We are fully inclusive of all our staff and students
Oasis Academy Arena
Age 11 to 16 years
I am very proud to have the opportunity to lead Oasis Academy Arena and extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to our website and, more importantly, to our school.
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 we are unswervingly dedicated to serving our children, our families, and our local community.
We believe that every parent is entitled to expect the school that they have chosen for their child to provide a first-rate education, and 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 them 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 your child for their next steps but provide learning and memories that will stay with them for life.
Our values at Oasis Academy Arena are that we are kind, ambitious, and professional, all key attributes of successful young people and adults. We understand the importance of getting it right during these vital years of development and helping our students to develop holistically is at the forefront of our curriculum. It is our goal to have students leave our Academy feeling intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically ready for life after secondary education.
The Academy is housed in a brand new state of the art building, and we utilise the Arena sports centre to enrich our sports curriculum. However, a school is not just a building – it is a community of dedicated educators, motivated students, and supportive parents working collaboratively to create an environment where excellence thrives. Oasis Academy Arena therefore provides a welcoming, challenging, secure and nurturing learning environment where every child can grow with their interests and reach their potential and where all members of our community are respected, cared for, and feel that they belong.
We know that education doesn’t stop when a student leaves the classroom and value parental involvement, genuinely putting 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.
Visits to the academy are also warmly welcome, please contact the school office by calling 0208 240 6700 should you wish to come and see the academy in action.
Here at Oasis Academy Arena, we understand the importance of getting it right
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 9,470 students in early years, primary, secondary and sixth form.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements. During 2022-23, the Oasis curriculum continued to make significant impacts on students learning. Academy improvements resulted in stronger outcomes across the region, at every phase. We are proud of our children at each phase, whether that be those joining reception or those finishing their GCSEs and A-Levels.
We are unquestionably stronger when we work together. Our regional development is underpinned by collective drive, ambition and high expectations for each and every one of our students.
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 52 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.