Planning application for new secondary school at The Park

Residents can comment until 24 November

Main image: proposed new school site at The Park. Pictures courtesy of Wates Construction.

A full planning application has been submitted to Bristol City Council for a new secondary school at The Park on Daventry Road.

Residents have until 24 November to comment on the proposals for the 900-place Oasis South Bristol Academy – which will take pupils aged from 11-16 and have around 100 full time education staff. It will be managed by multi school and academy trust the Oasis Charitable Trust.

Wates Construction has been appointed by the Department for Education as the contractor to deliver the new school, working with education provider Oasis Community Learning. 

The site is shared with The Park – with the old centre to be demolished and a newer facility currently being built. Both sites will share an access road off Daventry Road.

In the proposals, two new buildings will be located to the north of the site – consisting of a three storey school teaching block and a sports building with activity studio, including a double height sports hall.

The main square/plaza in front of the school will provide “a shared open space for pupils and visitors” and include tree planting and landscaping.

Planned entrance plaza at the front of the school.

Vehicles will access the site via the one-way road from Newquay Road and into the car park adjacent to the school – and exit onto Daventry Road.

Pedestrian and cycle access will also be from Newquay Road, along a shared path round into the entrance plaza. A secondary pedestrian/cycle access is to be provided to connect the school with Daventry Road.

The plans say “sustainable methods of transport are highly encouraged, with ample cycle parking provision allocated” – a total of 180 student, 20 staff and 10 visitor cycle spaces would be provided, 200 of those covered.

The proposed site layout provides shared sports facilities for the school and The Park – this includes grass pitches and a full size football pitch.

A three-court hard surface Mixed Use Games Area (MUGA) will include tennis, netball and 5-a-side football.

Visual of site showing pitches – buildings in white for illustrative purposes.

Outline planning permission was secured for the school in September 2020, following public consultation.

To view the full plans and comment on the Bristol City Council portal visit: https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=R18CHGDNIIZ00

Deadline for comments is 24 November.