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

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Valley Road Academy

Spring 1 17

In Year 5 our topic for Spring 1 2017 is Inventors and inventions, this can be viewed below:

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Lent Tea at St Ignatius

We were invited to attend Lent tea at St Ignatius on Friday 3rd March. Bishop Mark from Manchester spoke to us during the service about the importance of Lent. We also sang some songs for the congregation.

After the service, we were invited to stay for tea and cakes, which were delicious! We also got a chance to talk to Bishop Mark about his position and the church and Nelson Mandela (who we had learnt about last term).



In PE, we have been continuing our gymnastics skills. We have been using more advanced equipment.

We have really enjoyed ourselves and have improved greatly. Some of us have also been invited to join the gymnastics after school club!

Friendship afternoon

In PSHE we have been learning about friendship and what it means to be a friend. We spent an afternoon talking about friendship and making crafts linked to friendship. We made friendship bracelets and talked about what we would put in our 'friendship soup'.