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.

aspire

create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success

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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

Hendon

Sunderland

SR2 8PL

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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 5002999

valleyroadschool@valleyroad.org.uk

Valley Road Academy

Latest News 

Friday Flyer 20th November 2020

17th November 2020 - Important Information

11th November 2020 - Important Information

 

9th November 2020 - Important Information

6th November 2020 - Friday Flyer

9th October 2020 - Friday Flyer

 

2nd October 2020

 

 

25th September 2020

Valley Road Academy use various apps and our school website to keep in touch with parents, links are below:
 
www.valleyroadschool.org.uk - School Website
 
 
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/school-jotter/id1353760196 - School Jotter Mobile Phone app Apple Store
 
Once you download app you will be asked to enter postcode for Valley Road or search by school - Postcode is SR2 8PL
 
We also have a Facebook page, if you search valley road in search box you can request to join page (we will only accept people who have a child in school)
 
https://www.facebook.com/valley.road.313 We can also contact you via our text messaging service.
 
Please let school know your updated phone number and email address.
 

24th September 2020

 

 

 

Latest Friday flyer 11th September 2020

Latest Term Dates for 2020/2021 School Year

 

28th August 2020

 

Please find the latest information below  on school opening 3rd September 2020 for pupils

 

 

 

16th July 2020

10th July 2020

9th July 2020

Year 6 Leavers Video 2020

3rd July 2020

26th June 2020

19th June 2020

 

 

11th June 2020

 

 

Weekly Update 5th June 2020

Calendar 2020-2021

 

Ordering School Uniform 2020-2021

Friday 22nd May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

Monday 11th May 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers, 
 
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 10.05.20 we expect to receive further clarification from the DFE on how we should accept more pupils into school safely.
We will update all parents and carers when these arrangements are confirmed.

Thankyou and Stay Safe

 

7th May 2020

1st May 2020

29th April 2020

 

Below is a couple of links to some helpful guides for online safety for children, there are lot of programs and app guides on the websites please take a look

 

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

 

24th April 2020

20th April 2020

Dear Parents,
We hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the sunshine over the Easter break.
We miss all the children being in school and staff will continue to add activities in the year group files on our Home Learning page via our website.
Further ideas for home learning can now be accessed on BBC Bitesize 


Daily lessons for primary, secondary and 16+ including videos, activities, quizzes and games can be found using the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Take Care and Stay Safe 
Team Valley Road

18th April 2020

6th April 2020

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FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS – from 6th April 

If you have given us an email address you will receive a voucher code to this.

If you have not given us an email address, a voucher will be posted to you.

You will receive a voucher each week .

Please see below for instructions:

31st March 2020

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25th March 2020

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20th March 2020

 

19th March 2020

 

18th March 2020

 

17th March 2020

Well done everyone !
Councillor Michael Mordey came to congratulate us on being in the top 3% of schools across the country for Key Stage 2 progress, and being named number 1 school in Sunderland in the Real School's Guide. What an achievement for us all!

 

We were thrilled to receive a letter from The RT Hon Nick Gibb MP - Minister of State for School Standards. This was to congratulate everyone on the very high level of progress our Y6 children made last year. We are amongst the top 3% of all primary schools across the country.  Please see below for the letter.

FANTASTIC NEWS - NUMBER ONE SCHOOL IN SUNDERLAND!

 

This week 'The Chronicle' published their annual Real Schools Guide, which picks out the top ten schools in each area. We are absolutely delighted in being named number one school in Sunderland! This really reflects our school motto - 'Success for All'. We know our children love attending Valley Road and every single member of staff works tirelessly to make sure each child receives the best education, care and support they need to achieve, not only academically, but socially and emotionally. We are proud to represent the local community; we always say we are one big school family, sharing the same values and learning together so it is fantastic to have the school and the local area represented in such a positive way. Our success would not be possible without the ongoing support from our families - let's keep up the good work together.

 

Link to Chronicle article - Click here

Christmas Jumper Day 2019

Pupils and staff enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner, as well as raising money  for Save The Children

 

 

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION ABOUT SATS

Every year all children in England are assessed at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. The government have produced a leaflet to give you information to about this process

Click on the image below and it will take you to the website 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Nose Day 2019

On Friday 15th March we took part in Red Nose Day, and raised a magnificent £861.68 for Comic Relief.

 

Travelling by Tuba Visit

Chris Cranham and Stewart Death of -Travelling by Tuba –  recently visited Valley Road to perform the Around the World in 60 minutes show to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. This was followed by individual workshops for each year group. 

The show featured many weird and wonderful instruments from every continent. Children experienced the feel of the South American Samba Beat, to the calming spiritual sound of Africa. The children enjoyed listening to the variety of horns from places such as China, Austria, and Scandinavia. As well as learning about the different instruments and their historic use, they loved having the opportunity to have a go.

Updated for Spring 19 Term our After Schools Clubs leaflet

 

 

Valley Road Academy - Playground Buddies 2018 / 2019

 

 

 

 

safer internet day 2018

 

Valley Road will once again be taking part in Safer Internet Day. This years theme is:

Create, Connect and Share respect

More information can be found on the following link. Safer internet day website

 

School Stationery Shop

Hello everyone! Every Friday at breaktime, Miss Young and her helpers run the Valley Road Stationery Shop. Make sure to check the Friday flyer each week to check whose turn it is:

Below is price on the items we sell in our school stationery shop.

Rubbers                            - from 5p

Colouring sheets         - 5p

Pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, notebooks and rulers                - from 10p

Highlighters                   - 15p

Pencil cases                    - from 50p

Coloured pencils          - 60p 

Felt tips                             - 80p

 

 

 

 

  You can now apply for Free School meals online via the following link - Click Here

 

 

School Attendance - Fixed Penalty Notices (this is £60 per child) more information available via link - Click here

Important information and FAQ can be found at the following link - Click Here

 

 

 

breakfast club 

Our Breakfast club is available from 8am-8.45am every school day

 

It’s fun, it’s free  and it’s for  everyone

The Greggs Breakfast Club scheme provides a simple, nutritious breakfast to children in selected primary schools. Thanks to the generous assistance of volunteer helpers, Greggs are able to provide this breakfast free of charge.

Eating breakfast has been shown to make a difference to children’s concentration in lessons and may have longer-term learning benefits. What’s more, coming to the Breakfast Club is a lot of fun!

The Greggs Breakfast Club - a good start to the day!