About Us

Oasis Academy John Williams is a 'Good' secondary school serving students aged 11-16 in the Hengrove area of Bristol. We are inclusive of all and are dedicated to creating an outstanding learning environment for all of our young people.

When our Academy opened in September 2008 our mission was simple: to build the outstanding school our community deserves. Our passion is for learning and our aim is simple; we want every young person to achieve their personal best whatever their talents or ambitions. Set in the belief that everyone is capable of remarkable success, we strive to deliver an outstanding, enjoyable and relevant education for all. 

Our expectations are high, but straightforward; we expect everyone to ‘Work Hard, Look Smart and Be Nice’. We believe in working closely with parents and carers, so that together we provide the very best for our students in a happy, well-ordered and inclusive community.

OAJW is a calm and purposeful Academy, which continues to go from strength to strength. This was recognised by Ofsted when they visited in September 2017, confirming that we continue to be a ‘Good’ school. 

Our Vision and Values

Being part of the Oasis family of Academies, the overarching vision of our Academy is to provide 'Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community'. We want to ensure that all of our young people, whatever their starting points or background, get the education they deserve - and they deserve nothing less than exceptional.

The ethos of Oasis Academy is rooted in Christian-based values, which permeates every aspect of its life. These 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. The Academy provides a welcoming environment for students of all faiths and no faith and serves the whole community.


Here at Oasis Academy John Williams we recognise that in order to truly prepare our young people for the next stage of education, employment or training, it is vital that they have not only the requisite skills and qualifications, but also the confidence and character to thrive in any context. Furthermore we believe that the development of character directly supports improved academic outcomes and the realisation of 100% personal Best. As such we are committed to the intentional promotion and development of four aspects of character that we believe to be the conditions upon which all of our young people will thrive academically, socially and in their lives beyond Oasis Academy John Williams.

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

Working for Us

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. We can only do this with the help of passionate, dedicated people. We are looking for people who have the talent to make a difference in both an evolving culture and a fast moving organisation, and who want to make a major impact on young people's lives. If you have the energy, vision and commitment, and if what we’re doing resonates with your thinking, we want to hear from you. Send us your CV now via our Group Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our Group Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs. In return for dedicated, enthusiastic and loyal service, employees can expect to receive the following benefits: Continual Professional Development …… We are very aware that key to our success as a movement is to learn from one another and to equip all our staff and volunteers with the skills and knowledge to transform our communities.  

We prioritise staff development and offer learning and training opportunities at a local, regional and national level. Whether you are joining us as a member of support staff, NQT or Principal, we want to support and invest in you at every step of your career. Staff Benefits …… ·   A strong team structure, rewarded using a nationally agreed pay scale, linked to cost of living.  ·  A supportive, professional working environment, focusing on individual growth, with regular one to ones. · Oasis follows the green book agreement on Pay and Conditions recommendations for support staff pay. · A generous defied benefit pension including death in service cover with the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff and the Teacher’s Pension Scheme for teaching staff. · Private Health insurance (only available for certain positions). · Access to a discount shopping website offering deals on gifts, days out, spa days etc. · Childcare support through a third part salary sacrifice arrangement (Kiddie Vouchers). · Consideration to those who request family-friendly working patterns and family leave. · Opportunities to volunteer and be involved in various campaigns run by Oasis, a worldwide charity organisation. · A free counselling service, including a 24 hour confidential telephone helpline. · Consideration to those who apply for interest free season ticket loan · A generous holiday allowance for national support staff, starting at 25 days per year, rising to 30 days after 2 years, and then 31 days after 4 years (plus 8 Bank Holidays).

So if you are.... PASSIONATE about transforming lives, education and communities and ensuring children achieve their full potential EXCITED about being part of an organisation that is making a real difference DRIVEN to challenge yourself and achieve your full potential DEDICATED to ensuring the safeguarding of children AWARE of the importance of education and the difference it can make to people’s lives …Then we would love you to join us! Join our School Talent Pool now!

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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.