We strive to deliver an outstanding, enjoyable and relevant education for all
Oasis Academy John Williams
Age 11 to 16 years
I am exceptionally proud to welcome you to Oasis Academy John Williams! When our Academy opened in September 2008 our mission was simple: to build the outstanding school our community deserves. Our passion is for learning and our aim is simple; we want every young person to achieve their personal best whatever their talents or ambitions. Set in the belief that everyone is capable of remarkable success, we strive to deliver an outstanding, enjoyable and relevant education for all.
Your son or daughter will feel welcomed, valued and appropriately challenged at OAJW. Our expectations are high, but straightforward; we expect everyone to ‘Work Hard, Look Smart and Be Nice’. We have a highly skilled, committed and caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring that your child achieves their personal best, whilst being surrounded by 360 ̊ of care, support and challenge. We believe in working closely with parents and carers, so that together we provide the very best for our students in a happy, well-ordered and inclusive community.
OAJW is a calm and purposeful Academy, which continues to go from strength to strength. This was recognised by Ofsted when they visited in September 2017, confirming that we continue to be a ‘Good’ school. If you have time, I recommend that you read the full Ofsted report or call to arrange a visit and see our students and staff in action for yourself!
The strong relationships between staff and pupils provide the bedrock on which pupils can build success
Our highly skilled, committed and caring staff are dedicated to ensuring that your child achieves their personal best, whilst being surrounded by 360 ̊ of care, support and challenge
We continue to be a ‘Good’ school
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.
Oasis Academy John Williams is part of Oasis Hub: South Bristol. As well as the Academy, 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.
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.