Oasis Academy MediaCityUK


Name Oasis Academy MediaCityUK
Website http://www.oasisacademymediacityuk.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 June 2016
Address King William Street, Salford, Manchester, M50 3UQ
Phone Number 01618866500
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 617 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Salford
Percentage Free School Meals 34.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 42.1%
Persisitent Absence 13.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for support by the pupil premium (additional funding for disadvantaged pupils) is well above the national average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is broadly average. The school works with Salford Open Learning to offer alternative provision for a small number of pupils in Years 10 and 11. In addition, a few pupils attend the Salford Pupil Referral Unit. Nearly four out of every five teachers have joined the school since the previous inspection. However, staffing is now stable and there are no vacancies or temporary teachers. The school receives support from St Patrick’s and Oasis Limeside Teaching Schools. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school does not meet the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and achievement.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The principal has created the conditions which have led to the rapid improvement in the school through a combination of clarity, determination and humanity. She exemplifies the school’s ethos which is committed to the success of every pupil. She is very well supported by senior and middle leaders and the whole staff team. The support and challenge from the academy council and the sponsor have improved and are now rigorous. Teachers know their subjects and the pupils well. This helps them plan effectively to ensure that pupils’ learning is rapid. Pupils are well looked after and are properly safeguarded. The progress of pupils currently in the school matches that typically seen in other schools. Gaps have closed between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and those who start the school speaking little English, and others. Attendance has improved and is above the national average. Behaviour has improved. Pupils typically behave well and try hard in lessons. Pupils respect each other and get on well together around the school. The school’s work to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness links to the school’s values. It is highly effective. The school’s increasing effectiveness has set the foundations for continuing improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Over time, outcomes for pupils have been far too low. Deficits in pupils’ learning from the past still need to be made up. Teachers could expect even more from the most able and from pupils in key stage 3. A few younger pupils lack the self-discipline needed to get the most from lessons. These pupils have not fully accepted the school’s positive culture.