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Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Irlam and Cadishead Academy, a £26 million state-of-the-art secondary school.

Our community offers an environment where students’ behaviour is impeccable; they treat each other and staff with real respect, have a genuine enjoyment of school and enjoy their learning. Irlam and Cadishead Academy has a relentless drive and determination to ensure the best possible education for students in our care, and that all our students Aspire, Work Hard and Achieve.

Our passion for learning and high expectations drive a culture of aspiration and ambition throughout the school. With our broad curriculum we offer students the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability and we support them to become caring and confident citizens of tomorrow. Through the cultivation of strong links with universities, local colleges, businesses and community groups we prepare our students for working life in the modern world.

Ms T Holdsworth - Principal

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We are proud to present the return of our successful Transition Coffee Mornings! Please contact the academy if you would like to secure a place on the first of many dates. See poster below for details. #WeAreICA @Andy_OBrien1 @fmccarron1
Wed Oct 16 21:19

RT @shazlightfoot1: Very impressed with their performance tonight, well done girls 👍 you have got a great coach though!…
Wed Oct 16 21:14

Excellent Year 7/Year 8 netball practice tonight!!! The year 7’s are now starting to give the Year 8 team a run for their money!! Keep up the excellent work everyone!! #skills #proud #educationwithcharacter @Andy_OBrien1 @fmccarron1
Wed Oct 16 21:00

Our newly launched half termly Irlam and Cadishead Calling Newsletter is now available online via our website: #WeAreICA ✍️
Wed Oct 16 19:16


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