Oasis Academy Byron

Name Oasis Academy Byron
Website http://www.oasisacademybyron.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address St David’s, Off Stoneyfield Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2XE
Phone Number 02086684877
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 200 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 22%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19.9%
Persisitent Absence 7.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 May 2016)
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Information about this school

The school converted to academy status in September 2012 when it joined the Oasis multi-academy trust. The predecessor school, Byron Primary School, was judged to be good at its last inspection in June 2011. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. There is one class in each year with the exception of Years 3 and 4, in which there are two classes. Approximately half of pupils are entitled to support from the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those pupils who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is slightly higher than average. A breakfast club runs before school each weekday. The school meets the current government floor standards, which outline the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school meets requirements for the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders are driven by a strong sense of moral purpose. They are determined that social disadvantage should not play any part in determining pupils’ outcomes. They have expertly created a culture in which all members of staff are united in the drive for excellence. Pupils make outstanding progress from their low starting points, leaving them exceptionally well prepared for secondary school and for their lives in modern Britain. In recent years the school’s performance has gained momentum with pupils’ outcomes rising steadily. In 2015, all pupils reached standards significantly above average. The amount of progress pupils make between key stages 1 and 2 has placed the school in the top 2% of schools nationally for the last two years. Teaching is extremely well matched to pupils’ needs. Teachers’ subject knowledge allows them to plan inspiring, relevant and challenging activities. Pupils get the support they need to be successful. Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exceptional. They have a mature understanding of the importance of their education and how it will support them in making choices about employment in the future. They are reflective, resilient and articulate. Throughout the school, pupils get along amicably. They are polite, caring and proud to belong to their school community. Children make a purposeful start to their learning in the Reception Year. They make outstanding progress in developing their basic skills. Equally significant is the extent to which they develop a joy for, and interest in, their learning. Robust governance arrangements ensure that those who make strategic decisions about the school’s future are exceedingly well informed. Expertise in a variety of fields is used very well to provide challenge and support for school leaders. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school’s work. They appreciate the lengths staff go to in ensuring that their children are well cared for and well taught.