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

Autumn 2 19 Gallery and Work

Post Office Visit

Today we went to the Post Office in Sunderland City Centre. At the Post Office, we bought our stamps, placed them on the envelope and put them into the post box. We are very excited for them to arrive at our houses before Christmas. We had a lovely walk to the town and on our way saw all of the Christmas lights in Mowbray Park. A lovely way to end our term.

Stick Man

Our new story is Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We watched the animated version and read the book. We then had a morning exploring many things around this book. We made our own stick men, completed activity books, used playdough to create characters, painted with sticks and ordered pictures from the story. The children also loved exploring in our new tuff spot. This story includes Santa Claus so is perfect to take us all the way to Christmas.