Our academy is a fully inclusive and happy place to learn and grow for both children and staff.
Oasis Academy Byron
Age 4 to 10 years
At Oasis Academy Byron we put the children at the heart of everything that we do by striving to create a secure and enjoyable environment which excites challenges and motivates each child, enabling them to reach their full potential. We recognise that children learn most effectively through an enquiry based approach using first-hand experiences and this will be achieved through a broad and balanced curriculum with high quality teaching and learning opportunities. The Academy is committed to creating an open, supportive and collaborative culture aiming to develop a ‘learning organisation’ where both children and staff are valued and motivated to continue their learning.
The Academy provides a framework which intends to support and guide children in their development of self-discipline and self-esteem. We encourage relationships which are based upon respect and responsibility for each other, both within the Academy and the wider community. We have a commitment to inclusive education and work to maintain a high quality teaching environment for all our learners. We place a high value on establishing close links between home and school and aim to develop a partnership with parents in the all-round education of their children. This is provided in a well-resourced Academy that encourages creativity and co-operation and where individual efforts and talents are valued and celebrated.
We have a genuine community ethos where all children are valued and treated as individuals.
We have a rich, varied and stimulating curriculum that inspires and matches the needs of our children.
Our progress in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2 has been significantly above national averages for the last 3 years.
We believe that all children can achieve great things!
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.
Oasis Academy Byron is part of Oasis Hub Coulsdon. As well as the Byron and Oasis Academy Coulsdon, the hub runs a number of services for the community. By ensuring that all these services are joined up and rooted in same ethos we want to see the entire community transformed for the better.
What is happening at our Hub?
Chill and Chat Church
This is a family church session led by Oasis Church Coulsdon. The group meet every Wednesday from 3.00-5.00pm in the Byron Children's Centre and is made up of Oasis Academy Byron Students and their parents. The group engage with craft activities and games from Oasis Life Resources resources. Each week finishes with some children's Christian songs and also a reflection along the Oasis Life themes. The group has grown to an average of 15 people and our target for the rest of this academic year is to grow the group to an average of 20.
This is a youth club which is run by the Chaplaincy Team. It takes place every Tuesday from 3-4.30pm at Oasis Academy Coulsdon with an average of 20 students from the academy attending. The activities include table tennis, board games (monopoly in particular!),films and informal discussions. This group receivedsome funding this year which has paid for a pull up banner and t shirts for the leaders, these have helped to promote the identity and purpose of the group. We're aiming to spend the rest of the funding wisely to ensure that every member of group is able to engage in activity, we also hope that the group will grown to an average of 30. We're hoping to particularly engage new girls in the group as mainly boys attend at the moment.