Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

Oasis Academy Brightstowe is a non-selective Academy open to students of all religious faiths and those of no faith.

If you are a parent/carer of a child in Year 6 and wish to apply for a place in Oasis Academy Brightstowe for the following September, you will need to complete the common application form and return it to the admissions section at Bristol City Council. For further information regarding the application process, please visit the Local Authority’s website.

All places at the Academy are free and available to the local community within an admissions policy that mirrors the admissions arrangements for schools by Bristol City Council.

Consultation took place between the 17 December 2016 and 29 January 2017 on the proposed admissions arrangements for 2018. Consultation activities included writing to parents/carers, governors and local stakeholders. There were no objections received following consultation, and the proposed arrangements for 2018 have now been formally determined by the Oasis Community Learning Board.  The next consultation will be October 2020.

Our Admissions Policy can be found here.

How places will be allocated at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named on the Statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  • Children in public care (Looked after Children) at the time of application.
  • Admission of students whose siblings currently attend the Academy and will continue to do so on the date of admission. The term 'sibling' means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, or other child living permanently within the same household. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship.
  • Children who have specific medical and/or special needs where the application is supported by written specific professional advice as to why admission to the Academy is necessary. The definition as to what constitutes medical and special needs within the scope of this provision will be agreed by Oasis Community learning and available from the Academy.
  • Admissions of students on the basis of proximity to the Academy using straight line measurement from the main entrance of the Academy to the main entrance to the child's home. Places are allocated on a geographical basis to children who live nearest to the Academy. The child's permanent home address is where they normally live, sleep and go to school from. Proof of residence - such as council tax or utility bill can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place may be withdrawn.