Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

National Student Awards 2021

Congratulations to all our winners this year! 

A graphic with cakes, flags, acrobats and footballer signifying the student awards

Last July, we were delighted to be celebrating children aged 9-18 from across our academies in every region of England. In fact we had over 260 young people being celebrated from across 50 academies! 

Whilst weren't in a position  where we felt it was safe to arrange an in person event, we have done everything we can to ensure these exceptional students receive an event they'll never forget. With thanks to Sodexo, our main sponsor, we were able to arrange for a special afternoon tea to be delivered to every academy for everyone involved to enjoy. All of the children nominated for awards this year were sent a bespoke certificate marking their nominations in either the Character, Competence or Community awards. They also received a programme to take home, detailing why their teachers think they're brilliant. 

Our overall winners  received a special trophy, marked with their name, academy and award title.

Award Winners

Competence Award Name School
Primary Genta B Johanna
Secondary Charlie H Mayfield
Character Award    
Primary Weronika D Nunsthorpe
Secondary Liban G Leesbrook
Community Award    
Primary Alisha F Parkwood
Secondary Stephen F Brightstowe
CEO's Special Mention Eve A Oldham

We were excited to have had special performances from ariel acrobats Hikapee, and football freestyler Lia Lewis, developed to celebrate and inspire our student, and some very special messages of congratulations from key leaders in Oasis, and some extra special celebrity guests including influential movie stars, from the Harry Potter and Marvel franchises! 

See how our family came together online!

With thanks to our sponsors



The awards

The Character Award - This award is for an inspiring individual; someone who lives out the Oasis ethos in their own lives, their academy and/or their wider community and tangibly demonstrates aspects of the Oasis 9 Habits. Whether overcoming health difficulties, challenging family circumstances or learning English as a second language, all nominees have displayed formidable determination and courage. This award will mark the achievements and attitudes of an individual who is a real role model and ambassador for Oasis. 

The Competence Award - This is an individual category for someone who has made an outstanding achievement in their learning, the sports or the arts. These young people have worked exceptionally hard to exceed expected targets – some achieving two or three Level’s higher than anticipated - and are excellent examples for others in the dedication they show to achieve their best.

The Community Award - This award acknowledges a contribution over and above expectations for the benefit of the local or global community. All nominees have taken on board the Oasis Hub or Oasis Global vision and will have been involved in a diverse range of community activities that promote community cohesion, whether that’s raising money for those in need, raising awareness or simply supporting those who need help.

Giving back to our communities

Due to the stripped back nature of our event this year, we are delighted to share that we are able to use the sponsorship money we would normally have used to bring the family together at the Birmingham ICC on something close to our hearts. We will be donating the majority of our sponsorship money to our community Hubs to use towards fighting food poverty in each of our communities. It is our hope that we continue to support our communities in the best way we can, and understand the impact the pandemic has had on the families we serve. We will therefore be increasing our food parcel provision and giving what we can back to our communities.