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



Please find a list of our school policies below. All policies are available as paper copies on request.


Policies to Protect                                                                                                           Caring for our children

Attendance Arrivals and Departures

First Aid

Administration Of Medication

Behaviour Management and Exclusions

Management of Bullying Intimate Care Supporting Children With Medical Conditions
Child Protection and Safeguarding Child Protection Supervision   Emergency Asthma Inhaler Sun Safe
E- safety Code of Conduct Head Lice Whole School Food
Safer Recruitment Staff Well being

Accessibility Plan - Under Review

Oral Health


Peer on Peer abuse  

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Highfield SEND Information

Looked After Children Statutory
Data Protection Lone Worker GDPR Privacy 
Health and Safety Building Security Whistle Blowing

Positive Mental Health


Single Equality Scheme
For Parents  
Admissions Complaints Educational Visits
Parent/Carer and Visitor Behaviour Expectations

Missing or Uncollected Children

Charging and Remissions


Curriculum Policies 

Early Years Maths - Under Review
English - Under Review Science - Under Review
RE policy Sex and Relationships - Under Review
Phonics PSHC - Personal / Social Health and Citizenship - Under Review  
MFL policy - Under Review PE Policy including Getting Changed for PE
Art and Design Design and Technology
Geography History
Music Homework - Under Review