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

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Valley Road Academy

Spring 2017


In Year 2 our topic for Spring 2017 is Fire, this can be viewed below:

Great Fire of London production

We have worked closely with Mr. Bianci to put together a Great Fire of London production. We sang, acted and danced and put it all together for a final show for our parents. We had a script and had to learn our own lines as well as the words to the songs. It was so much fun! We hope you enjoy the video and pictures.


Fire Station Visit

Crimson and Ruby visited the fire station this week to learn about how a fire station runs and to compare the fire service to 1666. We looked around a fire engine and even got to sit in one. Some of us tried on the firemen’s uniform and we squirted the powerful hose against a house. We had a fantastic time!



Fire Craft

During our Great Fire of London topic we’ve been learning about the houses people lived in in 1666. We invited our parents in to help us make 3D models of Tudor houses on fire.


Friendship Day

We celebrated friendship day on the 14th February. We thought about what makes a good friend and discussed the qualities we would like in a friend. We made friendship bracelets and cards.