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In 2009, Oasis opened its first Oasis Academy Shirley Park in the east of the London borough of Croydon. Since then Oasis Academy Ryelands followed in 2014, with Oasis Academy Arena opening its doors in 2015. Together the Academies ensure that local young people in the neighbourhoods of Addiscombe and South Norwood have the best possible start in life and collectively provide events and social opportunities for the wider community. Recently, the hub has won funding to help run an arts and music festival in the high-profile park that shares its name.
Serving the community of Old Coulsdon in South London, the hub is centred around Oasis Academy Byron (primary), Oasis Academy Coulsdon (secondary) and Mulberry Bush Pre-School. Through partnerships in the community the hub is involved with a number of activities including an over 60s group and a regular ‘Chill and Chat’ gathering for community interaction and personal and spiritual reflection.
Through an extended youth service, the hub offers a range of provisions for young people between 4-19 years old as well as pioneering relationship-building and character strengthening volunteering opportunities. The hub is also home to the original Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Enfield which helps young people achieve their potential, achieve great results and nurture character and values.
Through its extensive chaplaincy work and range of youth clubs and activities, Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield is not just a centre for exceptional education; it is a committed and active member of its local community. With a packed agenda of holiday clubs during the summer and other breaks, the Academy doors are rarely closed and through wider community activities such as the ‘knit and natter’ group it serves as a home from home for many members of the community.
At the heart of the historic island is the fledgling Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey. Through its extensive facilities such as 3G Astroturf and auditorium the Academy has become a true hub of activity. The auditorium has been used for weddings an engagement and even a World War II dinner and dance, Cubs, Scouts, and Beavers have all used the Academy for many varied events, including, fun days, weekly meetings even sleepovers, this coming December the Beavers will be holding a sleepover with Christmas dinner being provided for 200 children.
Located in Havering, Essex, the hub contains Oasis Academy Pinewood, a flourishing primary school. Working with a local church, the hub has pioneered an ‘English as an Additional Language’ programme for parents, empowering them to engage more fully in the education of their children. Recently the hub has secured funding from Greggs to start a breakfast club.
The newest addition to the Oasis family, the hub commenced in September with the opening of the new primary school Oasis Academy Putney. The hub seeks to fully embed itself into the life of the community and aspires to help nurture an environment whereby everyone, regardless of their background or starting point can achieve their full potential.
By the coast of Gillingham lies Oasis Academy Skinner Street. This community school is focused on nurturing the character of its pupils as well as delivering a first class education. Officially rated 'Good' by Ofsted, the Academy has deep roots in the nearby community.
Oasis has been working in Waterloo, London since 2003 when it founded a community church which is now thriving and fully integrated into the community. In the years since it was established the church has given birth to a range of community events such a foodbank, debt advice centre, the hub athletic youth football team and laid the foundations or the outstanding free school Oasis Academy South Bank. As the flagship hub of Oasis, it is fully integrated with each part of the community and is also home to Oasis Academy Johanna and Oasis Farm Waterloo, one of the most successful city farms in the UK.