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

School Council


At the beginning of the year, our children took part in elections for our school council. Classes took turns to visit the polling station to cast their votes; the winning candidates were announced in assembly after every class had voted. 


During the Autumn Term, the focus of school council meetings was anti-bullying. We discussed ideas for Anti-bullying week and brought our class ideas to meetings. We had some brilliant ideas from our classes for activities to do during the week.

The whole school participated in a poster competition and we had the difficult job of choosing the winners. There were some fantastic entries and it was a really difficult decision.

The Foundation of Light kindly funded two new friendship benches which were placed on the KS2 yard following the launch of our anti-bullying buddies during Anti-bullying week.

The focus of our School Council will be to ensure that Highfield is an Anti Bullying school. We are looking forward to continuing our work on anti-bullying next term to ensure that were are ready to achieve the anti-bullying charter mark.