Enfield was the very first academy opened by Oasis in September 2007. Since then we have grown from a collection of Portakabins on our car park to a thriving learning community in a £30M building. In September 2012 we opened our Sixth Form in £1.2M facilities on Innova Park. 200 students now continue their education in a wide range of post-16 A-levels and BTEC qualifications. With 95% attendance and a growing academic reputation, Oasis Academy Enfield is popular with local parents who value a winning combination of high standards and outstanding care, guidance and support. Our last OfSTED in 2010 pronounced the school to be "good" with eight outstanding features.
Our success and reputation with parents has led us to be over-subscribed in all year groups with over 1100 students now enjoying the benefits of belonging to a learning family that inspires hope, celebrates achievement and educates for life. There are many reasons that make our Academy worthy of your consideration, but I have chosen five particularly worth mentioning:
Our academic success
After three years of exam results at GCSE we are pleased to have established ourselves as a school with scores above the national average with a rising trend of achievement for all across the curriculum.
We were delighted with our excellent GCSE and A Level results in 2014.
63% of students achieved 5A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths. Students make exceptional progress in both English and Maths and our ‘EBacc’ score (demonstrating success in all 5 of the traditional academic subjects) is the highest in the Oasis family of academies.
OAE is in the top 13% of schools nationally for value added (Ofsted Raise Report, January 2015), in the top 90 schools in the country for sustaining improvement at GCSE and is one of the most improved schools in the country for the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils (Letter from Ministry of State for Schools, February 2015).
Our 95% success rate and rapidly increasing proportion of top A*-B grades at A level has enabled students to progress to their desired university courses. Results in our vocational courses were similarly impressive with 90% of students achieving Distinctions or Merits ensuring that all students are able to move on to both Higher Education and employment.
We are proud of our students’ achievement which reflects the combined hard work of students, teachers and parents.
Our outstanding facilities
Our £30M inspirational building has state-of-the-art classroom facilities as well as specialist areas for sport and performing arts. The central atrium provides a focal point to the building and is used as a meeting point, lunchtime café and learning space. The corridors and classrooms are serviced by a display technician who works with the staff to provide a stimulating environment for learning. In September 2012 we received £1.2M to convert an office building on Innova Park into our new Sixth Form Centre, which combines study, teaching and social facilities.
Our roots in the community
Our long-established three youth centres in the area have hundreds of young people come through their doors each week, with Oasis youth leaders carrying on the good work of Oasis teachers by day. Our church also stands at the heart of the community for those who wish to worship and socialise with others.
Every student belongs to a Learning Family led by a teacher from the Academy known as the Learning Guide. Learning Families meet every day to monitor academic progress and learn about Personal, Social and Health issues.
Parents and carers receive detailed reports four times a year providing information on progress, attendance, behaviour and general wellbeing. In addition to this students, parents and carers meet with subject teachers at Parents’ Evenings to discuss progress. Students respond to this care by developing trusting relationships with both adults and other students in the Academy.
Our programme for getting students into work
Achieving good exam results is very important but it is not the only important factor in getting on in the world. Business leaders on Innova Park tell us that it is important for employees to turn up on time, dress appropriately, show good attitudes and work hard. We work closely with businesses such as Sony to give students a long-term work experience placement.
We are one of only eight schools in the country to belong to The Access Project, which finds 100 of our 15-18 year old students a weekly mentoring appointment with graduates in some of London's top businesses including legal, finance and publishing companies.
To sum up, the young people who join the Academy have access to excellent facilities, exciting opportunities and first class support. They are subject to high expectations and are stretched and challenged in their learning and personal development. All students are treated as individuals; there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Personalising learning is our aim, giving students the education they need and want. Learning is active, hands on, engaging and fun.
Oasis Academy Enfield is a school for the community and a school for the 21st Century, preparing our young people for their future. As we grow we are guided by our mission statement, which commits us to building trust with parents by being credible, acting reliably, building relationships and going the extra mile to meet the needs of each child.