A welcome from our Principal

Welcome to our Academy website!  

Old Hall Drive Academy is a happy, vibrant two form entry academy in Gorton where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy and confident.  We ensure that the opportunities and skills that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future. 

Through our engaging and exciting RESPECT curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a love for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential. Through the RESPECT curriculum, we help and actively encourage our pupils to be resilient; show empathy; have self-awareness, be positive, show excellence; have good communication and to work as part of a team. 

At Old Hall Drive, we have a committed team who work hard to constantly improve to ensure we reach high standards in everything we do.  Our children are the stars of our school and very few visitors fail to comment on their politeness, enthusiasm and behaviour for learning.  This is further embedded through our relationships with parents as we firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school; the local community and the other schools within the Wise Owl Trust.

I personally feel very privileged and proud to lead their learning as they deserve the best that we can provide for them. 

I hope that you find our school website useful and informative. Please feel welcome to contact me if you need any further information or have ideas that you would like to share with us.
— Hayley Brooker - Principal


Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver a top quality education to all of our children across the Trust by tackling the barriers to learning and responding to contextual needs. We are committed to ensuring that our children are ready for the next stage in their life, equipping them with the necessary skills both academically and socially.

Our Trust will carefully grow maintaining it’s family ethos at the heart. Academies will maintain their autonomy at local level whilst taking advantage of the wider school improvement offer to build strong capacity from within. It is this model that will ensure future sustainability for individual academies and the family of schools as we grow.

We believe that successful learners are encouraged through; hands-on experience, independence and the application of Basic Skills through challenge. The main focus of our Trust is therefore learning both inside the classroom and beyond, combining knowledge, respect and aspirations.



Our Trust motto is TEAM and this underpins our aims and what we believe is important:

A Happy Academy

Old Hall Drive is a happy academy, where children learn in a caring environment and are all valued. 


Creative Learning

We aim to develop creative approaches to learning where children are engaged, excited and enthused about what they are learning and are going to learn.

Lessons for Life

At Old Hall Drive we want to foster a life long love of learning for its own sake and to help our pupils to become confident self disciplined individuals capable of playing a fruitful part in today’s society.



Our Values

The Wise Owl Trust is dedicated to the development of each child as an individual, and presenting them with the opportunities to succeed. We, as a Trust encourage our children to make the most of their strengths and embrace their areas for development, by developing confidence and a ‘can-do’ attitude.  We believe that every child, however challenging their circumstances and whatever their background, can achieve.

Our 7 Core Values are integral to the ethos of each of our Academies and help to shape the decisions we make:



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