Roundthorn Annual Report to Parents

Roundthorn Primary Academy is a popular and well respected school. We are a vibrant and inclusive community that ensures that every child is placed at the centre of every learning experience, and where we put great emphasis on achieving the highest standards possible.

We do this by offering a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum based on challenge, questioning and investigation that captures the children’s imagination, natural curiosity and desire to learn.

Our dedicated, hard-working and energetic staff provide the best education for all our children through a programme of innovative and adaptive teaching that addresses their individual needs and ensures aspirational and independent learners.

As a Rights Respecting school we aim to develop self disciplined individuals who care not only for themselves, but also for those around them and the environment as a whole. All our children are actively involved in learning that goes beyond the classroom. Forest School and outdoor learning empower our children to take risks, make informed choices , improve their self-esteem and explore the world around them .

We believe in the importance of working in partnership with parents for the benefit of our children and their futures through home learning and effective communication.

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We are all excited about the future and look forward to building on our strengths, maximising opportunities for all, and enabling our community to develop a lifelong love of learning.

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List of services and activities available in Oldham for Children and Adults

Young Minds


Mental Heard ORG

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Ability Thai Boxing

Mahdlo Youth Zone,

Egerton Street, Oldham



From 13 to 25 years old0161 770 4864 or 0161 770 3676A weekly fitness session£2.50
Ability Wheelz Cycling Centre

Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Greater Manchester



From 5 to 11 years oldKevin Lanham


Tuesday 10am – 3pm, Wednesday 10am -3pm, Friday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm, Wednesday Evening Sessions available 3pm – 7pm throughout the summer.
Adventure Based Learning

1 Tanner’s Mill, Greenfield, Oldham



From 7 to 70 years oldMark Hilton

0145 787 1617

Varies (sometimes free).
AJ Academy

839 Moston Lane, Moston,Manchester, M40 5RT

AJ’s Academy is an exceptionally different, independent service for adults with learning difficulties/disabilities. We are a professionally trained and competent service providing individuals with an excellent array of activities and opportunities. Our service is stimulating, challenging and exciting, but most of all fun!


Kimberley Heaton, Manager, 01612226011



Open Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:30am – 3:30pm
Alexandra Junior Parkrun

Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham



From 4 to 14 years oldEvery Sunday at 9.00am

All Nations Church OL1 3SE.

Contact Jonathon Griffiths Barnes 07977075998


Monday Social Club 11am-3pmCost £15 incl 2 course lunch and activities.


Ambitions Disco

Three Crowns Pub, 1-3 Manchester Street


Wide range of individuals attend with varying needs, individuals with complex needs would require support to maintain their safety and wellbeing.


From 18 to 70 years oldJonathan Griffiths-Barnes

Thursday’s 6-10pm, Sunday’s 12 noon-4pmSmall cost per week – contact Ambitions for details


Autism Friendly Cinema ScreeningsCineworld




All times, dates, contact details, films and cinema locations can be checked on the dimensions websiteDiscounted Cinema Card for Carer to go FREE.
Autism Friendly Monthly Activities at Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester

M13 9PL


5 – 16 yearsVictoria Grant

0161 306 1779

FREE activity

Parent/carer must stay, siblings are also welcome

Autism Youth Club

New Bridge School, Roman Road, Hollinwood




Children and young people under 260161 770 8614 (Monday and Thursday only)

Open Monday’s and Thursday’s 6pm to 8.15pm Open all year apart from Bank Holiday and Christmas period
Barrier Breakers

Youth Council Offices

Room 222, The Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham



From 11 to 21 years oldDayna Brannick

0161 770 4288 0161 770 3116

Monday evenings 6pm to 8pm
Blue Badge Department

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham



over 18Jane Hanna

0161 770 4242

Caremark Oldham – Social Activities

Unit 7a – Ground Floor, County End Business Centre, Jackson Street, Springhead, Oldham



Any ageCarol Liaster

0161 627 0891

Cerebral Palsy Football (Chaddy Park Juniors)

Oldham Academy North, Broadway, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5BF

From 3 to 16 years’s 10am to 12pm (every two weeks)
Choice Support & Transport

Viking House

449 Middleton Road, OL9 9LB


over 18Contact Keith – 07944 810 883 or 0161 628 0477

DIY Lego

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DZ


From 5 to 12 years oldDebbie

0161 770 4786

Extreme Air Oldham

Unit 1 B, Alexandra Retail Park, Park Road, Oldham, OL8 1DB

Any age0161 622 3733

Evening, Afternoon, Morning
Funky Fitness and Fun

Boarshurst Bandclub

Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield, OL3 7EW


Supports individuals with LD, Autism and some physical disabilities.  Support provided includes fitness sessions, healthy eating, and personal safety awareness and craft activities.

over 18Carita Smith 07706 709 492

9.30am – 3.30pm every Tuesday and FridayCost around £45 per day



Social club based at Rock St Resource centre

Social group individuals with LD, autism and other needs.

