About Us

Welcome to Oasis Academy Brightstowe, an Academy where every student can own and maximise their life story. We support every student, no matter their background or starting points, to be equipped with the skills, confidence and qualifications to succeed in their journey through life. 

Oasis Academy Brightstowe is a co-educational Academy, which admits students between the ages of 11 to 16 years, situated in Shirehampton, Bristol. We opened in 2008 in a state-of-the-art building, so facilities here are second to none.

Mission statement

We create an engaging, purposeful and inspiring environment that inspires students, so that their potential is unlocked and they aspire to excellence

We develop character, skills and a love of learning in students, in students, so that they that they can overcome challenges and live happy and fulfilled lives.

We promote and facilitate personal growth in both students and staff, so that together, we enrich and transform our communities: those in which we live, in which we work, and beyond.


Our ambitious vision and mission objectives will be achieved through our curriculum and enrichment programme so that we can develop character and skills as outlined by the 9 habits and the academy rewards programme ‘BRIGHT’. All we do is centred on cultivating a culture of hope for our staff and students that change, growth and improvement are possible for all.

Oasis Ethos and Habits

Everything within Oasis Community Learning is framed by our ethos.

Our ethos is rooted in what we believe and who we are. Grounded in our story, it is an expression of our character; a set of values that inform and provide the lens on everything we do.  

  • A passion to include
  • A desire to treat people equally respecting differences
  • A commitment to healthy, open relationships
  • A deep sense of hope that things can change and be transformed
  • A sense of perseverance to keep going for the long haul

It is these ethos values that we want to be known for and to live by. We are committed to a model of inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope, and perseverance throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of every Oasis Hub and academy community.

We encourage every member of our family, be that staff or student, to align themselves to these ethos values. The values themselves are inspired by the life, message and example of Jesus but we make it clear that we will not impose on anyone, the beliefs that underpin our ethos values. We recognise and celebrate the richness that spiritual and cultural diversity brings to our community, respecting the beliefs and practices of other faiths in the hope that we will provide a welcoming environment for all.

The Oasis 9 Habits

The Oasis Ethos is aspirational, inspirational and something that we have to constantly work at. It is important to remember that every organisation is made up of its people, and people don’t always get things right. This means that there can sometimes be a dissonance between what we say we are, as stated in our ethos values, and what we actually do and experience.

Recognising this is helpful because it reminds us that we each have things to work on; we have space to grow, develop and change to become the best version of ourselves.

To help us in this process of personal growth and development we have the Oasis 9 Habits. It is our bespoke and unique approach to character development. We know that by living the way of the Habits, the Oasis Ethos will become second nature to us.

We also believe that this process of continually developing our character and being transformed to become the best version of ourselves is really important for every student and staff member alike. Therefore, we actively promote and practice the Oasis 9 Habits which are an invitation to a way of life characterised by being compassionate, patient, humble, joyful, honest, hopeful, considerate, forgiving and self-controlled.

We believe that by becoming people who live this way, by becoming the best version of ourselves, whether we are a staff member or students, we are transformed, and we are also able to play our part in bringing transformation locally, nationally and globally.  

And this is who we are.

  • Compassionate
  • Considerate
  • Forgiving
  • Honest
  • Hopeful
  • Humble
  • Joyful
  • Patient
  • Self-Controlled 

Join Us


Sorry, we are currently not recruiting for any vacancies

We would love you to join our Talent Pool so we can contact you when the right vacancy arises.

Working for us

Finding a new job is much like finding a new partner in life, both parties need to be sure their interests, values and personalities align. At Oasis Academy Brightstowe we are always looking to take on talented and impassioned individuals who align with our vision of building students with the cofnidence and range of skills to stand as equals in any cirlce and for any opportunity. We also want the same for our staff; it is important for us that each of our staff members feels valued, nurtured and equal, with the confidence to speak up and feel heard.

We are a 'Good' school and pride ourselves on the work we do to motivate both staff and students alike. Through building strong relationships, between staff and students and across the Oasis family, our aim is always to enable people to flourish and grow their skills. Whether you are a Senior Leader, a Teacher or Support staff we care about your career and want to help you feel valued and supported in your job.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should consider working for Oasis Academy Brightstowe:

  • We offer a strong Continuous Professional Development programme - if we see potential in your future, we want to help you grow with the Academy and develop yourself in the direction you aspire to go
  • We are supportive of our staff and want you to feel like you are coming to work with family
  • There are chances to learn from and network across the Oasis trust
  • We are a 'Good' school with a promising future ahead of us - year-on-year we are seeing admissions rise and our latest year 7 cohort was filled to capacity
  • There are significant opportunities for career growth with us, as the school grows we want our staff to suceed and stay within our family here
  • Support staff are offered a generous annual leave allowance and a competitive pension, with defined benefits and life cover
  • We are in a prime location, with views of green spaces and the Severn estuary, yet we are only 15 minutes from the centre of Bristol

If you think you are the right fit for us or like what you hear please visit our current vacancies.

Talent Pool

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About Oasis Community Learning

We are privileged to be one of the largest and fastest growing multi-Academy sponsors in England, with over 40 Academy schools opened since 2004.

Our mission is to create and sustain a network of excellent learning communities where pupils can realise their full potential.

We are proud of the progress that Oasis Academies are making towards delivering an exceptional standard of education. Across the Oasis family of Primary Academies, the progress that pupils make is above the national average and, in 2015, this meant that 76% of pupils achieved at least Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths.

In Secondary Academies there has been a 14% improvement in the headline attainment measure of 5A*-C including English and Maths despite the more rigorous way this is being calculated.

As well as delivering first-class and innovative education, Oasis builds 'Hubs' in the places it works. Hubs provide integrated and diverse services to benefit the whole community. Through our exceptional education, we can achieve our vision of improving lives by bringing inclusion, opportunity and community transformation.

As Oasis continues to open transformational Academies across the country, we pioneer new approaches based on a vision to achieve excellence in educational delivery while developing the communities we serve.  We do this so that we can become an Outstanding Academy in every way.