Step Up to Irlam and Cadishead Academy

Irlam and Cadishead Academy’s exciting and innovative transition programme is designed to include a variety of events in order to support students in the transition move from primary school to secondary school.

Our primary transition ethos reflects a holistic approach to supporting students through a significant life change, emphasizing continuity, care, guidance and support to eliminate fears and worries ahead of the transition experience. By focusing on these aspects of transition, Irlam and Cadishead Academy demonstrates a commitment to supporting students through this significant educational journey. We strive for excellence and deliver this through setting high standards of academic achievement.

We are pleased to offer extra transition days to vulnerable students who have been identified by their current Primary and the Inclusions team. This ensures that these vulnerable students have the extra support they require to make the transition to secondary school successful.

If you would like to discuss this further or if you have any questions, please contact the Transition team via our dedicated email address

Next Steps for Class of 2029


Save the Date!

Starting in September 2024?  We have lots of events for you and your child to visit the school and learn more about life at ICA:


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Explore our website to find out more about life at Irlam and Cadishead Academy.  Our September Ready booklet is jam-packed with all the information you and your child will need to hit the ground running in September!



Step Up Programme

Step Up to ICA Booklet

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