Welcome to Irlam and Cadishead Academy

Empowering Excellence, Expecting the Extraordinary

Moving to Secondary School is a big step. 

At Irlam and Cadishead Academy, we aspire to give each student the best possible start in secondary education. To help you with a smooth and positive transition, we will do as much as we can to make sure each student feels confident and ready to join our school. We look forward to working with you over the next five years and 

Our values of Respect, Enthusiasm, Ambition, and Determination sit at the heart of our Academy community, and we believe that all our students can succeed with the right support.  We strive for excellence and deliver this through setting high standards of academic achievement At Irlam and Cadishead Academy, we are a school community that celebrates inclusivity, ambition, and aspirational

For parents, we offer daytime tours of the Academy and information events where you can speak to staff directly and find out everything you need to know before September. For more information, please contact me at or

To Join Irlam and Cadishead Academy today, Click Here


Kindest regards

Mrs J Sweeney - Assistant Principal

Our Transition Team





Mrs Sweeney

Associate Assistant Principal (Designated Safeguarding Lead & Transition Lead)

Mrs Davies 

Head of Year 7



Year 4 to Year 7 Transition Programme

ICA Pathway Booklet

Year 4 to Year 7 Transition Programme

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