Weds eve 7pm-9pmNominal cost per week


Heathbank (Scope)

Day provision for individuals with complex physical and learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs


£45 per day including freshly prepared lunch


Heyside FC – Ability Counts and Disability Football Mash Up Sessions

Crompton House School

Rochdale Road, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7HS


10 upwardsMark Senior

0776 495 328

Holiday Homes Trust

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW

Any age020 8433 7290 or 020 8433 7291

Hydrotherapy Outreach Service

Bridge College

Openshaw Campus, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M11 2GR


Any ageKarien Van Elk

45 minutes slots are available: 3.30pm, 4.15pm and 5.00pm
JIGSAW Youth Club

The Honeywell Centre

Hadfield Street, Oldham, Hathershaw, OL8 3BP


From 5 to 11 years oldMartin Vose

0161 785 5176

Monday, 6-8pm
Link Centre Social Groups in conjunction with Oldham Disability Art Forum

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham


over 16Myra Wyers

0161 626 5303 or 0161 770 4786

Mahdlo Youth Zone

Mahdlo Youth Zone

Egerton Street, Oldham



From 8 to 19 years old, or 25 with a disabilityAmy Taylor

0161 624 0111

Open 7 days a week. A range of sessions are available through the week
New Bridge Horizons

New Bridge Horizons

1 Medtia Square, Phoenix Street, Oldham, OL1 1AN


Post 19 provision provide by New Bridge Group, available for individuals with a wide range of needs from 19-25.  Individuals have opportunity to access community and activities within the base.  Timetable available on request.

From 19 to 25 years oldJohn Holland

0161 883 2403

Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm The service is open 50 weeks a yearStarts at £52.50 per day for 6 hrs, additional cost for 1-1, feeding and personal care support


Oldham Active

Various locations

Any age0161 207 7000

Oldham Phab Club

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham

Oldham Phab Club


Any ageplease contact Link for details


There is a small Charge

based at Millennium Centre.

Support for individuals with LD and other needs.  Very flexible services “My day, My way”.  Opportunities to access crafts, IT, cooking, films, access to community and other activities.  Additional groups also run some evenings and advocacy is available if needed.


Contact Cath Rafferty 0161 633 5544


Cost £55 per day. 27.50 per half day or £9.00 per hour


Pathways to Opportunities

3 Bentley St Chadderton.  Behind Chadderton Town Hall.


Support individuals with LD, Autism, complex physical needs, and offer support in community as well as from base.  Individuals have opportunity to access activities in the base eg computers, music sessions, crafts, cooking.  Also accessing local community swimming, leisure activities and shopping.

0161 652 6466 contact Lila or Vicki.


Service open 7 days a week


Cost from £50 per day dependent on level of need, 1-1 support 15.00 ph



Pure Innovations

Boathouse Café

Individuals with an LD or autism.  Individuals have an opportunity to explore all aspects of working in a café including snack and drink preparation, stock rotation and ordering, customer services, cleaning and health and safety tasks.  Support provided as required to meet needs.  Individuals also have the opportunity to access other provisions within Pure Innovations Group.

0161 628 8224    Joe Williams 07703 887 466


Cost £44 per day 1-1 13.50 ph


Pure Innovations (Middleton)

Wide range of activities and opportunities in local area including luncheon clubs, community shops, social activities etc.


Contact Diane Barnes  0161 643 8146


Cost £44.00 per day


Selecta Day Service for Vulnerable Adults

The Canon George Community Hall

Chapel Road, Hollinwood, Oldham OL8 4QQ


Selecta is staffed by highly skilled and experienced staff with language skills in Pushto/Urdu and Punjabi. Mrs Shagufta Khan 07866791238


Tuesday to Friday 9am to 3pm Female only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mixed male and female group on Tuesdays.Cost £45 per day or £10 per hour


Shaw Centre in Harpurhey Manchester

Day provision, access to local community and various activities.  Cost of activities and lunch paid via personal finances.


Nicola Whitehead


Cost of £29 per day plus activities and lunch at nominal cost, visits welcome and trial day available on request.
The Terence O’Grady Club (For Adults with a Learning Disability)

St Anne’s ARLFC

Higginshaw Road




Social club for adults with a Learning Disability

over 16Phill Webber

0161 620 7986 or 07972501837

Leader Carole Kindon – 07780778810 Evening/Weekend Leader Carol Stacey – 07989423597 Evening/Weekend

Tuesday evenings from 19.00 to 21.00Nominal cost per week


Transport For Sick Children

Suite 338 SBIC

Broadstone Mill

Broadstone Road




Children under 18Anna Burns

0161 443 4122

Evening, Afternoon, Morning
V.I. Bees


Any ageRuth Walmsley

07780 466 410

Vestacare Oakdene Day Centre

1067 Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester

M9 8AJ


18 to 45 yearsDianne Newell

0161 220 5840

Visual Impaired Youth Group

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham

From 11 to 18 years oldKeryn Green

0161 770 3110

Waves – Slaithwaite

Day provision with wide range of activities including work experience, basic skills, independence skills and a variety of social activities.


Contact Rachel Essen   01484 769 734





Wellbeing Service–

various work based projects across area

Grassroots Failsworth –

Allotments. Chadderton Park Garden Centre – woodwork, gardening, crafts etc. Support provided to a individuals with LD, autism and physical care needs Work based activity to work on employment skills and team work,  Individuals have opportunity to work alongside others on practical skills.

£43.05 per day, £25.00 half day


Wheelchair Football

New Bridge School

Roman Road




From 7 to 18 years old0161 883 2401

Youth Council Champions

Oldham Youth Council Offices

Room 222, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham



11 – 21 yearsChris Lewis

Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm