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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Valley Road Academy

Explorer Day

We have had so much fun during Spring Term learning about different Explorers. So to finish our topic off we invited our grown-ups into school to take part in some Explorer type activities, such as map work and den building. We followed a map of our school to find letters that spelt out the name of a very famous Explorer, Christopher Columbus. We also spent some time building a den to see if we could survive if we were left on a desert island. Our final activity on the afternoon was around our fire pit. We learnt how important fire can be when living out in the wild both for cooking and keeping warm. We toasted hot cross buns and made s’mores – they were delicious!

Spring 1 2017


In Year 1 our topic for Spring 1 2017 is Explorers, this can be viewed below: