Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Irlam and Cadishead Academy.

I am thrilled to welcome you to Irlam and Cadishead Academy. It is an honour and a privilege to be Principal at the school and to work alongside our dedicated staff, talented students and supportive community.

At our academy, we believe that every student has the potential to achieve great things. Through our ethos of 'Empowering Excellence, Expecting the Extraordinary’, we work hard to create a warm and aspirational culture which enables all students to thrive both academically and as individuals.

Our dedicated team of teachers and staff are committed to delivering a high-quality education to our young people, preparing them for success in an ever-changing world. We want to foster a love for learning, develop critical thinking skills and empower students to become lifelong learners.

We have an ambitious academic curriculum for all our students, alongside a varied and exciting extracurricular programme. The Aspire curriculum gives students the opportunity to take up leadership roles, participate in enrichment activities and trips as well as a fantastic range of after-school clubs. These support students’ character development and enable them to become well-rounded, responsible global citizens.

We are proud to be part of United Learning, a national group of schools with a number in the North-West of England, whose ethos of ‘the best in everyone’ we wholeheartedly share.

You can learn more about our programmes, initiatives and the wonderful opportunities on offer to our students at Irlam and Cadishead Academy on our website. If you are interested in a school place for your child, or have any questions about our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr C Leader

Principal at Irlam and Cadishead Academy


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