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

Pupil Premium Information


Pupil Premium 2018 -2019

Income from Pupil Premium £ £250, 800

Governors have agreed to spend the allocation across the school on resources and staffing that will have an impact on raising the achievement of pupils in the school.

Money has been allocated to provide:

  • Additional teaching and support staff for EYFS – including additional teacher in Reception
  • Additional teaching and support staff for key stage 2 – including the Rainbow Room and additional teacher in Year 6
  • Free Breakfast Club
  • Regular swimming lessons – KS2 throughout the year
  • E learning subscriptions – Bug clubs / Purple MASH / Education City
  • ICT hardware – new touch screen classroom boards, IPADS
  • Educational Visits – Entrance fees / coaches
  • Hardship fund – school uniforms/coats and shoes and specialist kit for Derwent Hill
  • Use of mini buses to support learning beyond the classroom
  • Additional professional support – Parent and Family Welfare Officer (Providing counselling for children and families) Educational Psychologist
  • Subsidised music lessons and tuition – Year 1 – Year 6 throughout the year.


Looked After Pupil Premium - allocated on a termly basis. A plan is completed and evaluated and contained within school documents