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Disadvantage gap continues to close as Oasis SATs results released

Disadvantage gap continues to close as Oasis SATs results released
Disadvantage gap continues to close as Oasis SATs results released

Oasis primary academies are celebrating across the country this week as SATs results evidence our mission of delivering exceptional education and closing the disadvantage gap in education.

Oasis exists to support communities to flourish and help people reach their potential in life. For Oasis Community Learning a huge part of this is improving life chances for disadvantaged children across our five regions, and to ensure that every child has equity in education. The results published this week are a testament to this as we have seen further improvements in outcomes, especially within our disadvantaged children.

Within Oasis academies, 61% of our current Y6 children are disadvantaged compared with 29.7% nationally. We have therefore put in place measures to support all children with strong teaching and learning, an ambitious curriculum and access to learning at school and at home through the Oasis Horizons iPad scheme. Results this year show clear evidence that this is working in our communities as 51% of disadvantaged pupils in year 6 achieved expected in RWM, higher than the 43% figure previously reported nationally, showing that disadvantaged pupils within Oasis are achieving at a higher rate than national. Moreover, we’ve seen that children who start in Oasis academies in reception and stay with us through to year 6 SATs, achieve better than those who join us mid-way through primary school.

This year we have narrowed the disadvantaged gap across all subjects and have seen particular strength in Maths; 65% of disadvantaged children achieved expected in Maths in 2023, a large increase of 9 percentage points on last year’s 56%. This is also better than disadvantaged children nationally which was reported as 56% in 2022.

Academies who have achieved well above national for RWM combined for all pupils include Oasis Academy: Johanna (82%), Aspinal (81%), Hobmoor (78%), Marksbury Road (75%), Bank Leaze (72%), Byron (71%), Putney (71%), Ryelands (69%), Warndon (69%), Short Heath (66%), Boulton (66%), Harpur Mount (66%) and Blakenhale Juniors (64%).

Academies who have seen large improvements of 10 percentage points or more since 2022 include Oasis Academy: Johanna (42% improvement), Ryelands (31% improvement), Aspinal (25% improvement), Warndon (22% improvement), Foundry (17% improvement), Watermead (15% improvement), Byron (14% improvement), Bank Leaze (13% improvement), Skinner Street (11% improvement), Pinewood (11% improvement), Blakenhale Junior (10% improvement), Fir Vale (10% improvement) and Woodview (10% improvement).

We are thrilled with the outcomes for our children, and grateful to our academy teams who have worked hard to deliver exceptional teaching and learning across all our academies.

Disadvantage gap continues to close as Oasis SATs results released
Hannah Skinner