Oasis Academy Enfield
Enfield, United Kingdom
About Oasis Academy Enfield
Oasis Academy Enfield opened in September 2007 as a new academy. Initially a group of portacabins and a pioneering spirit, the Academy moved into its £30 million purpose-built accommodation two years later on Innova Business Park, 10 minutes walk from Enfield Lock Station.
The Academy has enjoyed considerable success in its 11 year history. In 2018, Ofsted confirmed that we continue to be a good academy.
Academy leaders and staff share high expectations for all students
Students behave well, and treat each other and staff with respect
Safeguarding is a strength of the Academy, and staff are proactive at supporting the children to stay safe both in school and out
Students feel safe and happy in school. Parents support this view and are happy with the progress their children are making
We provide students with high quality teaching, which not only enables them to make to the best possible progress and achieve the highest grades, but also equips them with the skills, behaviour and character, which will help them be successful and make a positive contribution to their community.
The Sixth Form works in partnership with Oasis Academy Hadley, just under two miles away. The joint Sixth Form offer enables us to offer a wide range of courses and the highest standard of teaching and enrichment activities. Students travel by minibus between the two academies. We want all our students to gain the qualifications that enable them to move onto college, work, apprenticeships or university. Around 95% of our sixth form students progress to university with two thirds going to Russell Group and other leading universities following a wide range of courses from English, History to engineering, psychology and law.
We are committed to providing staff with high quality professional development. Masterclasses run by experienced colleagues focusing on academy priorities are available to all teachers. We hold middle and senior leadership courses run by Institute of Education at UCL open to all staff who want to develop their skills in their current role or look towards the next step in their career.
The induction of new staff is important. We have a tailored programme for staff in training, which is tailored to meet their needs. All new staff have an experienced mentor who will meet with them and support them as they settle into the Academy. In addition, NQT are also have an Induction Tutor who is responsible for supporting them in successfully completing their Induction year.
The Academy mainly serves the ethnically and economically diverse local communities of Enfield Lock and Enfield Island Village. A number of students travel from Ponders End, Edmonton and further afield to the Academy. The intake is mixed, some students live in the private housing close to the academy and others come from some of most deprived housing areas in the country. High numbers of students are eligible for pupil premium. There is a high proportion of students with English as an additional language (54%) with over 60 languages spoken. Turkish, Black Caribbean, Black African and White British are our biggest ethnic groups. Despite the challenges many of our students face in their day to day lives our students are ambitious and work hard, seeing education as the key to a successful future.
Oasis was established in 1985 and has grown into a group of charities working to deliver housing, training, youth work, health care, family support and primary, secondary and higher education. In the UK Oasis employs over 4000 staff as well as working with over 1000 volunteers. Oasis work in ten other countries around Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Our academy is twinned with projects in Uganda and Kyrgyzstan.
Oasis Community Learning is an education trust established in 2004 with the express purpose of transforming lives and communities through the development of Oasis Academies. There are over 50 academies each with their own character and identity and as one organisation are committed to share effective practice across the group. As a leading academy sponsor Oasis is a growing organisation which is committed to improving the life chances of children, young people and the communities they live in.
The Oasis Hub Enfield supports the work of the Academy providing integrated, high quality services that benefit the whole person and the whole community. This is achieved by bringing together the Oasis ethos and values, local and national resources and expertise, and working together in and with local partners. Enfield Hub’s work includes youth work, family support services, holiday activities, volunteering, community engagement, lettings as well as the Academy.
The Academy operates a totally inclusive admissions policy, accepting students irrespective of faith or ability. Our goal is to create an environment where students make very good progress, within an Academy, which values them as individuals.
Visit our website www.oasisacademyenfield.org