Oasis Academy Limeside


Name Oasis Academy Limeside
Website www.oasisacademylimeside.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 June 2013
Address Third Avenue, Limeside, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 3SB
Phone Number 01616887535
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 404 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Oldham
Percentage Free School Meals 32.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.9%
Persisitent Absence 16.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oasis Academy Limeside converted to become an academy on September 1st 2011. When its predecessor school, Limeside Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding. It is an average-sized primary academy. There is a well-above average proportion of pupils known to be supported by the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for attainment and progress. Oasis Academy Limeside is a National Support School and National Teaching School that deploys staff to support schools in challenging circumstances. The Principal is a National Leader of Education. The academy has gained a number of national awards, including the Activemark, and holds Healthy School status.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The proportion of pupils attaining the expected level of attainment by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics is above average. This represents outstanding achievement from their skill level on entry to academy, which is well below that expected for their age. Pupils make rapid and sustained progress in all year groups. Attainment in mathematics lags slightly behind that in reading and writing. Pupils are not always able to choose from a wide range of relevant equipment when investigating practical number problems. Much of the teaching is outstanding and never less than consistently good. Teachers deliver lessons that help pupils to learn exceptionally well. Teaching assistants provide high-quality support for pupils. Staff show high levels of respect and courtesy for pupils and others. Pupils’ behaviour and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. They say they feel very safe in academy at all times. Pupils are very proud of their academy saying, ‘It’s like belonging to one big family’. The curriculum promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in an exceptional way. It provides highly positive experiences and rich opportunities for high-quality learning. The exceptional leadership of the principal ensures the pursuit of excellence in all of the academy’s activities. Senior leaders and academy council members focus relentlessly on improving teaching and learning and raising pupils’ achievement. The procedures for checking how well the academy is doing and for identifying areas for development are outstanding. Action taken to bring about improvement is rigorously assessed to see if it is proving successful. The care of pupils whose circumstances might put them at risk is exceptional. Governance is extremely influential in driving the academy forward. Parents are very supportive of the academy and very appreciative of the care taken of their children. The academy’s ability to carry on making improvements is excellent.