Oasis Academy Shirley Park

Name Oasis Academy Shirley Park
Website http://www.oasisacademyshirleypark.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Shirley Road, Croydon, CR9 7AL
Phone Number 02086560222
Type Academy
Age Range 3-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1879 (51.8% boys 48.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 31.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31%
Persisitent Absence 15.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (30 April 2019)
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Information about this school

The school is a non-selective all-through academy in the London Borough of Croydon. The school is on three sites. The secondary phase and sixth form are at Shirley Road, Nursery and key stage 2 are at Long Lane, and key stage 1 is at Stroud Green. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The school uses two alternative providers, Springboard, Croydon and Road to Success, Croydon.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The new co-principals have high aspirations and a good understanding of the school’s strengths and the areas that still need development. Senior leaders provide strategic and strong leadership. However, several initiatives are new, and the impact needs to be measured in a timely and robust way. The majority of teaching is strong and enables pupils to achieve well. Nevertheless, there is still inconsistency in the quality of teaching, which means that some pupils do not make the progress of which they are capable. The sixth form is good. Sixth-form students attend regularly. They make very strong progress on academic courses. In the 2018 GCSE examinations, pupils made progress in line with the national average. In the 2018 early years and primary assessments, pupils made progress well above the national average. Leaders have ensured that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well throughout the school. The knowledge-based curriculum is broad and engages pupils’ interests. Pupils of all ages and abilities have opportunities to develop their personal and social skills through a comprehensive extra-curricular programme. Leaders and teachers check pupils’ progress regularly. Pupils identified as being at risk of falling behind receive additional support and catch up. Most pupils behave well both in lessons and during breaktimes. They are respectful and polite. Current information shows that both disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are making stronger progress in line with their peers. This is because the support they receive is better matched to their needs. While improving, pupils’ attendance remains below the national average.