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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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

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Valley Road Academy

Summer 2016

This term (Summer 16) our work will be based on Home Sweet Home: Animals and Habitats

As part of our animals topic Rainbow Room made wormeries and had a worm catching competition. We used empty pop bottles to make the wormeries and looked under stones, plant pots and tree stumps to find lots of worms. We kept them for a few days and then released them into our planters to help the plants grow.

Rainbow Room children helped Friends of Backhouse Park to plant Bluebells as part of a nation wild project.  Mary from the project explained to the children why we were plating Bluebells, how we had to plant them and that next year we would be able to see our Bluebells growing in the park.

The children were very excited about planting the bulbs. We also went on a nature walk, looking at the signs of spring. We spotted lots of Horse Chestnut, Beech, Sycamore and Silver Birch trees.