Oasis Academy Connaught

Principal, George Franks

Melvin Square
Knowle West
BS4 1NH

Phone:  01275 894590

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Principal, George Fraser

Melvin Square
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NH

T: 01275 894590 

E: info@oasisconnaught.org 

W: www.oasisacademyconnaught.org

 

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Oasis Academy Connaught is a Nursery and Primary school serving the community of Knowle West, Bristol. Our Community Centre enables the academy to facilitate and provide more provision, in addition to education, to our families.
Nursery
Age 3 to 4 years
Phase 1
Age 4 to 10 years

 

A Message From the Principal

I would like to welcome you to Oasis Academy Connaught - a place where everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be!  Oasis Academy Connaught is a proud school and Nursery in the heart of Knowle West, blessed with large grounds and recent refurbishment.  Oasis Academy Connaught has a highly unique curriculum which aims to ensure all children make excellent academic progress and have a high level of engagement and challenge; enabling them to learn the skills they need to be successful.

At Connaught we offer children an exciting range of opportunities throughout their school life, including overnight camps in London, Devon and Somerset, weekly swimming, local and further afield trips, forest schools, sporting activities, music, cooking and Spanish classes.

However, not only are we a vibrant, happy school for children, we are also a hub for the whole community, providing, amongst other things:  a coffee shop, toddler groups, family support and a range of adult education.

Parents are not only welcome but take an active role in leading activities within the school.  We also benefit from strong links with Oasis Academy John Williams and Oasis Academy Brislington.

Best Wishes,

George Fraser 

Principal

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Why Choose

Oasis Academy Connaught
Community Matters

We care about our community, and integrate whole families into the Connaught family.

Celebrating Success

We believe that the successes your child see's in and out of school with us should be celebrated, and therefore work hard to see that each young person feels special and recognised

Exciting opportunities

We offer exciting opportunities throughout the year for our young people, so that they can learn new skills and discover new passions

Our Region

We are part of the South West region of academies within the Oasis family. Based in Bristol and Trowbridge we are a region of 9 academies both primary and secondary, lead by Julia Dauban and Phil Humphreys our Interim Regional Directors. 

Before taking on the role of Interim Regional Director, Julia has been Principal at Oasis Academy Long Cross for five years. Moving the academy from Special Measures to Good in just two years, Julia's leadership has seen the school go from strength-to-strength. Results across the board have either matched or improved upon national average, with a cohort of approximately 60% pupil premium. This is something Julia is particularly proud of. 

Prior to working at Oasis, Julia has worked in Bristol schools for 10 years. She has always had an interest in working with children with challenging behaviour, and has therefore made inclusion and behaviour a specialism within her career. For three years Julia worked in an international school in Stockholm, where the children at the time spoke 32 different languages. This was a great opportunity to ensure that appropriate provision was evident and success stories made. 

Phil Humphreys is an expert educationalist with almost twenty years of experience in education, having led in an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ school in Birmingham where he was the Deputy Headteacher at a time when the school won the TES leadership team of the year. 

Mr Humphreys took over the large Southampton secondary Oasis Academy Mayfield in 2013, he transformed teaching and learning at the school, driving up pupil progress.  Ofsted found the school to be ‘Good’ in all categories in 2016.  Appointed Executive Principal and subsequently Deputy Regional Director, he took responsibility for Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, supporting staff development and raising student attainment, developing a strong culture of collaboration.

In Bristol, we have:

  • Oasis Academy Bank Leaze (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Connaught (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Long Cross (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Marksbury Road (primary)
  • Oasis Academy New Oak (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Brightstowe (secondary)
  • Oasis Academy Brislington (secondary)
  • Oasis Academy John Williams (secondary)

In Trowbridge, we also have Oasis Academy Longmeadow, a primary school. 

We are excited to say that we are developing our family in this region and welcome Oasis Academy Temple Quarter - our newest free school being built in the Temple Meads are of Bristol. 

Our Community

We are proud to be part of the Oasis Hub South Bristol

Oasis Academy Connaught runs a number of hub services for the community. By ensuring that all these services are joined up and rooted in the same ethos we want to see the entire community transformed for the better

One of the main priorities at Oasis Academy Connaught is developing the links with the local community as well as with other Oasis Academies.

Many of our current Year 6 pupils will be starting at Oasis Academy John Williams or Oasis Academy Brislington in September 2018. There will be lots of transition projects during the summer term to ensure that the children are well prepared for their new schools.

The Oasis Community Cafe

If you love good coffee, good cake and a good laugh, then the Oasis Coffee Shop is the place for you!  We're a friendly and vibrant community space, open to everyone on a Friday morning from 8:30 - 11.30.

We believe that people should come before profit which is why our prices are so low.  We also run a 'Have One On Us' scheme for anyone who doesn't have enough for a drink.

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