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


In 2016-17 we worked hard to maintain the great achievements of the previous Year 6 pupils.

The tests were,again, very challenging, but here at Valley Road, we  managed to remain, again,  above the national averages for all tests. This was an amazing achievement and shows how talented our children are, and how lucky we are to have such dedicated successful pupils. We are all very proud of their success and they will be able to take these achievements  forward to their next stage in education. Well done.

The schools most recent Key Stage 2  results for 2016:

70.8% achieved Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths combined

16.7 % achieved the higher level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths combined

The  average progress score in Reading was 2.4 which places us in the top 25% of the country

The average progress score in Writing  was 7.63 which places us in the top 5% of the country

The average progress score in Maths was 3.6 which places us in the top 25% of the country

The average scaled score was 104.3 in Reading

 The average scaled score   was 106.7 in Maths

79.2 % achieved the expected level in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

41.7% achieved the higher standard


Our challenge for 2018 is to  build on what we have achieved this year  making sure our children leave our school ready for the challenges of Secondary school.


Link to access the School Performance Tables on the DfE website

Link to the national figures on key stage 2 performance