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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Valley Road Academy

Autumn 2 2018



This term during our computing session, we have been learning about coding. We were able to move around the classroom with our partner using a range of commands; we then directed our characters around the board using the purple mash program. 


Katelyn- “I was able to move the ghost towards the haunted house, it was fun!”

Stephen- “It was hard at first, but then my partner helped me and we were able to move the cars on the road.”

The Enchanted Garden

During this term, we have been learning about local Myths in our Literacy lessons. We went outside into the school grounds and up to the Enchanted Garden; we found evidence that we have our very own mythical creatures in and around school. Take a look at what we found and what we thought the creatures were.