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

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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

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Valley Road Academy

Spring 2020


Alien Invasion

In literacy, we have been reading the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. When we came into school we were shocked to discover that real aliens had been to visit Valley Road. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we found green slime all over the floor! Underpants were hung across our class and pictures of the aliens were scattered everywhere. We are going to write what they got up to, so that the whole school knows. We are also going to write a letter to the aliens to ask them why they came to our school.


Lilly: “They left us some underpants! I hope they don’t come back for them!”.


Umar: “I think the slime is alien poo!”

Learning from home


Come and have a look at our fantastic learning from home.

Gracie made an alien world. She said, “I made an alien planet with my Mammy and designed my own rocket too.”

Iqra designed and labelled her own alien. She also wrote a list about what she would take to space.