Oasis Academy Long Cross

Name Oasis Academy Long Cross
Website http://www.oasisacademylongcross.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 September 2016
Address Long Cross, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0LP
Phone Number 01179030333
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Unknown
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 484
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.5
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority 801
Percentage Free School Meals 48.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.3%
Persisitent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a larger than average primary school and is part of Oasis Community Learning (OCL), a well-established academy sponsor that serves communities nationally. Oasis Academy Long Cross became a sponsored academy on 1 January 2014. OCL governs the school overall. Local governance is undertaken by the local academy council. National governance is undertaken through the national office and regional academy director on behalf of the OCL board. The board oversees the work on aspects such as finance, business and accounting. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above the national average. There is a specialist resource base for children with severe and complex learning difficulties, placed by Bristol local authority. There is a Nursery on site which is managed by the academy council. In 2015, the school met the government’s current floor standard which is the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the opening of the school, senior leaders have taken rapid action to improve the quality of education provided for pupils. Leaders’ aspirations for their pupils are consistently high. Oasis Community Learning (OCL) robustly holds leaders to account. Pupils’ attainment has risen considerably and continues to rise for current pupils in the school. Standards in writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mathematics are typically in line with those achieved nationally. Pupils’ progress from their starting points has improved rapidly and is now good, including the progress of disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Teaching is typically good. Teachers have high expectations of their pupils and use assessment information to plan work that builds on what pupils already know and understand. The specialist resource base provides exceptionally well for its pupils. Consequently, learning needs are met and pupils make strong progress. The level of challenge in lessons is consistently high, including for those identified as the most able. In the early years, standards continue to rise steeply and provision is good. Children settle into routines quickly and grasp every opportunity to learn. The curriculum on offer is impressive. Safeguarding is effective. A clear culture of safeguarding practice prevails across the school. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils’ attitudes to learning are positive. Pupils enjoy the challenges set for them. Pupils feel safe and they say they enjoy school. Parents are very positive about the school and the education provided for their children. They recognise the substantial improvements made since the school opened.