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



Promoting the international dimension across the school.


At Valley Road Academy, we promote the language competence and intercultural understanding as an important part of being an active citizen.

The global dimension is reflected in the attitudes and values of our students, the ethos of the school, the Programmes of Study and Key Skills.

As a result of our hard work and commitment, we have been awarded with several eTwinning National and European quality labels and the International School Award.

The whole school community is very proud of these achievements and we all will continue working hard to maintain our international links, establish new partnerships and provide an education with a global focus.