Oasis Academy Mayfield

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Oasis Academy Mayfield
OA Mayfield Logo.png
The Grove (pedestrian entrance)
Ashley Crescent (vehicle entrance)

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SO19 9NA

MottoDream it, Believe it, Achieve it.
Local authoritySouthampton
PrincipalClaire Taylor
Age11 to 16
Colour(s)Red      Blue     

Oasis Academy Mayfield is a city academy in Southampton, England, run by Oasis Community Learning (a foundation established by the Oasis Trust) with approximately 900 pupils.[1]

The Academy was established in 2008, when two local secondary schools merged; Woolston School Language College in Porchester Road, Woolston, and Grove Park Business and Enterprise College in the Grove, Weston. Due to the number of combined students, the Academy initially operated as a split site with the Key Stage 3 students (Years 7, 8 & 9) being taught at The Grove and Key Stage 4 students (Years 10 & 11) being taught at Porchester Road.

In the early months of forming a new Academy, both students and staff faced a number of challenges as they adjusted to teaching and learning across the split site.[2][3] Following a meeting between parents and local MP, John Denham, acting Head Ruth Johnson was replaced by John Toland on 24 November 2008, who officially took up the post of Principal on 2 March 2009.[4][5][6][7]

In 2011 the school was listed as "the worst in the country" based on the lack of progress made by pupils; attendance and attainment were also poor.[8]

On 21 February 2012, students and staff moved into their new £15 million[citation needed] building which was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Southampton. Their most recent Ofsted rated the Academy good in all categories [1]. Ofsted said about Oasis Academy Mayfield, ‘The school’s work to support the local community is particularly impressive and embodies the Oasis Community Learning Trust’s objective of ‘transforming communities’. Through the work of ‘the Hub’ , senior leaders and the school council oversee a wide range of highly effective community enrichment projects including youth centres, social workers to support local families, enterprise challenges, a community allotment, local church activities and charity fundraising. The school is rightly proud of this work and it significantly enriches and extends learning’.

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  1. ^ "School's out... forever". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  2. ^ Smith, Matt (23 October 2008). "Oasis Academy Mayfield head Ruth Johnson speaks out". NewsQuest. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Dozens of pupils go on rampage at school". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  4. ^ "City's new academy head resigns". BBC News. BBC. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Head teacher resigns from city school after parents complaints". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  6. ^ "New Principal for Oasis Academy Mayfield". 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.[dead link]
  7. ^ "John Toland is here to stay!". 3 May 2009. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  8. ^ Reeve, Jon (12 January 2011). "Oasis Academy Mayfield vows to turn things around as GCSE league tables come out". The Daily Echo. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Order of Events" (PDF). Oasis Academy Mayfield. Retrieved 27 September 2017.

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