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

making the difference with Pupil Premium funding 


The Dfe require us to produce a Pupil Premium Strategy for the academic year. You can read our 2017-2018 document  here.

We are in the process of evaluation and compiling our strategy fro 2017-2018

This strategy  is part of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) that is formulated in September  and identifies our priorities for the coming year. It is written by the leadership team and monitored throughout the year by staff and governors. The School Improvement Plan makes sure that we think and plan carefully for the academic year and it secures a cycle of continuous improvement

 Pupil Premium Spending  was reviewed as part of budget setting in April 2017 and the new financial year, but we do make smaller changes  mid -year, as our funding is adjusted by the local authority.


 How we spend our Pupil Premium Allocation - this link tells you how much we were allocated and how governors decided to allocate the funding

 The difference and impact this money has made can be seen by accessing the link below

Click here for  Information showing the results at the end of 2017 

Click here for the National Summary of results in 2016