Oasis Academy Marksbury Road

Name Oasis Academy Marksbury Road
Website http://www.oasisacademymarksburyroad.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Marksbury Road, Bedminster, BS3 5JL
Phone Number 01173126500
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 270 (53.3% boys 46.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 22.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16.6%
Persisitent Absence 7.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 July 2018)
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Information about this school

Oasis Marksbury Road was opened in 2015 as a two-form entry school for pupils aged 4 to 11. It started with one class of Reception children. At the time of the inspection there were two Reception classes, two Year 1 classes and one Year 2 class. The school continues to grow year by year. The school is currently smaller than the average-sized school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils from ethnic minority groups is below the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is average. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club. The Trust Board of Oasis Community Learning provide governance in partnership with the regional director.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The principal’s strong leadership and determined approach is at the heart of this highly successful school. She has a clear direction for its future. The principal, ably supported by the academy trust, has developed a very strong culture of high expectations. The school’s motto ‘building and achieving brilliance’ is reflected in all aspects of school life. Teachers make very effective use of assessment information to provide teaching that matches pupils’ needs closely. Precise guidance and skilful questioning help pupils to improve at a fast rate. Pupils achieve very well in reading, writing and mathematics. In all year groups a higher than average proportion of pupils achieve the standards expected for their age. A substantial proportion of pupils exceed them. Pupils develop knowledge across a wide range of subjects. Topic work sparks pupils’ interests. The use of a special event to begin each topic enthuses pupils. Children get off to an excellent start to their education in early years. Outstanding teaching ensures that children make rapid progress from their starting points. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make strong progress from their different starting points. The rich and stimulating curriculum engages pupils extremely well in their learning. Carefully planned topics deepen pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of subjects. Behaviour in and around school is exemplary. Pupils have very positive attitudes to their learning and enjoy coming to school. Safeguarding takes high priority. Procedures for ensuring that pupils are kept safe are very thorough. The trust’s ethos and ‘nine habits’ permeate the school. Pupils celebrate differences between them and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures. In some year groups boys do not achieve as well as girls. Leaders have a programme in place to tackle this. Leaders have secure plans in place to ensure that this high-quality provision is maintained as the school grows and pupils move up into key stage 2.