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 2020 - Gallery and Work


Christmas Jumper Day 2020


How to Catch a Dinosaur

 After our dinosaur escaped, we decided to build a trap to capture him and keep the rest of the school safe. We collected our equipment, bait for the dinosaur and we were off! We carefully, dug a large deep hole and covered it with a camouflaged cargo net. We hid the trap with leaves and twigs and finally, put meat on top to lure him in. In Literacy, we wrote a set of instructions to match. We cannot wait to see what we find!

What have we found?

During the Daily Mile, were shocked to discover a large egg. Some of us thought it was a dinosaur egg! We decided to bring it into class and keep it safe. We put it in a warm nest and left it over the holidays.

Dinosaur Discovery

After the holidays, we came back to a big surprise! The egg had hatched and whatever was in it had escaped! Come and take a look at what we found!



Umah: “There are a trail of T-Trex footprints all over the ground!”

Klayton: “Maybe we had the baby in the egg and the T-Rex came for it?”