Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

FAQs

Here you can find out most frequently asked questions from current and prospective parents/carers.

If the answer to your question isn't on our website or on this list, please feel free to contact us, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

FAQs

What can/can't my child bring to school?

We do not allow children to bring toys (unless otherwise stated as a reward), games or mobile phones with them to the academy.  Such items will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?

None at all.  All places at the Academy will be free and available to the local community within an admission policy that mirrors the admissions arrangements for other local community schools.  Students will be accepted irrespective of ability or faith

Are Oasis Academies faith schools?

Staff and students of all faiths are welcome to be part of each Oasis Academy and faith is not a factor in the admissions criteria for the school.  The academies are 'schools of religious character' in order to enable Oasis' ethos of inclusion, which is grounded on the Christian faith, to be prominent in the school's character.

Who funds academies?

Academies are publicly funded independent schools.  The majority of the funding comes direct from central government.  The  Education Funding Agency  (formerly the YPLA)  will fund the annual running costs of the academies via a grant each academic year.  The sponsor has responsibility for the day to day running of the academy.  Oasis academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, an exempt charity.

What is an academy?

Academies are state-funded independent schools and in many cases, join an academy network or family.  

What do i do if my child is sick?

If your child is too unwell to come into school you must notify the academy office as soon as you can. You can do this by calling us on 0121 6753269.  Pupil absences are recorded and on return we expect a letter of explanation. 

You must contact the academy each day that your child is unwell. 

If you child becomes sick during the school day, they will be instructed to visit the school nurse who will assess the extent of the illness and call appropriate parents/carers. 

Can my child wear jewellery and accessories?

No jewellery is permitted.  Small discrete watches may be worn.  Any religious jewellery should be worn beneath clothing.

Does my child have to wear school uniform?

We strongly believe in the importance of school uniform as we believe it helps create a strong sense of identity and unity.  As such it is compulsory that it is worn at all times of the school day.