Oasis Academy Enfield

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About Oasis Academy Enfield

Name Oasis Academy Enfield
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Principal Emma Robinson
Address Kinetic Crescent, Innova Park, Enfield, EN3 7XH
Phone Number 01992655400
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 815
Local Authority Enfield
Highlights from Latest Inspection


There has been no change to this school's overall judgement of good as a result of this ungraded (section 8) inspection. However, the evidence gathered suggests that the inspection grade might not be as high if a graded (section 5) inspection were carried out now.

The school's next inspection will be a graded inspection.

The interim co-principals of this school are Carvey Francis and Rory Sheridan. This school is part of Oasis Community Learning which means other people in the trust also have responsibility for running the school.

The trust is run by the interim chief executive officer, John Barneby, and overseen by a board of trustees, chaired by Caroline Taylor. There is also a regional ...director, Thomas Raymond, who is responsible for this school and three others.

What is it like to attend this school?

This is a safe and caring school that pupils and staff are proud to be a part of.

Staff build strong relationships with pupils and their families. Pupils know that if they have a concern there are adults they can talk to.

The school places a strong emphasis on developing and supporting the whole pupil.

Leaders focus on pupils' personal development, attendance and academic progress. This has enabled sixth-form students to be confident in taking their next steps, most often into further education.

The trust's curriculum is ambitious.

Leaders adapt this for the pupils who attend Oasis Academy Enfield. However, there are some weaknesses in how the curriculum is delivered. This means that some pupils do not achieve as well as they could.

Some pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are not receiving the support they need to access the curriculum successfully.

The school has worked hard to create a positive environment for learning. Pupils enjoy collecting 'learn' points and swapping them for rewards.

Pupils are equally aware that poor behaviour is swiftly followed up with sanctions. Pupils take part in reward activities and trips. They enjoy this part of school.

The school recognises that academic visits need to be a greater part of their offer.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school's use of the trust's curriculum matches the scope and ambition of what is expected nationally. The school prioritises entry to the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects.

The school carefully chooses a range of language options to maximise opportunities for pupils. These decisions provide pupils with the opportunities and qualifications to be ready for the next stage of education, employment or training. Many students go on to university or gain sports scholarships.

The school's curriculum is coherently set out and sequenced. However, it is not consistently implemented with accuracy and precision. Consequently, some pupils do not achieve as well as they could, especially those aiming to reach the higher GCSE grades.

For example, in mathematics, Year 10 pupils learn to convert numbers from decimals to fractions and/or percentages. Pupils usually master these skills much earlier in their school journey.

Teachers have secure subject knowledge.

The school provides subject-specific and subject-delivery training for staff. This has ensured that there are common approaches to checks on what pupils already know before embarking on new learning. However, the school has not ensured that staff consistently and effectively put this training into practice.

Sometimes, these activities can take up most of the work done in a lesson. This hinders teachers' ability to deliver new subject knowledge. It also reduces opportunities for pupils to develop and embed their understanding.

Support for pupils with SEND is variable. In the best examples, 'pupil passport' information enables teachers to adapt their teaching methods well. However, where targets and information are less specific, the support provided is less effective.

This leads to some pupils with SEND achieving less well than they are capable of and unable to produce high-quality work.

Some pupils take part in specialised reading programmes. Pupils benefit from personalised reading support.

They value the use of information technology in helping their reading progress. There is also a whole-school focus on choral repetition of new subject-specific vocabulary. This helps pupils to build greater confidence and fluency with their reading skills.

However, some pupils struggle to understand what they are reading.

The school is proud of the work it does with families. This has resulted in improved and sustained attendance levels.

Staff build positive relationships with pupils to encourage a team spirit. Teachers generally implement the behaviour policy consistently. That said, some low-level disruption was seen during lessons and around the school.

Pupils like the clarity of the 'learn and consequence' points. Many pupils report that they have received rewards and will persevere in order to receive the bigger prizes.

The school's mentoring provision supports pupils with their broader development.

Pupils confirm this. The school uses its rigorous analysis of behaviour patterns and trends to inform the personal development curriculum. For example, assemblies are held on how to stay safe outside of school.

However, the careers provision is variable. Some Year 11 pupils have not received timely advice on their next steps.

School and trust leaders have worked together to accurately identify areas for improvement.

These areas need to be effectively and rapidly implemented. This will enable pupils to achieve at a higher level. Staff enjoy working at the school.

They appreciate the support they receive from leaders.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• Sometimes, teaching does not use assessment strategies well enough to check pupils' knowledge and understanding.

This means that pupils are less able to embed key ideas, use their knowledge fluently and develop their understanding. The school should ensure that teachers know how to use assessment strategies effectively. ? The ambition of the curriculum is not consistently realised in lessons.

This means that some pupils, including those with SEND, are unable to progress through the curriculum as well as they should. Leaders should ensure that the delivery of the curriculum enables these pupils to produce high-quality work.


When we have judged a school to be good, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on an ungraded inspection. However, if we find evidence that a school would now receive a higher or lower grade, then the next inspection will be a graded inspection, which is carried out under section 5 of the Act.

Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the ungraded inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will deem the ungraded inspection a graded inspection immediately.

This is the second ungraded inspection since we judged the school to be good in April 2015.

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