Newest local school is ‘Outstanding’

Pupils, parents and staff at the area’s newest school have been celebrating after inspectors Ofsted judged it ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Oasis Academy Marksbury Road only opened in September 2015 but has got off to a flying start – becoming only the second ‘Outstanding’ school in inner South Bristol.

School inspectors highlighted that Principal Clare Robinson has instilled “high expectations of both pupils and staff,” determined “every child, regardless of background or starting point, makes excellent progress.”

The report stated: “The school’s motto, ‘building and achieving brilliance’ permeates all aspects of its work.  As a result, pupils thrive, and their achievements are outstanding.”

Inspectors were impressed with the teaching and learning they found in each classroom with teachers forming “very strong relationships with their pupils.”

The school is also credited for creating a safe, happy and warm environment pupils are encouraged to look after one another and demonstrate “high levels of care and friendship.”

One parent commented that staff at the school “put the happiness and well-being of the children at the centre of all they do.”

Principal of Oasis Academy Marksbury Road, Clare Robinson, says: “We are delighted with this fantastic report from Ofsted.  Three years since opening, we are grateful to all those who have been instrumental in helping us to establish this happy school where the children make such great progress…”