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

School Admissions Team

1st Floor
Overseas House
Quay Street

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.



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.




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.

Please click the icon below to download a copy.




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:



Homework Plans



School Newsletters

Click on the links below to view and download recent newsletters:

Child AIP

Letterhead communication letter

Letterhead homework policy

Welcome Back Letter on letterhead Jan 18


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Holiday Dates


Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Autumn Term 2017
Term Starts 5th September
Half Term 21st - 29th October
Term ends for Christmas 21st December
Teacher Days 22nd December
Spring Term 2018
Term Starts 4th January
Half Term 10th - 17th February
Term ends for Easter 29th March
Teacher Days 2nd + 3rd January
Summer Term 2018
Term Starts 12th April
Bank Holiday 7th May
Half Term 26th May -
10th June
Term ends for Summer Holidays 20th July
Teacher Days 23rd July

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Autumn Term 2018
Term Starts 04 / 09 / 2018
Half Term 19-29 / 10 / 2018
Term ends for Christmas 20 / 12 / 2018
Teacher Days 03 / 09 / 2018
Spring Term 2019
Term Starts 03 / 01 / 2019
Half Term 15-25 / 02 / 2019
Term ends for Easter 05 / 04 / 2019
Teacher Days 02 / 01 / 2019
Summer Term 2019
Term Starts 23 / 04 / 2019
Bank Holiday 06 / 05 / 2019
Half Term 24 / 05 -
10 / 06 / 2019
Term ends for Summer Holidays 24 / 07 / 2019
Teacher Days 02 / 05 / 2019
06 / 06 / 2019
07 / 06 / 2019



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



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 Seymour Road 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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Our school’s Safeguarding policy document provides further details.

Please click the icon below to download a copy.
The Safeguarding Team
H. Brooker Principal/Designated Safeguarding Lead
J. Turner Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Family Worker
V. Byrne Designated Safeguarding Team Member / SENDCO
D. Hughes Designated Safeguarding Team Member / Attendance Lead
A. Hatton Designated Safeguarding Team Member
C. Manock Designated Safeguarding Team Member
J. Pritchard Designated Safeguarding Team Member
P. Roberts Designated Safeguarding Team Member

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. 



Pupil Voice


School Council


Junior Joes



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! 




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

Children are expected to have at least 95% attendance. We have some children with 100% attendance, and this is celebrated within school.

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 2016 -2017, our school attendance was 96% which was within 0.5% of the national average.



Parent Pay

We will be introducing an online payment service from Thursday 4th January 2018.  This will mean that school meal payments and other payments, will be made using Parentpay.  This app is quick and easy to use and will give you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like.  You will shortly receive a flyer giving you more information and explaining how it will work; please do not hesitate to contact school if you need any further information.


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



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'.

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Healthy Eating Policy

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