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

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Highfield Academy 

We are extremely proud of our school. Our website will share key information you will need and celebrate the curriculum across the school.

We became part of the Iris Learning Trust in June 2018 and have made many positive changes to the school since then. Being part of our Trust means that our schools can work together and come together all the time as we share and celebrate strengths.

Our school is in an area with a proud and important history and heritage. You will see this in the 'houses' that we have in school. All children are part of either Swan, Doxford, Clanny, Hartley or Dawson house and receive rewards to support their team's success. We chose them as they represent a link to the past and , through celebrating success, reflect our hope for the future.

Successful, happy children make our academy a great place to be. Our school is precious to us.

If you are interested in finding out more call in to see us - we  regularly welcome visitors and would be proud to show you our great school.