Oasis Academy Brightstowe

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Oasis Academy Brightstowe
OA Brightswoe Logo.png
Penpole Lane

BS11 0EB

Coordinates51°29′27″N 2°40′11″W / 51.4908°N 2.6698°W / 51.4908; -2.6698Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 2°40′11″W / 51.4908°N 2.6698°W / 51.4908; -2.6698
TrustOasis Community Learning
Department for Education URN135671 Tables
PrincipalJoe Docherty
Age11 to 19
HousesMcKinley, Everest, Kilimanjaro

Oasis Academy Brightstowe is a secondary school with academy status in Bristol, England. It opened in September 2008 in the buildings of the former Portway Community School.


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.[1] Oasis Community Learning sponsor ten other academies across the UK, including South Bristol, Grimsby, Immingham, Enfield, Salford, Croydon and Southampton East and West.[2]


Oasis Academy Brightstowe is an independent Academy for 11- to 16-year-olds, located in Shirehampton in north Bristol. The Academy opened in September 2008 in the redeveloped buildings of the former Portway School.[3] The facilities include an on-site restaurant, sports hall and learning resource centre.


The specialism of the Academy is Mathematics and ICT with Business and Enterprise, and these disciplines are emphasised throughout the curriculum.[4]

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.

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  1. ^ "SMSC". Oasis Academy Brightstowe. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ Drabble, Emily (28 July 2013). "From British Airways to headship: leadership lessons from industry". Guardian. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Academy plans for Portway school". BBC. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Standing out for educational excellence". Education Business. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

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