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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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Keeping your child safe and happy is just as important to us as academic achievement.

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We look forward to welcoming Year 5 and Year 6 and their parents and carers from @CadisheadP to our first transition Open Evening of the year. Taking place this Wednesday 25 September between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. See you all very soon! 👍🏼 #WeAreICA #Transition #OpenEvening
Sat Sep 21 20:23

@wendy131uk Hi Wendy, Thanks for getting in touch & sorry for any confusion. Rest assured, we'll take your feedback on board & see what changes can be made. Have a great weekend, #TeamICA
Fri Sep 20 18:47

Reminder to all of our Year 11 it is @wvrcollege’s first Open Evening this October. Thank you to the @WVREngagement team for dropping by to support our students with college IAG this week! We hope to see you again soon! #Careers #NextSteps #CollegeLife
Fri Sep 20 11:29

We are seeking to appoint a hard working and well organised individual to join us as our new Exams Officer. Have you the skills and dedication required to ensure the efficient organisation and delivery of our internal and external examinations? Apply now:
Tue Sep 17 19:40


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