What Our Students Say

We asked some of our current Year 7 students how they have settled in so far to life at Irlam and Cadishead Accademy and what they would say to the current Year 6 students that are due to start in September, this is what they said...


How do you like life at Irlam and Cadishead Academy so far?

"I am really enjoying the lessons, I especially love French, PE & computing" 

"I am really happy at ICA, i really love the warm welcoming when you walk in the door"  

"I like that everyone is really helpful and if you get lost you can just ask one of the other students or a member of staff" 


Did you have any worries before you came here? If so how did you overcome these worries?

"I was really nervous before starting at ICA as i only had one from my primary school. As soon as I started i made lots of new friends really easily and most people are really friendly" 

"Yes i did. I soon found out that there is always a teacher you can talk to if you need help with anything or have any worries"

"One thing that worried me personally at the start of the Year 7 was getting lost because Irlam and Cadishead Academy is much bigger than my Primary School. I quickly adapted with the help of teachers, my form tutor (who is the best 🙂) and other students. I would advise Year 6 students not to worry about asking teachers or older students for help because everyone at the Academy is kind and helpful."


What would you like to tell the Year 6 students that are about to start ICA in September?

"I think that it is a fun place and you don't need to worry about the jump from primary school. I would just say to follow all the rules and just be happy." 

"Try your hardest, never give up you'll succeed." 

"I would like to say to Year 6 pupils that Irlam and Cadishead Academy is a great school with incredible teachers. The lessons are interesting, engaging and help to bring out the best in everyone." 

"To all the Year 6 students, when I came to Irlam and Cadishead Academy I fitted in right away. Please just remember that there is always reassurance and guide when transitioning, this might be a worrying time but remember teachers, students, form tutors will help every single step of the way." 


How did you become involved in "Education with Character" throughout Year 7?

"I joined the choir, the girls netball and football teams and i've really liked them because I get to spend time with my friends outside of school"

"When you find your character you just want to keep learning and you find what you enjoy" 

"I tried hard and tried different clubs to help build my character whilst getting my education" 

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