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

After Schools Clubs

After School Clubs


After school clubs are a great way for children to gain confidence, improve their skills and to try out new activities. We offer a wide variety of exciting and enjoyable to children in key stage 1 and key stage 2. These include sports clubs such as dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, yoga and football which support children’s physical skills and also curriculum clubs including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Maths), Art and Maths.

Our lunchtime coaches come into school twice a week to promote team games and turn taking, which has significantly increased participation of sport for children within school. Throughout lunchtime there is a wide range of different sporting activities available to all of the children supporting them to lead a healthier lifestyle.


And most importantly – all of our clubs are free !


Holly Smith – School Clubs Co-ordinator