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

Year 2

Fire Pit

At the fire pit we toasted marshmallows and sang songs. It was so much fun!

We made outdoor medals and wizard and fairy wands. Some of us tried to cast a spell on Mrs Burnicle to turn her into a frog!

Dance Festival

During the dance festival we learned about Bollywood and Brazilian dancing. We found about there are lots of carnivals in Brazil and this is where the Olympics is being held this year.

Bridge Building

It started to rain so we built our bridges inside. First we designed what they would look like, then we tried our ideas. We used straws and marshmallows to make the structure. We added bluetac to make our bridges stronger.

Flower Hunt

We went on a flower and plant hunt around school. We found lots including ivy and pink poppies! We discovered just how beautiful our school is and we even have a secret garden.

Den Building