children succeed as happy confident learners.

 All the staff at Shiney Row Primary School are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching and learning, through a combination of challenge, support and encouragement. We want all children to do their very best and enjoy coming to school to learn in a safe and happy environment.

We want children to develop a lifelong love of learning and we place achievement at the heart of what we believe in. We will provide the best conditions for learning that we can so all children have access to a variety of learning experiences and opportunities during their time at Shiney Row Primary School.

"We inspire, we challenge, we care"



School education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life.  Research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment.  All children should have full and equal access to all a school has to offer.  As a school we will encourage parents/carers to ensure their child achieves maximum possible attendance and in turn a great start in life.

Arrival and Registration

All children should be at the main gate ready to come into school at 8:50 am where staff will take responsibility for their class. The register is taken twice a day, a day counts as 2 attendances. Morning registration ends at 9am. If a child arrives after the registration period they will be marked as late. After 9.10am this will become an unauthorised absence. The afternoon register is taken at 1pm.

Every half-day absence from school is classified by the school as either authorised or unauthorised.

Authorised absences are morning or afternoons away from school for medical/sickness reasons where a child is unfit to be in school, medical/dental appointments which unavoidably fall in school time, or emergencies.

Unauthorised absences are those which the school does not consider reasonable and for which no ‘leave’ has been given. This type of absence can lead to the use of sanctions and/or legal proceedings. This includes:

   parents/carers keeping children off school unnecessarily

   truancy before or during the school day

   absences which have never been properly explained

  children who arrive too late, without prior warning, to get a mark

  shopping, haircut, treating headlice, birthdays, looking after other children, day trips and holidays in term time that have not been agreed.

Absence Procedures

Parents must contact school as soon as possible on the first day of absence, before 9am. Before and after office hours messages can be left on the school answering service. Report to the school reception from 8:45am


In response to a request from parents, Friday 18th May will be a non-uniform day.  Children are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue or dress as a prince or princess in honour of the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the weekend.


School would like to wish our Chair of Governors, Mr Arthur Falconer all the very best for the future as he steps down from the Governing Body after more than thirty years of service.  School would very much like to thank Mr Falconer for his time, help and dedication to the school over the many years.

Congratulations to the Y3/4 Hockey Team who won the Sunderland City Finals and qualified for the Tyne and Wear Finals in March 2018.  Well Done.

With the Christmas Holiday fast approaching school will be hosting a great many festive fun activities throughout the month details of which appear on this webpage. To download a copy of all of the 'Dates For The Diary' please click here.

Ofsted Inspection 14/02/2017 Report

Excerpts from the report;

"The school motto of "we inspire, we challenge, we care" sums up Shiney Row well."

"Pupils' excellent attitudes to learning and good relationships with adults remain key strengths of your inclusive school."

"The culture of keeping pupils safe and putting them at the heart of the friendly school community is very evident."

For a full copy of this Ofsted report please click here. 

Miller Homes - Library Book Donation

School would very much like to thank Miller Homes for their very generous donation of 100 books for our new school library.  The donation was made as Miller Homes celebrates the educational heritage of its new Scholars Gate development built on the area once occupied by Shiney Row College campus.  For further details please click here.

Shiney Row Primary School is open for business and now it's official.

On Monday 19th June the school was officially opened by the Mayor of  Sunderland  - Councillor Doris MacKnight in a ceremony to reflect on the achievements of everybody who had helped in some way in the transition to the new school building.

Latest School 2016 Events

School closed for Spring Half Term16Feb2019

School re-opens for Spring Term 225Feb2019

Calendars page(s): School 2016 >>