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The admissions process for your child begins in Year 6 during the Autumn term.
You can view the Academy Admissions Policy for 2024-2025 HERE.
You can view the Academy Admissions Policy for 2025-2026 HERE.


Year 7 Admissions for September 2024/2025

The process begins at the beginning of the Autumn term when your child begins Year 6 at Primary School.

For detailed information about admissions/to apply - please click HERE.

For the Salford Admissions Booklet - please click HERE.


Deadline for Applications

The deadline for applications for secondary school places for September 2024 was 31st October 2023.

The deadline for applications for secondary school places for September 2025 is 31st October 2024.


Our partner primary schools are as follows:

Cadishead Primary School, Allotment Road, Cadishead Manchester M44 5JD

Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School, Fiddlers Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6QE

Irlam Endowed Primary School, Chapel Road, Irlam, Manchester M44 6EE

Irlam Primary School, Liverpool Road, Irlam, Manchester M44 6NA

Moorfield Primary School, Cutnook Lane, Irlam Manchester M44 6GX

St Joseph the Worker Primary School, Cutnook Lane, Salford M44 6GX

St Mary’s CE Primary School, Buckingham Road, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5HG

St Teresa’s RC Primary School, 5 Mcdonald Road Irlam, Manchester M44 5LH

Clarendon Road Community Primary School, Claredon Road, Eccles, Manchester M30 9BJ


The Right to Appeal

Parents/Carers are notified of the school where their child has been allocated a place in March. After the place allocation, if parents/carers wish to appeal they should contact The Schools Admission Team:

Address: Children’s Services, Second Floor, Unity House, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5AW

Telephone: 0161 909 6508


Introducing Students to the Academy

Before students start in September, they are invited to Irlam and Cadishead Academy for a two-day Induction Programme. This allows students to meet the Senior Leader for Year 7, Head of Year 7, their Form Teachers, and other key members of staff.

During the first half term, there is a ‘Settling In’ evening for Year 7 parents followed up with Parents’ Evenings and regular formal progress reports.


Mid-Term Admissions to Year 7-11

Application for places can only be made through the Salford Admissions Team – please telephone 0161 909 6508 to request a mid-term application form or click HERE. If a place is available, they will contact you. If the year group is full, you will be notified, and if you consent, you will be placed on our waiting list in accordance with the admissions criteria.

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