School inspectors Ofsted have given one of the highest achieving secondary schools in Croydon their seal of approval.
Inspectors visited Oasis Academy Coulsdon in July and have today published their report full of praise for the staff and students at the secondary school. Highlights from the inspection include:
• “Pupils are polite and well-mannered and engage positively with adults. They particularly enjoy the ‘family’ atmosphere of the school and feel well supported and cared for.”
• “Parents who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire are positive about the school – ‘My child is flourishing’ is typical of the majority of responses.”
• “Staff are overwhelmingly supportive of the Principal and are proud to be members of the school community.”
The Academy’s determination to improve impressed school inspectors; staff report that their development and training is a priority that subsequently drives up pupil progress and attainment.
Ofsted also praised the Oasis Community Learning multi-academy trust for their work to advise and challenge the Academy to improve.
Commenting on the report, Principal of Oasis Academy Coulsdon Andy Booth says, “We are grateful to Ofsted for their visit in July, which accurately reflects what our staff, students and parents know – this is a Good school that is dedicated to supporting our young people to achieve their very best.”
“I am also thankful to all of our teachers and support staff who come to the Academy each day, committed to developing their practice so that our students can make even greater progress.”
Kirstie Fulthorpe, Oasis Community Learning Regional Director for London and the South East says, “Congratulations to Andy and his team at Oasis Academy Coulsdon on this very positive Ofsted report – this is one of the best secondary schools in Croydon, and students make excellent progress.”
“There is always more to do, and I know that under Andy’s leadership the Academy will continue to improve even further.”