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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


Funding for Family Learning Courses for 2018/19

Our classes get funding from the government. The government makes rules about the people who can qualify for free classes.  Find out if you are eligible. 

Science at Irk Valley

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ESOL for parents

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Confident parent, confident child

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Manchester Communication Academy Community website


Within this website you will find information on all their activities, such as the popular Sports & Leisure and Adult Learning programme, which have over 1500 weekly participants. Other thriving projects include the MCA Holiday Programmes, Urban Crew and Once Upon A Time


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Sure Start Children's Centres

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Science Spectacular

FAC5 - Manchester Youth Zone


Manchester Youth Zone provides a unique safe place for young people aged from 6 – 19, up to 25 with additional needs, from across Manchester. With a wealth of sport and creative activities, MYZ currently welcomes almost 1,000 young people each week and we work to raise our members aspirations and equip them with the tools to increase their confidence, build positive relationships and add something back to their own community.


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Our Lady’s Sports Centre timetable


Please find attached our latest Community Timetable with lots to do for children, parents and staff! 


New Activities include:


  • New Tuesday night Zumba class from 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • New Saturday morning Junior Netball session Starting 15th September from 11-12pm


All the usual favourites including Yoga, Circuit Training, Badminton & Table Tennis continue!!


Other Club / Activity Info:


  • North Manchester Air Cadets - They meet Mondays & Wednesdays at Air Training Corps, 91 Longton Road, Blackley M9 6ND. They also hold monthly activities at Our Lady’s Sports Centre. Anyone wishing to join can get in touch with them on 0161 740 8442.
  • Looking to join a junior football team? We have numerous teams that train and play at the Sports Centre. 

Download the timetable below

Free activity for children aged 4-11


The wonderful Museum of Science and Industry are holding an exciting free family workshop activity after school on Tuesday 11 September 3.30-5pm at North City Library in Harpurhey. It is based around the picture book Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones and children will be devising a puppet-making activity around how engineer Izzy helps mend a crow's broken wing.

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Our Amazing Bee

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The children have designed and painted this beautiful bee as part of the Bee In The City project. Over 100 bees will be around Manchester this Summer as part of a free, family-fun trail. Each Bee has been designed by a different artist or group and we are very proud to 'bee' a part of this wonderful art project.

Our bee will be displayed outside North City Library all through the summer. In Autumn, our bee will be brought back to Irk Valley where it will have a permanent home.

Local Dentist

If you are looking for a dentist for your child in the local area, the following practice is currently taking on new NHS patients:

The Dental Practice

569 Cheetham Hill Road

Cheetham Hill


M8 9JE


0161 740 3000