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

Spring 2020

Keeping healthy


We had a visit from the Change for Life team. They reminded us how to be healthy. We talked about healthy foods and how to look after our bodies. We listened to a story about Tilly the tooth and sang some songs about looking after our teeth. We played some games and afterwards we made a healthy fruit salad. Mrs Hibbert gave every child a new toothbrush and some toothpaste to take home.

Chinese New Year


 The children have had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We listened to stories and acted out the great race. We tasted noodles and cooked food in our Chinese restaurant. We made different dragons and dressed up as a dragon to dance around the school grounds. It was exciting to find lucky gold coins hiding in our sand.

Snow and Ice


The weather is starting to get much colder so we have been thinking of ways to keep warm in winter. We have listened to lots of stories and poems all about winter and animals who like to live near the snow and ice.