Oasis Academy: Coulsdon
Croydon, United Kingdom
About Oasis Academy: Coulsdon
Oasis Academy Coulsdon is an 11-16 Academy located adjacent to Coulsdon Common on the edge of the village of Old Coulsdon in the borough of Croydon.
The Academy opened in September 2008, replacing Coulsdon High School and has benefitted from an impressive £18.7m rebuilding programme that was completed in November 2011. The multi-million project now includes a sports hall, studio and fitness suite, internet cafe, break-out learning spaces and quiet areas for independent study and one-to-one tuition. All learning zones are refurbished and equipped with the latest IT facilities and satellite-linked equipment. Standards of cleaning and maintenance are high. Likewise, reputation and standing of the school within the local and wider community has improved considerably.
The Academy was judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted in March 2011 and has been celebrated as one of the most improved schools in Croydon. It has seen steady improvement in results over recent years, in terms of both attainment and value-added measures. While it experienced a disappointing dip in raw GCSE results in summer 2014, value-added measures have continued to improve and the Academy is predicting in excess of 70% 5+ A*-C passes this coming summer.
The Academy’s purpose is to provide a rich and balanced educational environment – academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally for all our students. It is values-driven, has a strong family ethos and has worked hard to develop a warm and welcoming atmosphere, instilled as part of the culture. The Academy’s vision is to be truly outstanding. Expectations and aspirations are high for all and there is a real commitment to inclusion and transforming the lives of every learner and the communities that they represent. This is achieved through an integrated approach to academic progress and achievement and the character development of each student.
Oasis Academies are not just schools but community hubs that allow us to combine the impact of an Academy and other services to benefit the community in one integrated package. Oasis Academy Coulsdon is part of the Oasis Hub Coulsdon. As well as the Academy, the Hub is made up of Oasis Academy Byron, Byron Children's Centre and the brand new Oasis Church Coulsdon.
As well as benefitting the staff and student body, the new facilities allow a significant part of the building to be available for community use throughout the year.
Oasis Academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, which is a separate charity, but is part of the Oasis Global family. In 1985 Steve Chalke set up the Oasis Charitable Trust, now known as Oasis UK, in order to open a hostel for homeless young people. Oasis now delivers a wide variety of educational, healthcare and housing initiatives in the UK and across the globe.
Oasis works to transform communities by promoting inclusion and confronting injustice in the UK and overseas with the aim of bringing transformation – socially, spiritually, emotionally, educationally, physically and environmentally – helping people to live life to its fullest. Since 1985 Oasis has grown into an international family made of 10 country bases, with people serving across 5 continents.
Oasis Academy Coulsdon is a ‘good’ school and ‘is providing its students with a good quality of education…. The Academy is a caring environment in which students develop a clear sense of values and their behaviour is good”.- Ofsted, March 2011