Oasis Academy Bank Leaze


Name Oasis Academy Bank Leaze
Website www.oasisacademybankleaze.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 June 2016
Address Corbet Close, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0SN
Phone Number 01275894580
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 201 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.1
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 38.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.9%
Persisitent Absence 8.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oasis Academy Bank Leaze is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to give extra support to pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by Year 6. The school is part of Oasis Community Learning Multi-Academy Trust and is governed by a national board, a regional academy director and a local academy council. A breakfast club, managed by the academy board, is operated by the school. The school’s website complies with statutory requirements. The school serves an area of very high social mobility, with levels of deprivation that are much higher than average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school’s vision of ‘ambitious students with the character and skills to choose their own path’ is lived out in reality. The principal and those responsible for governance have created strong teams, which are rapidly improving the quality of teaching, assessment and learning. Standards are rising and pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils’ progress accelerates in Year 6 and is outstanding in this year. By the end of their time at Bank Leaze, pupils are well prepared to move into secondary school. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs or disability make particularly strong gains in their learning and make as much, and often more, progress than their peers. Teachers expect much of the pupils and use assessment information well to plan lessons that match the needs of each pupil in their class. Children in the early years make outstanding progress. Staff plan exciting and stimulating activities for individual children. Consequently, children develop a love of learning, are curious and are becoming independent in their learning. The welfare of pupils, many of whom face challenging circumstances in their lives, is very well managed and is very effective at meeting their individual needs. Pupils’ behaviour in class and around school is impeccable and they have a high regard for both their classmates and for the adults who work with them. Attendance is rising. The school goes that ‘extra mile’ to reach out to parents and to make sure that pupils whose attendance is interrupted quickly catch up so that none are disadvantaged. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of pupils making more than expected progress in reading and mathematics is not as high as it is in writing because pupils are not challenged to achieve to the very best of their ability. Homework is not used well enough to extend and develop pupils’ understanding of the work they have done in class. Pupils’ speaking, individual writing and mathematical reasoning skills are not developed well enough across the curriculum.