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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Valley Road Academy

Outdoor Week 2018


Outdoor Week 2018

This year the theme for Outdoor Week was Tall Ships, pupils in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two spent the week carrying out in teams a range of survival activities such as: designing and creating their very own sail, den building in and around the school grounds, creating their very own ships from straws and designed Maritime medals. Throughout the week the children demonstrated great skills in leadership, team work, problem solving, resilience and determination. At the end of the week to celebrate the pupils took part in a traditional sing song.


“I loved den building because we had lots of fun and at the end we were able to look what other groups had created.”

Jack- Year 6


“I enjoyed den building during outdoor week as we were able to work as a team and have lots of fun!”

Tia- Year 3


“I loved making boats because mine was the only one that floated.”

Ava- Reception


“I enjoyed making a sail as we were able to mix different colours and try new techniques”

George - Year 4


 “I loved the outdoor art because we looked at the different boats, which were competing in The Tall Ship Race.

Sinthujan- Year 5