Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


At Oasis Academy Shirley Park we provide a rich and balanced education and range of experiences which provide young people with opportunities to explore and develop their values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal conduct, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

The ethos of Oasis Academy Shirley Park is rooted in Christian-based core values, which include valuing everyone and protecting individual rights to freedom and choice, working actively against discrimination and social exclusion, and respecting the beliefs and practices of others. We actively promote SMSC and British values as integral parts of each student’s learning experience at Oasis Academy Shirley Park, to develop well-rounded, active and responsible British citizens.


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Extra Curricular / trips



Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Eye Openers – sign language.

Independent Learning – linking to polite, prepared and productive.

World Religion Day.



Humanities lessons – study of faiths.

CVA lessons – expression of thoughts and feelings.

Life in the Universe external speaker.

Handicap International external speaker.

Juniper Hall Field Centre Geography trip.

Promotion of Independence – 19 Independent Learning Statements, including listening (statement 2), showing curiosity (statement 13), speaking up (statement 16) and showing resilience (statement 18).

Croydon Drop in Talk Bus each month.

Chaplaincy team – Reflective Space.

Time 4 Me Weekly meetings.

Student questionnaires.


Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Eye Openers – 3 P’s, e-safety.

Anti-bullying resources.



Extremism and Radicalisation.

Fair trade.

RE lessons – right and wrong, civil and criminal law, ethical issues and personal values.

Growing Against Gangs and Violence workshops.

Samaritans external speaker.

Amnesty external speaker.

Conduct policy and warning systems.

Transition process and Year 7 Harmony Camp – introduce ethos and expectations of conduct.

Playing sport – fairly and following rules of the game.

Fundraising – Harvest for Hope, Christmas shoe box appeal, Oasis Zimbabwe and Belgium.


Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work; engagement with fundamental British values.

Eye Openers – careers and aspirations, drug abuse, The Big Business Challenge, Health and well being.

Working and learning cooperatively.

Croydon Youth Parliament.

Student led Assemblies.

House Assemblies.

PE lessons - Supporting Britain and British sports players in events such as the Olympics, the World Cup, Commonwealth Games.

Theatre visits.

Harmony Camp.

Y11 Study and Residential at Kingswood.

Career and networking opportunities – Allianz and Goldman Sachs partnerships, mentors from Business in the Community, Year 10 work experience.

Skills London 2015 Trip.

Goldsmiths University Aim Higher trip.

Debate Mate and Jack Petchy.

I am Beautiful workshop.

Road safety workshop.

Leadership opportunities – Humanutopia heroes, Step Up heroes, Student Leadership Team and House Captains.

Celebration of achievement – House Assemblies, VIP certificates, Polite Prepared, Productive badges, certificates for attendance and achievement, Sports Awards Ceremony.


Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Eye Openers – Continents.

Black History Month.


Remembrance Day.


Black History Month.

Oasis Zimbabwe

World Religion Day.

Humanities lessons – study of history of British events and the monarchy.

Medieval London trip.

SOAS University (Africa & Chinese New Year).

South Africa Study day.

War Child UK external speaker.

Overseas trips – skiing, Belgian Battlefields.

Ambassador Barzun’s visit.

South Africa Study Day.

‘I AM’ performer for Black History Month.

Community language exams.