IRIS Learning Trust was formed in June 2018 and is based in the North East of England. We are proud to serve our communities and aim to offer outstanding educational provision.
The Trust believes that to be successful and promote a culture of excellence and aspiration, we need to place improving te lives and outcomes of children at the heart of everything we do.


create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success


through our daily work secure excellent academies for our local communities

grow and learn together

work with children and families to create great places of learning for all

IRIS Learning Trust

Corporation Road




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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 553 7750

Valley Road Academy

Snowy day

We had a fabulous day playing in the snow. We made footprints, snowballs, snow angels and a snowman called Sidney. 

National storytelling week

We have celebrated National storytelling week. We made lots of puppets to help to tell the stories and made up some stories of our own. We visited school and listened to stories in the special book area.

Dentist visit

We had a special visitor in nursery today. Melanie the dentist came to see us. She read a story all about a mouse who had a poorly tooth. We sang songs and dressed up as a dentist. It was lots of fun.

Bear Stories

We have enjoyed listening to lots of bear stories including 'Brown bear, brown bear'', 'Peace at last' and 'Whatever next'. We have shared the stories, made rockets for the bear and even had a picnic on the moon.