Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Wrap Around Care

Young Carers

The whole of Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary is committed to meeting the needs of Young Carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their potential. Mrs Downton is the designated Young Carers School Lead for the Primary phase, with responsibility for Young Carers and their families. She is available to meet with parents and children to discuss their caring role, please contact her via the main office on either site. Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary has a designated Young Carers Senior Leadership School Lead, Ms. Botley, with strategic responsibility to support Young Carers in our school, liasing closely with Croydon Local Authority. Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with the Croydon Young Carers service and other support agencies. Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support pupils and their families. We actively seek feedback and ideas from Young Carers and their families to shape and improve our support. 


There are occasions when children are prescribed medicines, such as antibiotics, even though the doctor regards them as fit to attend school. The Academy would prefer NOT to become involved in the administration of such medicines, but sometimes we feel it is appropriate if your child is well enough to return to school and needs to complete their course of medication. Please speak to the office as each case is different. Children who need medicine as part of a chronic condition, such as asthma, diabetes, attend the office for their medicine as necessary. A member of staff will complete a care plan with parent/carers for their child.


We work closely with a number of services who are able to support us in partnership to offer the wrap around care each of our young people needs to be healthy, happy and confident in their place in the world.