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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

‘Welcome to our valley. We are proud to grow here together’

Transition to High School

Is your child in Year 6? Do you want to know how to apply for high school places? See the link below:

High Schools 

Irk Valley feeds into a range of high schools. These include:

  • Abraham Moss;
  • Coop Academy Manchester;
  • Coop Academy North Manchester;
  • MCA;
  • Eden Boys;
  • Eden Girls;
  • Our Lady's;
  • Bury Grammar;
  • Stretford Grammar;
  • Trinity;
  • Prestwich Arts College.

YEAR 6 | What can you find out about your high school?

When you find out which high school you are going to, try and answer these questions. 

  • How many pupils attend?
  • Where is the high school?
  • How long does it take to get there from my house?
  • What is the uniform like?
  • What are the start and end times of the day?
  • What clubs are there?
  • What different subjects will I study in Year 7?
  • How do they organise form groups?
  • What sports do they teach?
  • What languages do they teach?
  • What are their trips?
  • Do they go on residential?
  • Who is the head teacher?


What other questions do you have? Can you use the high school website to find the answers out? 


How do you feel?

How do you feel about going to high school?

Excited? Eager? Nervous? Determined? Intrigued? Worried? A mixture of feelings? 

Share how you feel about going to high school with family, friends and your teachers. 

If you are worried about going to high school, talk to your class teacher, and to your family.