Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

FAQs

Here you can find out most frequently asked questions from current and prospective parents/carers.

If the answer to your question isn't on our website or on this list, please feel free to contact us, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

FAQs

What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?

None at all.  All places at the Academy will be free and available to the local community within an admission policy that mirrors the admissions arrangements for other local community schools.  Students will be accepted irrespective of ability or faith

Are Oasis Academies faith schools?

Staff and students of all faiths are welcome to be part of each Oasis Academy and faith is not a factor in the admissions criteria for the school.  The academies are 'schools of religious character' in order to enable Oasis' ethos of inclusion, which is grounded on the Christian faith, to be prominent in the school's character.

Who funds academies?

Academies are publicly funded independent schools.  The majority of the funding comes direct from central government.  The  Education Funding Agency  (formerly the YPLA)  will fund the annual running costs of the academies via a grant each academic year.  The sponsor has responsibility for the day to day running of the academy.  Oasis academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, an exempt charity.

What is an academy?

Academies are state-funded independent schools and in many cases, join an academy network or family.  

What do i do if my child is sick?

If your child is too unwell to come into school you must notify the academy office as soon as you can. Pupil absences are recorded and on return we expect a letter of explanation. 

You must contact the academy each day that your child is unwell. 

If you child becomes sick during the school day, they will be instructed to visit the school nurse who will assess the extent of the illness and call appropriate parents/carers. 

Can my child wear jewellery and accessories?

The school is not liable for any jewellery that is lost or stolen and teaching staff will not look after jewellery. Pupils should have a bag/case in which to place the earrings during PE or swimming. For parents of children in Year 4 who attend swimming the wearing of earrings is forbidden by Manchester City council regulations. Pupils may wear plain gold or silver studs for school. Children should not wear earrings to school unless they are able to take them out and put them back in without assistance.  A watch may be worn.  No other jewellery should be worn to school. All jewellery is to be removed during PE to comply with health and safety regulations.

Does my child have to wear school uniform?

We strongly believe in the importance of school uniform as we believe it helps create a strong sense of identity and unity.  As such it is compulsory that it is worn at all times of the school day.