Here you can find out most frequently asked questions from current and prospective parents/carers.
If the answer to your question isn't on our website or on this list, please feel free to contact us, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
- What can/can't my child bring to school?
- How do I pay for school lunches?
- What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?
- Are Oasis Academies faith schools?
- Who funds academies?
- What is an academy?
- What do I do if my child is sick?
- Can my child wear jewellery and accessories?
- Does my child have to wear school uniform?
- How can I get hold of my child's class teacher?
We do not allow children to bring toys, games or mobile phones with them to the academy. Such items will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. We do, however, recognise that some parents will wish for their children to have moblile phones on their way to and from school. In such cases pupils can bring their phone into school but it must be deposited at the main office on arrival.
Academy lunches are paid for at the office. Please use a marked envelope for the money. Free Academy meals are available to those families in receipt of Child Tax Credit, Job Seekers’ Allowance or Income Support. Please bring proof of your entitlement to the Academy office, where the relevant paperwork can be completed.
Staff and students of all faiths are welcome to be part of each Oasis Academy and faith is not a factor in the admissions criteria for the school. The academies are 'schools of religious character' in order to enable Oasis' ethos of inclusion, which is grounded on the Christian faith, to be prominent in the school's character.
Academies are publicly funded independent schools. The majority of the funding comes direct from central government. The Education Funding Agency (formerly the YPLA) will fund the annual running costs of the academies via a grant each academic year. The sponsor has responsibility for the day to day running of the academy. Oasis academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, an exempt charity.