Oasis Academy Lister Park
Bradford, United Kingdom
About Oasis Academy Lister Park
Oasis Academy Lister Park is a 962-pupil coeducational secondary school and sixth form in Bradford, about a mile from the city centre. Previously known as the Challenge College, it is now named after Lister Park, an award-winning public park opposite the school. Initially a community school administered by Bradford City Council, it became an academy and was given its new name on September 1, 2013. The Oasis Trust sponsors the school, but it handles admissions in cooperation with the council. Oasis Academy Lister Park offers GCSEs and BTECs to pupils, while sixth form students can study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs.
Values and Vision
The school’s aim is to boost aspirations, help students reach their potential and promote a 'can do' culture. Its ethos is rooted in Christian values like respecting people’s freedom and beliefs, as well as working actively against discrimination and social exclusion. The academy wants to develop informed learners with confidence and a willingness to ask questions and solve problems. It believes this can be achieved through top-quality facilities, outstanding staff and partnership with parents.
“The principal’s dedicated leadership inspires trust and confidence and is having a significant impact on improving teaching and pupil outcomes. He is very well supported by members of the academy council and senior leaders. Staff morale is high. The vast majority of pupils welcome the good improvements that are evident in the school since the previous inspection. Pupils feel safe in the school. Senior pupils inn particular have a well-developed sense of right and wrong which they demonstrate well in their day-to-day behaviour. There are examples of strong teaching whichn enables pupils to make rapid progress. Members of the community are involved in and contribute well to the work of the school.”