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The admissions process for your child begins in Year 6 during the Autumn term. You can view the Academy Admissions Policy HERE.


Year 7 Admissions for September 2023/2024

The process begins at the beginning of the Autumn term when your child begins Year 6 at Primary School.
For detailed information about admissions - please click HERE.
For the Salford Admissions Booklet - please click HERE.

The Deadline for Applications

The deadline for applications for secondary school places for September 2023 is 31 October 2022.

Our partner primary schools are as follows:

Cadishead Primary School, Allotment Road, Cadishead Manchester M44 5JD
Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School, Fiddlers Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6QE
Irlam Endowed Primary School, Chapel Road, Irlam, Manchester M44 6EE
Irlam Primary School, Liverpool Road, Irlam, Manchester M44 6NA
Moorfield Primary School, Cutnook Lane, Irlam Manchester M44 6GX
St Joseph the Worker Primary School, Cutnook Lane, Salford M44 6GX
St Mary’s CE Primary School, Buckingham Road, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5HG
St Teresa’s RC Primary School, 5 Mcdonald Road Irlam, Manchester M44 5LH
Clarendon Road Community Primary School, Claredon Road, Eccles, Manchester M30 9BJ


The Right to Appeal

Parents/Carers are notified of the school where their child has been allocated a place in March. After the place allocation, if parents/carers wish to appeal they should contact The Schools Admission Team:
Address: Children’s Services, Second Floor, Unity House, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5AW
Telephone: 0161 909 6508

Introducing Students to the Academy

Before students start in September, they are invited to Irlam and Cadishead Academy for a two-day Induction Programme. This gives students the opportunity to meet the Senior Leader for Year 7, Head of Year 7, their Form Teachers and other key members of staff.
During the first half term there is a ‘Settling In’ evening for Year 7 followed up with Parents’ Evenings and regular formal progress reports.

Mid-term Admissions to Year 7-11

Application for places can only be made through the Salford Admissions Team – please telephone 0161 909 6508 to request a mid-term application form or click HERE. If a place is available, they will contact you. If the year group is full, you will be notified, and if you consent, you will be placed on our waiting list in accordance with the admissions criteria.

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