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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 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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us today Brian. Thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you very soon! #WeAreICA
Tue Sep 17 18:44

Everyone at @_ICAcademy1 wishes @IrlamFC the very best of luck for this Saturday’s #FACup second qualifying round. You’ve got this lads! 💪
Sun Sep 15 21:28

RT @shazlightfoot1: @_ICAcademy1 @DofE @Andy_OBrien1 Brilliant achievement, well done and thank you to the staff for giving their time up 👍
Sun Sep 15 21:10


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