Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Ethos & Values

At Oasis Academy Brightstowe, we believe that any child can learn anything, if they are given the right teaching and apply sufficient effort.

We support every student, no matter what their background or starting points, to be equipped with the skills, confidence and qualifications to succeed in their journey through life.


Our mission

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, so 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 the communities in which we live and work, and the world beyond.


Our academy ethos

Our ambitious vision and mission will be achieved through our curriculum and enrichment programme, so that we can develop character and skills as outlined by the Nine Habits (see below) 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 Community Learning 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.  These 9 Oasis Habits are:

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

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.