Oasis Academy Lister Park

Principal, Ian Simpson

North Avenue

Phone: 01274 362050

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Principal, Ian Simpson
North Avenue

Phone: 01274 362050
Email: principal@oasislisterpark.org
Website: www.oasisacademylisterpark.org

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Oasis Academy Lister Park is an inclusive academy for children from all parts of Bradford aged between 11 and 18. Situated on North Avenue, Bradford, and serves the communities of Manningham, Frizinghall and Heaton.
Phase 2
Age 11 to 16 years
Sixth Form
Age 16 to 18 years


A Message From the Principal

I am incredibly proud to be the Principal of such a vibrant and progressive Academy that works hand in hand with its community to ensure that our students develop the right character whilst they are in our care.

Our ethos is built firmly on our pillars of the community: mutual respect, pride, creativity, resilience, ambition and an atmosphere which regards the whole community as our family.

Our aim is to develop open-minded, flexible, resilient young people who can be successful in modern Britain and contribute positively as global citizens.

The curriculum students will enjoy whilst at Lister Park enables students to progress to the top universities and apprenticeship programmes, but I firmly believe in balance and the emphasis we place on arts and practical subjects allows all our students to have successful outcomes and develop their areas of interest and excellence through a comprehensive extra-curricular programme.

I am passionate about the potential of each and every one of our students and the community we serve and look forward to working with you and your child over the coming years.

Ian Simpson

Principal OA Lister Park

Our aim is to develop open-minded, flexible, resilient young people who can be successful in modern Britain and contribute positively as global citizens.

Why Choose

Oasis Academy Lister Park

A place where everyone contributes and everyone is included

Transforming Lives

Growing in character, growing in competence and nurturing ambitions at Lister Park

We care

Our passionate staff are committed to high quality teaching, care and support


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 Rachel Jones, Lynne Goodhand and Helen Arya. Prior to joining Oasis, Rachel was Director of Future Leaders-NCTL. In this role she led a team of National and Local Leaders of Education to provide training, mentoring and coaching to aspiring Primary and Secondary Headteachers, committed to leading schools and Academies in areas of disadvantage.  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.’ 

We are part of the Oasis Hub: Lister Park. 

What is happening at our Hub?

Some of the events that will be running with the WAGs this term are:

  • Customer Service Level 2 - starting on Tuesday 18th September
  • Coffee mornings - these run every Thursday, starting 20th September

Future courses:

  • First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Creative English
  • Progression Course Level 1

For any information about our community hub, please contact Memuhna Arshad.

Phone: 01274 362050  Email: memuhna.arshad@oasislisterpark.org