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

Year 6 (classes 16, 17 & 18)

Autumn 19



Year 6 (classes 16, 17 & 18)

Autumn 19 gallery

World War 2

Year 6 have made a fantastic start to their new World War 2 topic.  We have been enjoying finding out when and why it all began. We have been ordering the main events in the lead up to WW2, listening to the moment war was announced by Neville Chamberlain and doing pencil sketches of the leaders. 

Watch this space for our very own version of Neville Chamberlain’s announcement speech (because we know we could have done a better job)…

We have also been taking inspiration from the artist Clarice Cliff to design postcards that evacuees would have sent home to their parents.