FAQs

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, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

FAQs

What can/can't my child bring to school?

We do not allow children to bring toys, games or mobile phones with them to the academy. Such items will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. If a child needs to bring their mobile home these are to handed in to the teacher or office in the morning. The Academy does not take responsibility for any items brought to school.

How do i pay for school lunches?

Academy lunches are paid for at the office and cost £2.50 per lunch. Please use a marked envelope for the money. Free Academy meals are available to those families in receipt of Child Tax Credit, Job Seekers’ Allowance or Income Support. Please bring proof of your entitlement to the Academy office, where the relevant paperwork can be completed.

What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?

None at all. All places at the Academy will be free and available to the local community within an admission policy that mirrors the admissions arrangements for other local community schools. Students will be accepted irrespective of ability or faith.

Are Oasis Academies faith schools?

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.

Who funds academies?

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.

What is an academy?

Academies are state-funded independent schools and in many cases, join an academy network or family.  

What do i do if my child is sick?

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please contact the Academy office before 8.45am. If your child is unwell for consecutive days, please contact the Academy on each day that they are unable to attend.

Can my child wear jewellery and accessories?

No jewellery should be worn apart from small stud-type earrings. Small discrete watches may be worn. Any religious jewellery should be worn beneath clothing.

Does my child have to wear school uniform?

We strongly believe in the importance of school uniform as we believe it helps create a strong sense of identity and unity. As such it is compulsory that it is worn at all times of the school day.  

What happens if I am running late at the end of the day?

It is important that children should be picked up from the Academy promptly. If for any reason you are going to be late, please contact the Academy so we know what is happening. It can be very distressing for the child if we do not know anything. All children who are picked up late will be brought to the front entrance hall.


Parents/carers are reminded that all children in Key Stage 1 must be brought to, and met from the Academy at all times by a responsible parent/carer. 

What is your parental feedback procedure?

We believe the support and confidence of parents to be essential to the students' welfare and we are happy to see you on any issue. If the matter is really urgent a senior member of staff will normally see you as soon as possible. However, specific staff will not be able to see parents without an appointment. Please email, write or telephone: an appointment can usually be arranged at short notice.