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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.

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.