Irlam and Cadishead College

Salford, United Kingdom

Location: Salford, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Irlam and Cadishead College

Irlam and Cadishead College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-16 community comprehensive, situated in Irlam in the Salford district, near Manchester. There are 670 students on the school roll. 

A new state-of-the-art college was opened in September 2011, providing: a dedicated Learning Resource Centre; two Drama and Music Suites, practice rooms and editing studio; a range of ICT rooms; five Science Laboratories and learning zones; community use Sports Hall, full size flood lit artificial surface and movement studio, and extensive playing fields.


Mrs L Foley

Values and vision

Irlam and Cadishead College has a ‘No Excuses’ ethos and expectation for all to ‘Aspire, Work Hard and Achieve’. It is committed to ensuring that students reach their full potential and that they are safe, happy and learning. The college’s ethos is underpinned by the Salford Academy Trust’s mission to ‘provide outstanding, life improving education for our young people and communities’.

Irlam and Cadishead College aims to provide a commitment to developing scholarly habits and raising standards, and a caring, learning environment in which students have a right to learn and a responsibility to work hard. They want to deliver a personalised approach to learning where students’ talent, skills and abilities are recognised, and a curriculum that is broad, balanced and promotes life-long learning.


“The executive headteacher and head of school have a clear idea of the college’s strengths and weaknesses and have begun to create a positive climate for improvement. As a result, staff have been receptive to the changes made in recent weeks and morale is rising. Advice, information and guidance offered to students are effective and ensured that last year no students left the college without a place in education, employment or training.”

View Irlam and Cadishead College’s latest Ofsted report 

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Address: Station Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5ZR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 9212100