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Who We Are

We are one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in England.

We were established in 2004 with a vision to create "Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community" and have since grown into a family of 49 Academies.

We currently serve over 25,000 young people, 50% of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds and 31% speak English as an additional language.

We are determined to raise the educational bar for all our students and to close the educational gap that exists between disadvantaged students and their more privileged counterparts. 

Our Academies are in four main regions of England, providing either primary, secondary or all-through education.

Our strong ethos is integral to our educational provision – it is an expression of our character, a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all that we do.

We are committed to a model of:

Inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope and perseverance and this permeates all aspects of the life and culture of each Academy and the organisation as a whole. 

We operate as a family of Academies in all our regions. We believe in community and aspire to build a community hub within which each Academy or family of Academies sits. Our Hub teams facilitate access to a range of services such as adult learning schemes, healthy living advice and activities, sports facilities and out-of-hours youth activities.

Each Academy  also benefits from being part of a Regional Improvement Network and Academies work closely their regional Oasis colleagues to share best practice and drive improvement.

Meet Our Leaders

Oasis Charitable Trust 

Founder of Oasis

Steve Chalke, MBE

Oasis Group CEO

Joy Madeiros

Oasis was established in 1985 by Steve Chalke, and has now grown into a large group of charities working to deliver housing, training, youthwork, healthcare, family support and education (Oasis Community Learning) within the local communities. 

Oasis Community Learning National Team 

Chief Executive Officer

John Murphy

Executive Assistant to CEO

Angela Lusk

Chief Operating Officer

John Barneby

National Director (Primary)

Chris Chamberlain

National Director (Secondary)

Graham Tuck

National Head of Data

Amanda Craxton

Regional Directors

London & the South East

Kirstie Fulthorpe

South West

Matt Butler


Paul Tarry

North (Primary)

Philip Beaumont

North (Secondary)

Rachel Jones


To view the Oasis Community Learning board, click here.