Here you can find out most frequently asked questions from current and prospective parents/carers.
If the answer to your question isn't on our website or on this list, please feel free to contact us using the form, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
- What can/can't my child bring to school?
- What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?
- Are Oasis Academies faith schools?
- Who funds academies?
- What is an academy?
- What do i do if my child is sick?
- Can my child wear jewellery and accessories?
- Does my child have to wear school uniform?
- Can anyone join the academy or is there a catchment area?
- How do i get hold of my child's class teacher?
Staff and students of all faiths are welcome to be part of each Oasis Academy and faith is not a factor in the admissions criteria for the school. The academies are 'schools of religious character' in order to enable Oasis' ethos of inclusion, which is grounded on the Christian faith, to be prominent in the school's character.
Academies are publicly funded independent schools. The majority of the funding comes direct from central government. The Education Funding Agency (formerly the YPLA) will fund the annual running costs of the academies via a grant each academic year. The sponsor has responsibility for the day to day running of the academy. Oasis academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, an exempt charity.
If your child is too unwell to come into school you must notify the academy office as soon as you can or before 8.45am. Pupil absences are recorded and on return we expect a letter of explanation.
You must contact the academy each day that your child is unwell.
If you child becomes sick during the school day, they will be instructed to visit the school nurse who will assess the extent of the illness and call appropriate parents/carers.
All places at the Academy are free and available to the local community within an admissions policy which mirrors the admissions arrangements for community schools in Birmingham. Students will be accepted irrespective of ability or faith. Full details about admission to the Academy can be found on the Admissions section of the website.