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 the 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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Valley Road Academy

PE, Clubs and Sports Events




After schools clubs timetable

After School Clubs Autumn 2018 

 We have a wide variety of After School Clubs. Please make sure you know what is happening and check out the

Friday Flyer for any new information


This week British Judo, the National Governing Body for Judo, have been in school. They delivered some taster sessions with us. It was great fun practising some moves and learning about how judo can keep us fit and healthy. 

Year One Gymnastics 

Year One have enjoyed taking part in a gymnastics festival, at Raich Carter. It was lots of fun trying new skills and meeting friends from other schools. 


 Rainbow room represented Valley Road at the Sportability Schools Games competition. We are waiting to hear whether any of our pupils made it to the Tyne and Wear Finals. 


Well done to Year Five who took part in School  Games Swimming Tournament, at The Aquatic Centre.  They enjoyed it so much, we are looking forward to starting a swimming club in the summer. 

Lunch Time Clubs

We have sports coaching coming into school on a lunchtime. We play lots of different games, including dodgeball. You can see some of us in action below.

Lunchtime Yoga

During lunchtime we do yoga. It is very relaxing and it helps us get ready for learning after lunch.

Dance Festival

In June 2018 20 children from our school took part in the annual dance festival at the Sunderland Empire