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

Charging and remissions Policy


By Law, no state school can make a charge for:-


  • Education wholly, or mainly, within school hours;
  • Materials and ingredients for things made in school which pupils or parents do not want to keep;
  • Visits in, or outside, school hours which are necessary for an examination.

Charges may be made for the following:-

  • Certain excursions where a third party is involved;
  • Board and lodgings where a school activity involves a residential element;
  • The exact cost of "optional extras" (ie. things not connected directly with the National Curriculum).


Trips play an important part in the life of the school and it is hoped that we can maintain them at the present high level and that parents will help to make them possible by their voluntary contributions if needed.