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

Autumn 18





Harvest - Little Red Hen

In Year 2 we read the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and we learnt lots of important lessons from it. We learnt to always persevere and never give up.

We also learnt that hard work always pays off and you will get rewarded for it. Finally, if someone asks for help then you should always try your best to help them.

We made bread using flour, yeast and water. We all worked together and helped each other. When it was ready, we all got the reward of eating it and sharing it. 


Winter Gardens

Year 2 walked all the way to the Winter Gardens as part of their Dinosaur topic. We saw lots of different dinosaurs like; a huge, terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pterodactyls, a Brachiosaurus and some Velociraptors. We learnt some very interesting facts too. Did you know a T-rex’s longest tooth is 30cm long? Wow! That’s the same length as our maths books.

What a fantastic day!