Our academy was last inspected by Ofsted in November 2018.
The inspection, which was conducted over two days in November, found that effectiveness of leadership, quality of teaching and learning, and personal development, behaviour and welfare were all Requires Improvement, and that outcomes for pupils was Inadequate. As one of the criteria was Inadequate, this dictates the academy’s overall grade.
While we are of course disappointed by this report from Ofsted, we are grateful to them for their insights and challenges that will support us in our continuing journey of improvement. Attainment at the academy is on an overall upward trajectory, nevertheless, inspectors rightly highlighted that we need to continue to accelerate progress for all students and address inconsistencies to ensure that the academy is providing every young person the opportunities that they deserve to make excellent progress.
The Inspection Team found that leaders have taken effective action and that there are clear signs that teaching and pupils’ achievement, especially in Key Stage 3 are improving convincingly. They also noted that the school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is good and that most pupils are “self-assured learners who want to do well”.
Inspectors also recognised that the principal and senior leaders, in partnership with the trust, share a common determination to improve the school and the life-chances of the pupils in their care. They conclude that: “Plans for improvement are appropriate and focused precisely on the school’s most pressing issues.”
Oasis accepts and acknowledges the areas for improvement outlined in the report, and our leadership team and staff family have already begun to implement action plans to address them. We are working tirelessly to support our students to realise their goals and ambitions. Parents, and the community as a whole, can be assured that the outcome of this report have only strengthened our resolve to build on the strong foundations in place at Oasis Academy Oldham to accelerate the improvements we are making.
A full copy of Ofsted's Inspection Report can be viewed and downloaded here.
To see a full list of previous inspections along with our current report, please visit the Ofsted website.
There are a number of ways you can feedback to us about our academy, and we welcome you to do so.
If you would like to participate on Parent View, the ofsted regulated feedback forum, please do so by clicking the icon. Here you an answer questions about the academy's performance on a number of topics.
We value the opinions of our parents and community and are dedicated to making Oldham an exceptional educational provider.