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

Latest News 


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 







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!