Oasis Academy Oldham

Principal, Marie Dillon

Hollins Road

Phone: 0161 624 9630

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Principal, Marie Dillon

Oasis Academy Oldham
A: Hollins Road, Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 4JZ
T: 0161 624 9630
Website: www.oasisacademyoldham.org


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Oasis Academy Oldham is your local Secondary school serving children aged 11-16 in Oldham. We are an all inclusive academy dedicated to helping our students excel and achieve. Not only are we one of the most improved schools in the North West, but stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the most improved in the country.
Phase 2
Age 11 to 16 years


A Message From the Principal

I am exceptionally proud to welcome you to Oasis Academy Oldham.

Our mission is simple: achieving excellence for all. At Oasis Academy Oldham, not only will we build on our strong GCSE results to help your child get the best possible qualifications, but we also support them to develop their passions, talents and interests.

We offer, an extensive extra-curricular programme where our students can try everything from floristry to archery. Our school drama performances stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best. Students excel on the sports field and I am continually impressed by the active role that our young people take in shaping and enhancing our wider community.

Oasis Academy Oldham is a cheerful, friendly place in which everyone can feel at home and give their best. We insist on the highest standards of good behavior and foster a climate of mutual respect; our students take responsibility for themselves and for others.  Our excellent pastoral care (including specialist services) ensures our students are safe and well-supported.

It is our firm belief that if our students feels safe, healthy and happy at school then they will take full advantage of the excellent teaching and learning on offer. To support this every student is assigned a House, each of which has a group of highly skilled tutors led by a Head of House. This “school within a school” ensures that no child goes unnoticed, each and every student is closely monitored and cared for.  That sense of community goes beyond the school gate. Through our Community Hub we ensure that parents, carers and local families are also able to benefit from all that we offer.  Through a dedicated team we offer a range of outreach work, including a community farm and a memorial garden to help our staff and students remember people our wider community has lost. We have also created a community kitchen and run a financial inclusion project. 

That is why I am so proud to be the Principal of this academy. All the staff take great satisfaction in raising the achievement and aspiration of our students – it is our privilege to work with such wonderful young people.

I look forward to meeting you! 

Marie Dillon


It is our firm belief that if our students feels safe, healthy and happy at school then they will take full advantage of the excellent teaching and learning on offer.

Why Choose

Oasis Academy Oldham

Our students are "confident and self-assured learners who want to do well" (Ofsted 2018)


Each week we students can access over 50 clubs and activities


We have been recognised with national awards for our commitment to student wellbeing


Our Region

We are part of the  North region of academies within the Oasis family. Based in Manchester, Oldham, Bradford, Salford, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Grimsby we are a region of 17 academies both primary and secondary, lead by our Regional Directors Jane Hughes, Emma Johnson, Heidi Stennett and Emma Merva. 

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 Academy 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.’ 

Oasis Academy Oldham is part of Oasis Community Hub: Oldham. 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.

What is happening at our Hub?

At Oasis Hub Oldham, we are proud to serve our community and aim to offer all the opportunities in life to help our members reach their potential. We currently have the following programmes:

  • Chef School
  • Adult Learning
  • EAL projects
  • Police Cadets
  • Health and Wellbeing

We have also recently started working on a new project to help tackle homelessness, and another to set up a memorial garden for the community.

Through close connections within Hollinwood, our Hub is also involved in a:

  • Job club
  • Foodbank
  • Community Farm
  • Time Bank
  • Credit Union