Oasis Academy Brightstowe
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Oasis Academy Brightstowe is sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, which is a separate charity, but is part of the Oasis Global family. Oasis UK, a Christian organisation, was founded by Rev Steve Chalke M.B.E. in 1985, and began its work in the UK but now delivers educational, healthcare and housing projects throughout the world. Oasis Community Learning sponsor ten other academies across the UK, including South Bristol, Grimsby, Immingham, Enfield, Salford, Croydon and Southampton East and West.
Oasis Academy Brightstowe is an independent Academy for 11 to 16 year olds, located in Shirehampton, North Bristol. The Academy opened in September 2008 in the recently redeveloped buildings of the former Portway School. The facilities include an on-site restaurant, sports hall and learning resource centre. Currently Nazanin Jahared is head girl and Jack Harvey is Head Boy. Deputy head girl is Magda Dolega and deputy Head Boy is Xavier Barthelet.
Oasis Academy Brightstowe was given £1.8million to develop a 21st-century ICT capability, providing current technology, a Learning Resource Centre, access to Wi-Fi Internet and a Virtual Learning Environment.