Oasis Academy Leesbrook
A warm welcome from Oasis Community Learning
Thank you for your interest in Oasis Academy Leesbrook. We are opening a new secondary Academy, initially in a warm and inviting building, built for educating young people on Middleton Road. The Academy's future and permanent home will be in a brand new building off Lees Road.*
Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be an inclusive, non-selective, co-education school serving the community within Oldham. It will be a school where all young people will be given the opportunity to be the best they can be, and will be provided with the support, care and guidance they require to allow them to successfully transition to further education, training or employment.
Welcome from our Principal
We warmly welcome you to our school community at the very start of this exciting journey where we will build an exceptional educational experience at the heart of the community of Oldham.
I am extremely proud to lead our exciting new school, Oasis Academy Leesbrook, which will be a unique school. We will cultivate the future leaders of Oldham, the UK and the world, developing students who are role models within our community and regularly make a positive contribution to our locality.
Our students will be hard working, determined and successful, taking pride in all they do and celebrating their many achievements. Their excellence will develop within the classroom and beyond, where they will be model citizens in their community and undertake a range of opportunities to enrich their lives. Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be a fully inclusive school where all students are welcome regardless of starting point, need or complexity. We will prepare our students to be leaders who the community look upon with pride and admiration as they develop and lead our school to excellence.
*Subject to design and planning permission.
Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be a school where all young people will receive a personalised educational experience. Students’ academic skills, habits and personalities will be developed allowing them to successfully progress to work or further education, whilst making a positive contribution to our community. We will prepare our students to be future local, national and global leaders who the community will look upon with pride and admiration.
Our curriculum, or planned activities to develop growth and learning as well as enriching beyond the classroom, includes a rich experience where students willstudy both national curriculum ‘traditional’ subjects along with a discreet curriculum that develops the attitudes and values that we expect from everybody within the Academy.
The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our students and prepare them for their future education and careers. It provides both challenge and support and is fully inclusive to meet the needs of all the students. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs that aren’t even invented yet. Therefore it is progressive and will constantly adapt to ensure that students are best equipped for the future.
We have exceptionally high expectations of students and planning will be based on the prior attainment of students, along with their individual progress at various points throughout the year. Our curriculum will focus on engagement, challenge, support and a commitment to reflect the particular needs of our community at a local, national and global level.
There will be a strong focus on reading, writing and mathematics to ensure that students are able to access the curriculum fully. There will be support for students who have English as an additional language, along with a comprehensive programme of development and challenge for the most able readers, writers and mathematicians. We will also provide a strong transition programme for students to best prepare them academically, spiritually and socially for coming up to secondary school and becoming an Oasis Academy Leesbrook student. Our curriculum is founded on a belief that all students can achieve excellence. This will be embedded in every aspect of the planning and delivery and will form an important part of each students’ journey at Oasis Academy Leesbrook.
The school day will be an extended school day as we want to ensure our students have a fully enriched experience. Every morning will start with ‘Drop Everything And Read’ (DEAR), where students will read journal articles, classical texts and current affairs articles to stretch and develop their influence skills, vocabulary,
comprehension and critical thinking. The Academy will operate a family dining approach to lunches where students will sit together in tables and eat together as a family – promoting conversation and interaction. The extended day and enrichment curriculum will cover aspects of life such as oracy skills, creating regular opportunities for public speaking in front of classes, assemblies and staff meetings. This will allow students to develop confidence and proficiency in this area.
The ‘Oasis 7’ will be the foundation on which our character education is devised.
Every year, every child at Oasis Academy Leesbrook will have the opportunity to:
1. Visit a Russell group University
2. Attend a residential trip, having the opportunity to visit one of our Oasis global partners
3. Give back to a local, national or global community
4. Compete against the very best, in athletics, maths challenges, science fairs and music competitions
5. Visit cities around the UK
6. Learn about a variety of careers
7. Participate in local and national politics
For the first few years we will be based on Middleton Road in a warm and inviting building, built for educating young people. This space has state of the art facilities and has bespoke designs for an inspirational and creative education. Middleton Road will be our home for the next few years until our brand new building at a site off Lees Road* is complete.
Our permanent home will be in our brand new, state of the art building at a site off Lees Road. We are very excited about the future and welcoming our students and the wider community into this new space. We will be holding a planning consultation evening for parents, carers and the community in the near future and fully welcome you to attend this and share your thoughts on the build with us.
*Please note this is another Oasis Academy in Croydon and is an example of what our new building may look like.
We are currently reviewing the transportation offer but can confirm that we will be providing free or subsidised return travel:
1. From the permanent Oasis Academy Leesbrook site* (off Lees Road, former Breeze Hill site) to the temporary site on Middleton Road, each day.
2. From September 2020, when we will move to our permanent site, we will provide return transportation for those children who attended the Middleton Road site and live in the surrounding area, to the permanent site, each day.
*subject to planning permission
We are looking for people to join our Academy Council to support and advise in this crucial pre-opening phase and beyond.
If you are interested in becoming an Academy Councillor would like to find out more, please contact email@example.com or call 0161 290 4004.
To find out more about what being an Academy Councillor involved, please read our booklet.
The Leesbrook Blog
We are delighted to share with you our new blog, detailing our journey and inviting you into our family before our September opening!
The form and supporting evidence must be returned to:
FAO Paula Green, Level 12, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1XJ.
Alternatively, you may drop the form off in person to this same address.
A scanned copy of the form and supporting evidence can also be submitted electronically by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any enquiry about your child’s application please call Oldham’s admissions team on 0161 770 4213
Keep in touch with us
T: 0161 290 4004