Here you can find out most frequently asked questions from current and prospective parents/carers.
If the answer to your question isn't on our website or on this list, please feel free to contact us using the form, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
- What can/can't my child bring to school?
- How do I pay for school lunches?
- What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?
- Are Oasis Academies faith schools?
- Who funds academies?
- What is an academy?
- What do I do if my child is sick?
- Can my child wear jewellery and accessories?
- Does my child have to wear school uniform?
- How can I get hold of my child's class teacher?
- What wrap around care do you offer?
- What is your parental feedback procedure?
Oasis Academy Byron uses ParentPay as the method of payment for a wide range of services at the Academy including lunches, trips and events, and wrap around care services.
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available. We hope that everyone will benefit considerably from this facility.
Find out more here.
Staff and students of all faiths are welcome to be part of each Oasis Academy and faith is not a factor in the admissions criteria for the school. The academies are 'schools of religious character' in order to enable Oasis' ethos of inclusion, which is grounded on the Christian faith, to be prominent in the school's character.
Academies are publicly funded independent schools. The majority of the funding comes direct from central government. The Education Funding Agency (formerly the YPLA) will fund the annual running costs of the academies via a grant each academic year. The sponsor has responsibility for the day to day running of the academy. Oasis academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, an exempt charity.
Oasis Academy Byron is pleased to be able to offer wrap around care through provision of a breakfast club and Oasis Academy Byron’s Children’s Centre.
Opens from 8:00am and does not have to be pre-booked. At 8:50am Key Stage 2 children are sent to their classrooms independently and Key Stage 1 and Reception children are taken to their classrooms.
The doors are open at 8.45am for the children to go directly into their classrooms and we ask that children do not arrive before this time and be left unsupervised in the playground. Key Stage 1 and Reception children must be taken to their classrooms and collected from the classrooms at the end of the day by named adults.
The Academy works very closely with our onsite Children’s Centre. The Children’s Centre is open 49 weeks of the year including all school holidays except Christmas. Families are able to use the facilities of both the Academy and the Children’s Centre and this shared approach benefits and improves outcomes for our families.