Appeals against a refusal to admit a child should be made to the Local Education Authority:

School Admissions Team

Integrated Admissions
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532
Town Hall Extension
M60 2LA 

The school has adopted the Local Education Authorities Admission Policy. Places in our school are allocated on the following basis:

  • Severe social or medical needs.

  • Siblings already in the school.

  • Straight line distance from home to school.



Please note:

The fact that your child may have been offered a place in the Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in the school – This is subject to availability.

For further guidance, click below to download the admissions policy and appeals timetable.


Academy Improvement Plan

Our Child Friendly Academy Improvement Plan details the measures we are taking to ensure that or school provides the best possible learning environment for our pupils.

Please click the icon below to download a copy.


It is important that our children are in school so that we can teach them! The education of our children is paramount.

If your child is absent please contact the school office on the first day of absence. It is important that holidays and appointments are made outside of school hours.

We are pleased to say that last year 2017 -2018, our school attendance was 96% which was within 0.5% of the national average.


September 2019 Attendance Letter

September 2019 Attendance Letter



At Old Hall Drive Academy we:

  • Understand that the quality of relationships and school climate area absolutely critical to successful student learning
  • Seek to establish strong meaning and connection for students, families and staff in social and academic contexts
  • Implement principles of mutual respect and encouragement
  • Focus on long term solutions at individual, class and school wide Level
  • View mistakes as opportunities to learn and misbehaviour as opportunities to practice critical life skills

At Old Hall Drive Academy, children become part of a friendly cooperative environment where there is an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Every child is made to feel they have a vitally important role to play in the life of the school where their achievements are recognised and acknowledged.


Our school’s Behaviour policy document provides further details.

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British Values

Schools are required to provide for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Part of this requirement means that they actively promote the fundamental British Values. The fundamental British Values are defined as:

·          Democracy

·          The Rule of Law

·          Individual Liberty

·          Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs.

Guide to British Values

Guide to British Values







Learning at Wise Owl Trust

Click the link below to find out more about how we approach learning to ensure that our children are provided with the skills that they need to be successful both in school and beyond.

Click to read online

Click to read online

Click to download Wise Owl Trust Respect Curriculum Brochure

Click to download Wise Owl Trust Respect Curriculum Brochure



Click an icon below to view / download an overview document.

Year Group Curriculum Overviews


Subject Overviews

For more information about our curriculum please contact:



Holiday Dates


Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Autumn Term 2019
Term Starts 3rd September 2019
Half Term 28th October - 1st November 2019
Term ends for Christmas 20th December 2019
Teacher Days 2nd September 2019
Spring Term 2020
Term Starts 7th January 2020
Half Term 17th - 21st February 2020
Term ends for Easter 3rd April 2020
Teacher Days 6th January 2020
Summer Term 2020
Term Starts 20th April 2020
Bank Holiday Change (VE Day) 8th May 2020
Half Term 25th May - 5th June 2020
Term ends for Summer Holidays 23rd July 2020
Teacher Days 7th May 2020

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term 2020
Term Starts 2nd September 2020
Half Term 26th - 30th October 2020
Term ends for Christmas 21st December 2020
Teacher Days 1st September 2020 6th May 2021
Spring Term 2021
Term Starts 4th January 2021
Half Term 15th - 19th February 2021
Term ends for Easter 2nd April 2021
Teacher Days 2nd June 2021
3rd June 2021
4th June 2021
Summer Term 2021
Term Starts 19th April 2021
Half Term 21st May - 1st June 2021
Term ends for Summer Holidays 23rd July 2021


Homework Plans




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Parent Pay

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals. It is simple, safe and convenient to use.

You simply top-up your ParentPay account online by debit or credit card, or in cash through PayPoint in over 30,000 stores across the UK. Just ask your school for more information.Your ParentPay balance can be used immediately to pay for your children’s meals at any school.

To start using ParentPay, please come into the school office to receive your activation code.


