Oasis Academy South Bank

Name Oasis Academy South Bank
Website http://www.oasisacademysouthbank.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 24 June 2015
Address 75 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HS
Phone Number 02079214200
Type Academy
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 667 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 12.0
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Lambeth
Percentage Free School Meals 41.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.5%
Persisitent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The academy opened in September 2013, with the first cohort of 120 students entering Year 7. There are now two year groups in the academy, Year 7 and Year 8. A new cohort will join the academy each year until it enrols all students from Year 7 through to Year 11. The academy expects to have 600 students on roll when full. Senior leaders, including the Academy Council and Oasis Community Learning Board of Trustees, are in the process of meeting the Department for Education to finalise the opening of a sixth form centre. If permission is granted, the sixth form centre is expected to enrol 240 students. The academy operates an extended school day. The first part of the day runs from 8.00am to 3.00pm, when students are taught the English Baccalaureate core subjects which include English, mathematics, science, humanities and languages. The second session, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm, focuses on all students taking part in compulsory enrichment activities. The proportion of students who are of a minority ethnic heritage is high, as is the proportion of those who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is well above the national average. The proportion of students supported by pupil premium funding is well above average. This is additional government funding to support students known to eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. The academy does not use or have any alternative provision. The academy is sponsored by Oasis, a multi academy trust. Oasis is a Christian organisation which sets out to serve all, regardless of faith. The academy has all key staff in place and further appointments will be made each year as the number of students on roll increases. The academy is new, with the first cohorts in Key Stage 3. The first cohort will take the GCSE examinations in three years time when the results will be reported. Most physical education is taught off site because the academy does not currently have a sports hall and playground. The auditorium, dining room and break out spaces are used for recreation. Lambeth local authority have given planning permission for the Academy Council to build a sports hall. A grant has been secured for the proposed sports hall; the Academy Council also expects to have two to three terraced play areas for students. Additional funding is, however, required to develop the building project.