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

Our values

We are a great big family at Valley Road - our motto - Success for All is important to us.

We believe in treating everyone with respect and always look to solve any problem we have - jut like a family.

We laugh together, cry together, fall out and make friends again - we learn to get along with each other and love each other. This is at the heart of our school. 

We listen to each other and always try to make things better. We have representatives as Councillors from every class  and House captains who keep us motivated and working hard.

We participate in many different  things in and out of school hours and believe in giving anything a go. We like sport, dance, reading,writing, designing, farming, science, exploring......the list is endless and exciting.  

The School Council                                                     

The School Council is made up of representatives from each of the classes from Reception to Year 6.School Councillors are elected annually at a School Council Election, where all children vote for the School Councillor who they feel will best represent their class. Below are this year's school councillors:



Playground Buddies

Playground Buddies are pupils who help the playtime supervisors to make playtime's a happy time for children in the playground. Children interested in becoming Playground Buddies complete a job application at the beginning of each year, explaining why they would like to be a Playground Buddy and why they think they would be good at the job. Selected pupils are given training before working in the playground alongside the playground supervising adults.


School House Captains                                                     

The house captains are made up of representatives from each of the school houses, these are Tyne, Tees, Wear, Derwent and Tweed. Below are this year's House Captains:


Valley Road Values

The children have created their own Valley Road Values. All classes proudly display their class values.