We are fully inclusive of all our staff and students
Oasis Academy Arena
Age 11 to 16 years
I am very proud to be the Principal of Oasis Academy Arena. I would like to thank you for taking an interest in our school and I hope that our website will give you a flavour of life in our academy. I am very proud of our students and staff and the work that takes place within the academy. Visits to the academy are warmly welcome, please contact the school office should you wish to come and see the academy in action.
We are a mixed, fully inclusive, non-selective secondary school in the south London Borough of Croydon, open to students of any faith or none, and dedicated, unswervingly, to serving our children, our families, and our local communities. We are fortunate enough to be housed in a brand new state of the art building with all these benefits, but a school is so much more than our building and is based on our community and it is the people within it which is what makes Oasis Academy Arena a great place to be.
We are dedicated to transforming the lives of our community through the delivery of exceptional education and work we do as part of the local community Hub. With the fantastic location we have, we are proud to utilise the Arena sports centre to enrich our sports curriculum and encourage not only active lives, but active learning.
Here at Oasis Academy Arena, we understand the importance of getting it right during these vital years of development for young people. With that in mind, helping our students to develop holistically is at the forefront of our curriculum. It is part of our goal to have students leave our Academy feeling intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically ready for life after secondary education. Therefore, we provide a stimulating, inclusive and nurturing environment where every child can grow with their interests and reach their potential.
We know that education doesn’t stop when a student leaves the classroom, therefore value parental involvement and genuinely put relationships at the heart of everything we do. Meetings with parents and carers are welcomed and community input into the shape of the Academy is encouraged through involvement with the Academy Council and community Hub.
We believe that every parent is entitled to expect the school that they have chosen for their child to provide their child with a first-rate education, and at Oasis Academy Arena we shoulder this responsibility profoundly, with pride and determination. In choosing to send your child to Oasis Academy Arena you will be choosing to send him/her to a school with a bright and exciting future, a school that understands that every student is unique and a school that will not just prepare our students for their next steps but stay with them for life.
We know your children by name and what their interests and talents are
We want the best for your children
Welcome to London and the South East (LSE). We are the largest region in Oasis with 14 academies, serving diverse and dynamic communities. Our academies provide education to 9546 students in early years, primary, secondary and sixth form.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements. During 2017-18, for the third consecutive year, academy improvements resulted in stronger outcomes across the region, at every phase. In particular, our youngest children in early years made a very promising start to Key Stage 1. Their achievement was well above the national average. At the same time, a high number of our sixth formers successfully gained places in further education, training or employment.
We are unquestionably stronger when we work together. Our regional development is underpinned by collective drive, ambition and high expectations. As a region our:
- Students are provided with opportunities to collaborate and succeed, beyond their immediate community. This year all LSE academies are participating in The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival (the world’s largest youth drama festival) and the LSE Regional Music Showcase.
- Leaders, teachers and support staff are part of the LSE professional learning community. This provides ongoing training and development through our regional improvement networks and support forums.
- Communities continue to be well supported by our Hubs and the work of Oasis Community Partnerships.
- Conference is always an annual highlight. This year we are focusing on Learning to Learn. We are delighted to be working Dr Daniel Muijs and Dr Christian Bokhove, both leading experts in this field, who will join us this year to share their knowledge and practical approaches.
In LSE we thrive on feedback, welcome new ideas and visitors to our academies. So do be in touch with Lara.Fisher@Oasisuk.org if you would like to make contact.
Our aim is that, when students leave us, they have encountered a rich social, moral, spiritual and cultural education experience. Part of this holistic approach is to ensure your child is involved in, not only their immediate local community, but also the national and international community.
As part of the Oasis Hub Ashburton Park, we have a close working relationship with our most local Oasis Academies: Shirley Park; and Ryelands. Together, we have participated in projects and events, enabling us to raise funds for our chosen charities and students to learn about community action and volunteering.
As an Oasis Academy, there are a number of opportunities to get together with students from the other 47 academies across the country, including a Futsal tournament, annual sports day and Awards event.
Internationally, we are partnered with Oasis hubs from across the globe, from Belgium to Zimbabwe, and students have the opportunity to travel to our partner countries and participate in community action projects.
Tell me more about the Oasis Hub Ashburton Park
Oasis Hub Ashburton Park aims to serve the needs of the local community.
The Hub includes Academies,Church, Youth Club and The Foyer, a supported housing project.
The key focus of the Hub is to consistently get better about doing things together in our aim to provide integrated services locally and support the community in a joined up and holistic way
The Chaplaincy team provide support in the Hub through assemblies, after school and lunch time clubs, support for the breakfast club, foodbank collections, prayer and reflective spaces for students, mentoring, listening and counselling services, to name just a few.