Oasis Academy Limeside

Head of School, Lauren Norris
Regional Director, Emma Johnson

Third Avenue

Phone: 0161 688 7535

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Head of School, Lauren Norris
Regional Director, Emma Johnson

Oasis Academy Limeside,
Third Avenue,

Telephone: 0161 688 7535
Email: info@oasislimeside.org

Website: www.oasisacademylimeside.org

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Oasis Academy Limeside is an Outstanding Nursery and Primary school located in the Hollinwood area of Oldham. Our beautiful home, built in 1931, is kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment for learning from age 2-11. We are a fully inclusive academy, admitting children of all backgrounds and abilities.
Age 2 to 4 years
Phase 1
Age 4 to 11 years


A Message From the Principal

A warm welcome to Oasis Academy Limeside – a place where EVERYONE SHINES WITH POSSIBILITY!

Our website provides all the information you will need to learn about academy life, our many great achievements, our excellent standards, our community involvement, amazing curriculum and the many experiences and opportunities we provide for our children.

As an Ofsted outstanding school we were given the opportunity to convert to an academy, this we did in September 2011. Instead of a standalone academy we decided to join Oasis Community Learning as our sponsor. As well as benefitting from the freedoms academy status brings we are also privileged to be part of a global organisation which aims to support the provision of high performing schools and healthy communities in a nurturing and inclusive system.

Our bespoke and personalised curriculum is unique. It drives high levels of pupil engagement and challenge, it meets learning needs at an individual level and prepares children to be active participants, lifelong learners and successful in every aspect of their lives.

We are a National Support School involved in training future teachers and in the professional development and improvement of schools across the country.

The academy has a Nursery and currently has one form of entry. We are a training school for Reading Recovery and house one of the national reading recovery centres with an accredited teacher trainer. Over the years we have been involved in much research about leaning with universities and national and international researchers. Some of our work can be found on this website.

On our website you will find our prospectus, academic results over time, our school improvement plan priorities, attendance figures, full details of all aspects of academy life and community activity as well as information about the wider Oasis group.

Ofsted reported that ‘Limeside is an outstanding school and provides the highest quality of care and education. Happiness and delight sum up the pupils’ pleasure in learning and their care for each other. They are polite, enthusiastic and excellent ambassadors for their school and community.’

We believe that every child should love learning, they should pursue individual interests and talents, be taught an outstanding curriculum by outstanding teachers and achieve outstanding results and achievements. Our extra-curricular programme supports our vision. There is something for everyone. All children learn to play an instrument, we have a high performing choir, many sports teams, outdoor pursuits, art and craft clubs, study groups, gymnastics, dance, yoga, film making, ICT and athletics as well as a chess and engineering club.

At Oasis Academy Limeside we understand the skills children will need in order to be successful in the 21st Century, our curriculum and community focus on business and social enterprise realises this.

Finally, I would like to draw your attention to our vision for Oasis Academy Limeside. This encapsulates who we are, what we have achieved together and our hopes and dreams for the future.

We believe that every child should love learning, they should pursue individual interests and talents, be taught an outstanding curriculum by outstanding teachers and achieve outstanding results and achievements.

Why Choose

Oasis Academy Limeside

Ofsted rated us as outstanding in all areas


We believe that everyone should be supported to be the best they can be

High achieving

Children make above average progress in reading and well above average progress in maths

Heart of the community

We work in partnership with the local and global community


We enjoy a broad, bespoke exciting curriculum


Our Region

We are part of the  North region of academies within the Oasis family. Based in Manchester, Oldham, Bradfords, Salford, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Grimsby we are a region of 17 academies both primary and secondary, lead by our Regional Directors Jane Hughes, Lynne Goodhand and Helen Arya. Jane has twenty-five years' experience teaching and leading in mainstream and special schools. Before joining Oasis, she was Headteacher of an over-subscribed all-age special school for children with complex needs and moderate learning difficulties.Lynne has over twenty-five years of successful headship experience across six primaries within three local authorities and has been a School Improvement Partner. She has the Professional Qualification for School Inspection (PQSI), is a Local Leader of Education and a Pupil Premium Reviewer. Helen joined Oasis in 2011 as the Principal of Oasis Academy Limeside in Oldham, an outstanding converter academy. As the academy grew and became a National Teaching School in 2013, Helen took on the role of Executive Principal leading the academy into its second outstanding ofsted judgment as well as building a highly successful National Teaching School which holds a systems leadership position in the North West.  

Within the North West we have the following academies: 

  • Oasis Academy Aspinal (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Broadoak (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Harpur Mount (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Temple (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Limeside (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Lister Park (secondary)
  • Oasis Academy Leesbrook (secondary)
  • Oasis Acasemy Oldham (secondary)
  • Oasis Academy MediaCityUK (secondary)

Within the North East we have the following academies:

  • Oasis Academy Don Valley (all-through)
  • Oasis Academy Fir Vale (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Watermead (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Parkwood (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Immingham (secondary)
  • Oasis Academy Wintringham (secondary)


Our Community

We offer opportunities for extended learning beyond the core Academy day. Our extended provision through our Hub team is at the centre of our community work. The team deliver a wide range of services which engage public, voluntary and business sectors in the establishment of a centre of education and lifelong learning. We aspire for the Academy to be at the heart of our local community, recognised by others for our clear understanding and support of local issues and awareness of community needs.

At Oasis we recognise that people are not two-dimensional beings; we are each a whole person with a broad range of aspirations and needs and these needs are interconnected. To truly help someone with their educational needs, it is vital to also be aware of their emotional needs, spiritual needs and economic needs.

As such, we believe in communities that are holistic, interconnected and totally inclusive. We call our model for these communities ‘Hub.’ Watch the video above to learn more about our vision for hub.

Oasis Academy Limeside is part of Oasis Hub Oldham.  As well as the school, the hub runs a number of integrated community services.  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?

Oasis Hub: Oldham has a variety of services and programmes we would love to invite you to get involved in.

For more information please contact the Community Teacher


Aimed at parents and children 3-4yrs. Fun practical activities are run in partnership with National Children’s bureau and Sheffield University. REAL involves working in the home and events around 4 aspects of literacy.

Outdoor Fun

5 week course aimed at parents and children

Enjoy being outdoors and support your child’s development in fun activities like building dens and planting

Adult Learning

The Oldham College is running courses at the school for parents. This is a fantastic opportunity to brush up on your skills in a relaxed, friendly learning environment.

You will not only gain the confidence to help your children but also gain a nationally recognised qualification.

We are currently running Functional Maths, English and ICT.

If you would like more details, please contact Alan Miller or Dave Firby on 0161 7855544