Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue

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Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue

Name Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue
Website www.oasisacademyhendersonavenue.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 November 2014
Address Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 7RW
Phone Number 01724842518
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 683 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority North Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 31.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36%
Persisitent Absence 13.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue converted to become an academy on 1st December 2012. It is part of a larger academy trust. When its predecessor school, Henderson Avenue Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall. The academy is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for support through the pupil premium funding is higher than average. The pupil premium is additional funding to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. Early years provision is part time with children attending either a morning session or an afternoon one. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher provides excellent leadership and direction. With strong support from her senior and subject leaders, she is driving improvements in teaching and learning. Governance is good. Governors and directors of the academy trust are fiercely ambitious for the academy and hold the leaders effectively to account. Behaviour around the academy is good, and in lessons pupils have good attitudes to learning. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. The academy has good safeguarding procedures. Teaching over time is good. Teachers plan interesting lessons to engage pupils in their learning and, as a result, their achievement is good and improving. The additional adults who support learning in the classroom are effective in helping pupils to achieve well. Pupils make good progress as they move through the academy and reach average standards for their age at the end of Year 6. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. The early years provides children with a good start to their education. From their mostly below typical starting points, children make good progress during their time in both Nursery and Reception classes. Parents and carers are very happy with the quality of education and care provided for their children. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most able pupils do not make sufficiently rapid progress to reach the higher levels in reading, writing and mathematics because work is not always hard enough to challenge them. Resources and activities in the early years outdoor area do not provide enough opportunities for children to develop their knowledge and skills in all areas of learning.