Login to your Parent Pay account by clicking the icon below:



Parent Questionnaire and Feedback

the Leadership Team and Governors would like to know about the efforts made by school to help you feel welcome as a partner in planning your child’s education. We would really appreciate it if you could take the time to complete the questionnaire attached and return it to school before Friday 28thSeptember 2018.

Parent Questionnaire and Feedback

Parent Questionnaire and Feedback


Parent Voice

At Old Hall Drive Academy, we aim to build strong links with our parents and the wider community. We value all feedback from parents as it helps us to develop and continually improve the outcomes for our children. 



Phonics for Parents



Pupil Voice


School Council


Junior Joes


Playground Mediators



Reception Start of Day Procedures

We have reviewed our start of day procedures for the children in Reception

Reception Start of Day Procedurea

Reception Start of Day Procedurea



The Education Act 2002 places a duty on schools to have arrangements in place to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and follow statutory guidance. Governing Bodies must have someone who understands the requirements of the safeguarding guidance and legislation.

At Old Hall Drive we are committed to ensuring the safety of all of our children with rigorous policies and procedures in place.

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A voice for your students

Tootoot gives students a safe voice to be able to report incidents of bullying, cyber bullying, racism, extremism, radicalisation, sexism, mental health and self harm directly to their place of learning. Tootoot gives students an alternative way to disclose their concerns when they are unable to do so face-to-face.

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Every Childhood is Worth Fighting For

NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

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Child Exploitation and Online Protection

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers.

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The Safeguarding Team
H. Brooker Principal/Designated Safeguarding Lead
J. Turner Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Family Worker
C. Ross Designated Safeguarding Team Member / SENDCO
D. Hughes Designated Safeguarding Team Member / Attendance Lead
A. Hatton Designated Safeguarding Team Member
C. Manock Assistant Principal / Designated Safeguarding Team Member
J. Pritchard Assistant Principal / Designated Safeguarding Team Member
P. Roberts Assistant Principal / Designated Safeguarding Team Member


SATs: A guide for parents & carers



School Day

We recommend that children are in line for 8.40am. Children will be collected from the playground by their teachers. School officially starts at 8.50am and after this time, children will be recorded as late and given a code L.

School finishes at 3.15pm.

School lunches are staggered between the times 11.30am and 1.30pm.

We have a breakfast club each morning from 8.00am. This is a good time to ensure that our children have a warm breakfast to prepare them for the day, socialise with other children from different year groups, take part in team games and finish their homework with the support of staff!

Across the academy we also have a wide range of after school clubs that take place, make sure you keep up to date with our newsletters and calendar! 



Internal Awards

School Dinners

Our school lunches are prepared and cooked from fresh produce on the premises every day. We are committed to encouraging healthy eating. 

At Old Hall Academy, the cost of school lunches is £11.25 per week. Universal Free School Meals were introduced in September 2014. Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are now entitled to a free school lunch. Anyone who is entitled to free school meals MUST still apply for them as the Government is only paying for meals where there isn’t an entitlement to free school meals. 

Your child can choose a main meal and a dessert from one of the 'food stations'.

View Menu

View Menu

Healthy Eating Policy

Healthy Eating Policy




Old Hall Drive Academy caters for children from 3 – 11 years old.  We are inclusive and aim to meet all children’s needs and support their development in the most appropriate way to ensure they reach their full potential.  We provide additional support for children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Sensory, Medical and Physical

Hearing impairment, visual impairment, epilepsy, Tourettes syndrome

Cognition and Learning

Moderate learning difficulties; specific learning difficulties, eg. dyslexia /dyspraxia

Communication and Interaction

Autistic spectrum condition, Asperger’s syndrome and speech and language difficulties

SEND Policy Document

SEND Policy Document

SEND Information Report

SEND Information Report



All pupils are given a school jumper and school bag at the beginning of each academic year.

The school uniform consists of a royal blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan, grey trousers or skirt and a white shirt or polo shirt.


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