Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

There is so much learning, you can't resist it! 

Ofsted, 2019

We are delighted you are thinking of applying for a place with us! 

Here at Oasis Academy Shirley Park it is our mission to support your child on their path to success. We believe each and every one of our young people is capable of reaching their potential with the support of the academy, family and friends. With our all-inclusive admission process, and strong ethos of equality and healthy relationships, we know you will feel right at home here with us.

Our staff are dedicated to the highest quality of teaching, no matter what your starting point is. We get to know our students and do our best to tailor our lessons to suit each and every one of them - whether they need a little extra support or a bit more challenge! This is reflected in our academy results as our progress scores continue to be above average each year, and end of phase results very strong. 

When you become part of our academy you become part of the Oasis Academy Shirley Park family, and therefore we hope to create an environment where we can work in partnership together to reach a shared goal - helping our young people reach their potential and feel ready for the next phase of their education. 

Oasis Horizons is a scheme that was introduced into every Oasis Academy in 2021, every student from Reception - Year 13 is provided with an iPad to give them access to enhanced online learning. For more information view our Oasis Horizons page under About Us.

Our Published Admissions Numbers

Nursery 2024/2025 - 52 spaces 

2024/2025 - 60 spaces* (children already in Nursery at the academy at the time Reception applications must be completed by, will have a guaranteed place in Reception secured for them (application required)

Year Group Numbers
2024 - 2025

Year 1 - 90 places (3 classes)
Year 2 - 90 places (3 classes)
Year 3 - 90 places (3 classes)
Year 4 - 120 places (4 classes)
Year 5 - 90 places (3 classes)
Year 6 - 90 places (3 classes)
Year 7

2024/2025 - 180 spaces* (children already in Year 6 at the academy at the time Secondary applications must be completed by, will have a place in Year 7 secured for them (application required))

Year 12 2024/2025 - 115 spaces* (minus students eligible to transfer from the academy’s own Year 11 at the time Sixth Form applications must be completed by)

* where fewer than the allocated number of Oasis Academy Shirley Park students transfer into these spaces, offers will be made to external applicants.

Local Authority Establishment number (DFE) - 306/6909

Nursery Admissions

Our Nursery takes 3-4 year olds in the year before they start Reception. We have one intake in September and in-year admissions if there are spaces. The Nursery is at the Lower School (Stroud Green Way) next to the Reception Classrooms.
Children who are offered a place are offered either mornings or afternoons, or both depending on what was stipulated on the application form. 
More information about the Nursery admissions process can be found by visiting our Nursery Admissions Page and looking at our Nursery Admission Arrangements. 

Primary (Reception) or Secondary (Year 7) Admissions

If you are a Parent or Carer and wish to apply for a place in Reception or Year 7 at Oasis Academy Shirley Park for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form via the Croydon Council Website.
For information about the application process, oversubscripton criteria, tie break procedures, waiting list, appeals and more, please see our Admissions Arrangements for the academic year you would like to apply for. 

The process of allocating places will begin after the closing dates for applications - Year 7 - 31st October 2024 and Reception - 15th January 2025. If you have missed this deadline please contact Croydon Council admissions, please see contact details in the panel on the right.

Sixth Form Admissions

Thank you for choosing to apply to the number one sixth form in Croydon! Please see our Sixth Form page for more information on our courses and provision here. To apply, please click here. 

In-Year Admissions

We welcome initial enquiries from parents and carers who would like information regarding in-year admission to the Academy and our waiting lists. Please see contact details for the different phases in the panel on the right. All In-Year admissions besides Nursery are administered by Croydon Council Admissions.

Nursery admissions are handled by the Primary Phase of the Academy, please contact the primary phase for availability of spaces..

We look forward to welcoming you into our family!

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy

Academy Prospectus

Have you any questions or want to visit us?

We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about life at Oasis Academy Shirley Park or the application process to join our family. Open Events will take place in the Academy this year.

Ways to Contact Us

Lower and Middle Schools Admissions 
(Nursery, Reception, Years 1 - 6)
Contact: Mrs K. Clark  
020 8656 0222 x78372

Upper School Admissions
(Years 7-11):
Contact: Admissions
020 8656 0222 

Sixth Form/Post 16 Admissions 
(Year 12):
Contact: Kellie Bloomfield
020 8656 0222 x78367

Croydon Council Admissions
020 8726 6400 
To be directed to the website, click here.