Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Oasis Academy South Bristol

Oasis Academy South Bristol* is excited to serve the community of Knowle within South Bristol. The proposed site for the academy is on part of the former site of The Merrywood School in Knowle West. Oasis Academy South Bristol will be a co-educational secondary, providing 900 school places for 11 – 16-year-olds. The academy will follow the Oasis Community Learning ethos of inclusion, hope, perseverance, healthy relationships and compassion. It will be open to those of all faiths and none.

The academy is in the pre-planning phase of development. Oasis Community Learning is working closely with national and local partners, the Department for Education and Bristol City Council, to design and build an academy that will best serve the students and the local community. 

Oasis Community Learning will work with the Knowle West Alliance to help deliver information on key aspects of the school and to gather feedback, ensuring we build an academy that the local community wants and deserves. The academy’s overarching vision is to provide ‘Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community.’ We want to ensure that all of our young people, whatever their starting point or background, get the education they deserve – and they deserve nothing less than exceptional.

Underpinning Oasis Academy South Bristol’s vision is the Oasis Education Charter that outlines who we are, how we are distinctive, and what the entitlement that we provide for our children and their community is. To find out more about the Education Charter click here.

Oasis Academy South Bristol will provide outstanding teaching in an environment where every child is valued and supported to succeed. The academy will be committed to helping students develop their self-confidence, resilience, pride and aspirations needed to thrive both academically and socially.

The academy will offer a:

  • Caring and nurturing environment where students feel safe
  • Broad and stimulating National Curriculum
  • Meaningful and relevant careers programme
  • A wide range of extra-curricular activities to help students develop new interests and passions
  • Brand new building with state-of-the-art facilities for students and the community
  • Centre for excellence in teacher training

The academy’s values:

Community – a commitment to working with the local community to build good relationships for the benefit of all.

Aspirations – to aim high in everything we do and provide students with exceptional learning experiences that help raise aspirations.

Resilience – have the patience, determination and character to always try your best.

Inclusion – foster respect and tolerance for others, regardless of race, gender or religion. We are passionate about including everyone.

Nurture – nurture a life-long passion for learning.

Grow – encourage all students to discover new interests, express their creativity and celebrate their individuality.

Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions or thoughts you may have via info@oasissouthbristol.org



* The name for the academy is yet to be confirmed.