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

  • Category 1 - children who are looked after by a local authority and children who were previously looked after by a local authority

  • Category 2 - children with exceptional medical/social needs

  • Category 3 - children with a sibling at the school

  • Category 4 - all other children

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

0161 245 7166 


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 Seymour Road 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.

At Seymour Road Academy we:

  • Understand that the quality of relationships and school climate are 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

Our school’s Behaviour policy document provides further details.

Please click the icon below to download a copy.
Behaviour Policy

Behaviour Policy




Learning at Wise Owl Trust

Click the links 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.



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Year Group Curriculum Overviews


Subject Overviews

For more information about our curriculum please contact:



Homework Plans


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Please contact the School Office if you require any of these policies in an alternative format.


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
4th June 2020
5th June 2020

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term 2020
Term Starts 2nd September 2020
Half Term 26th October - 30th October 2019
Term ends for Christmas 21st December 2020
Teacher Days 1st September 2020
Spring Term 2021
Term Starts 4th January 2021
Half Term 15th - 19th February 2021
Term ends for Easter 2nd April 2021
Summer Term 2021
Term Starts 19th April 2021
Bank Holiday 3rd May 2021
Half Term 21st May - 1st June 2021
Term ends for Summer Holidays 23rd July 2021
Teacher Days 6th May 2021
2nd June 2021
3rd June 2021
4th June 2021


Seymour Road 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):

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

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Sensory, Medical and Physical

Hearing impairment, visual impairment, epilepsy, Tourettes syndrome

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. They 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.

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Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy


Safeguarding Information for Parents & Children

Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet for Parents

Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet for Parents

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting

Home Alone Guide

Home Alone Guide

Safeguarding Leaflet for Children

Safeguarding Leaflet for Children

The Safeguarding Team
J. Dennis Principal/Designated Safeguarding Lead
L. DeCourcey Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Social Worker
A. Tatham Assistant Principal/Designated Safeguarding Team Member
R. Payne Assistant Principal/Designated Safeguarding Team Member
R. Fry Assistant Principal/Designated Safeguarding Team Member


Parent Voice

At Seymour Road 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

School Council Meeting Minutes


Head Boy and Girl




Junior Joes


Urban Crew



School Day

We recommend that children are in line for 8.50am. Children will be collected from the playground by their teachers. School officially starts at 8.55am 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 free breakfast club each morning from 8.15am. 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!








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 2017-18, our school attendance was 95.9%.

  • Attendance from beginning of the Academic Year 2018 (4th September 2018) until end of Spring Term 2 (5th April 2019) was 96%.

  • The winning class with highest attendance for Spring Term was Class 1AR with 98.3% attendance.

Summer Attendance Newsletter

Summer Attendance Newsletter



ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals and nursery fees. 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 and nursery fees 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:



School Dinners

Our school lunches are provided by Manchester Fayre and prepared and cooked from fresh produce on the premises everyday. We are committed to encouraging healthy eating.

At Seymour Road 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 these 'food stations':

·       Pasta point: from pasta bows and twirls to spaghetti or rice, served with various sauces.

·       Sandwich station: offering a range of bread rolls and wraps with a choice of tasty fillings.

·       Spud spot: jacket potatoes with a choice of hot and cold fillings.

·       Cook's choice: serving popular and traditional dishes like fish pie, curry and rice, and homemade pizzas.

·       The Burrito Bar: a nutritious hot sandwich meal designed for children to pick up, eat, and enjoy.

Take a look at our menu below.



Themed lunches 

At least once a month, we have a special, themed lunch to coincide with an event or occasion, like Chinese New Year, Manchester Day, or World Book Day. 


Our school’s Healthy Food policy document provides further details.

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Healthy Food Policy

Healthy Food Policy



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.

Child Friendly AIP

Child Friendly AIP


Letters home

Here you will find our most recent letters that we have sent home this half term.

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