Oasis Community Learning to open new free schools in Bristol and Oldham

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the latest wave of approved free school applications, and Oasis Community Learning has been successful in all three of their free school bids, to serve the communities of Bristol and Oldham.

Commenting on the announcement, Oasis Community Learning CEO John Murphy says: “We are thrilled that the Department for Education has endorsed our vision for our proposed three free schools that will build on our existing provision of exceptional education at the heart of Bristol and Oldham.”

“As a trust, we are ruthlessly committed to the progress of every child, and we are passionate about the importance of inclusion – raising the bar for every student and closing the attainment gap for the disadvantaged.  Each of these academies, in different ways, will deliver this mission to the communities that they will serve.”

“In the exciting Temple Quarter development in Bristol, our students will engage with local businesses to develop career-orientated skills.  In South Bristol, our new Academy will benefit from a partnership with the existing Oasis Academy John Williams under the inspirational leadership of Executive Principal Vicky Boomer.”

“And in Oldham, our new Academy will follow in the footsteps of the existing Oasis Academy Oldham as a place of learning that has the highest aspirations for, and expectations of, every student.  As with every Oasis school, we will prioritise serving not only our young people but their local community through our Hub, providing facilities and services for the benefit of everyone.”

“Oasis has the vision, the capacity and the dedication to make each of these academies exceptional, enabling every child to make progress and flourish.  Following today’s announcement we now look forward to beginning a process of engagement with the communities that the schools will serve – it is only by listening and partnering them that we can ensure they develop into the exceptional academies that they deserve.”  

Oasis Academy Oldham