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

0191 5002999

Valley Road Academy





We have noticed lots of changes in the nursery garden. The leaves have changed colour and they have fallen off the trees. We have enjoyed listening to stories about Autumn and have explored the Autumn treasures we have found.


The children have enjoyed taking part in celebrations and festivals this term – Halloween, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day and Children in Need.

Parent Crafts

Thank you to all parents who joined us for our Autumn craft session. We had lots of fun taking part in Autumn and Halloween activities.

Nursery September 18

 We have had a very busy start to this term with many new children starting in pre-school and nursery. It has been wonderful to see how quickly all of the children have settled. The children who have returned after the summer break have been super at helping our new friends to learn the routines. We are enjoying getting to know both the children and their families, and are excited about what lies in store for the year ahead.