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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Broom House Farm Visits


Broom House Farm

Royal went on a seasonal visit to Broom House Farm.

Take a look at all the amazing things we learnt about during our visit.

Nature trail

We went on a nature trail searching for different leaves we would find during Autumn.


We also collected conkers.



We met the famous pig of Broom House Farm Dave.


Ruth told us some interesting facts about pigs:

Did you know that baby pigs are called piglets?

Did you know that pigs sleep on straw because it’s strong and comfortable?



During our visit we met the Shepard of the farm who was preparing the sheep to go out into the fields.

The Shepard told us there was around 1,500 sheep in the barn.



During our nature trail we had the opportunity to hold the chickens.


After holding the chickens, we then collected eggs and carefully put them into the basket.


Adventure forest

During the afternoon we went into the adventure forest. As a team we had to find clues and make our way around all of the fun activities.