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





Fordfield Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR4 0DA

01915 537655

Highfield Academy

Highfield Community Primary School began in September 2006 following the amalgamation of two local schools: Pallion Primary and Havelock Primary. Our new school was built on Havelock’s former school field. When the school first opened, the new building wasn’t ready.  So, until Easter 2007 Highfield operated from Havelock’s old school. In October 2007, the school was officially opened by country singer Charlie Landsborough.