Planning approval given for Oasis Academy Daventry Road
Marking a key milestone in the project to deliver a new secondary in Knowle, Bristol City Council has approved plans for a 900-place school which will be called Oasis Academy Daventry Road.
The former Merrywood School located on Daventry Road will be demolished to make way for a new building with state-of-the-art facilities, including an activity studio, sports hall, sports pitches, and multi-use games area.
Until recently the former Merrywood School was home to The Park Centre and used to run community services for over 20 years. The charity has now moved into its purpose-built premises which is on the same Daventry Road site.
Oasis Academy Daventry Road is forecasted to open in its permanent building in September 2024 subject to achieving further milestones. The next phase of the project is underway to start preparing the site for demolition works.
To meet the need for school places from September 2023, the Department for Education and Bristol City Council is working towards opening the school in temporary accommodation on the site of an existing school in Hengrove, Oasis Academy John Williams.
The proposed site for temporary accommodation is currently being assessed for its suitability to ensure it would meet the needs of students and staff.
John Murphy, CEO of Oasis Community Learning said, “We are delighted to share with the local community the name of the new academy and thrilled that plans have been approved by Bristol City Council. It marks an important step forward in the project to deliver Oasis Academy Daventry Road; a secondary school that will be passionate about the progress of every student and deliver an exceptional education for local young people across South Bristol”.
For more information about Oasis Academy Daventry Road and to keep up to date with news about the project please visit www.oasiscommunitylearning.org/our-academies-main/academies-opening-soon/oasis-academy-daventry-road