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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Irlam and Cadishead Academy are judged GOOD by Ofsted. 



A full copy of the inspection report can be viewed here.

The report noted that:

  • There is a culture of “high expectations” and “calm atmosphere” at the school.
  • Students are “happy in this tight-knit school community” and enjoy “strong relationships” with staff.
  • There is a new “ambitious curriculum which is delivered effectively”.
  • Students are said to be achieving well, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) for whom staff “skillfully adapt learning to meet these pupils’ needs”.
  • There are “many opportunities” for students’ wider development including a “wealth of clubs on offer that cater for a wide range of pupils’ interests”.
  • Students are “successfully prepared for their next steps”, with “well-thought-out careers provision” to help them link their subject learning to future careers.


Parent View 

As well as reading our most recent Ofsted report, you might also be interested in sharing your views about the school using Parent View. Parent View is an online survey provided by Ofsted. It allows parents/carers to give their views about their child’s school.  Parents can complete the survey at any time. By ‘parents’, we mean any person with parental responsibility for a child at the school.

Ofsted Parent View is also the main way for parents to give their views to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.


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