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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Transforming Learning

At Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe we break cycles giving every child, every chance. 

Our curriculum is planned from where we want our pupils to be by the end of their time in our academy, so that they can be the best version of themselves in their future. It is a dynamic, holistic and immersive curriculum, which provides the cultural capital essential for social mobility. We open them up to the best that has been thought and said and enable them to understand what it means to be human. Our curriculum creates children who are literate, numerate and passionate individuals. Our curriculum is inclusive and brings advantage to disadvantage. Our curriculum is organised in terms where pupils can gain more knowledge and develop specific skills that are built upon within the term and over the year. Learning goes fast and slow as necessary. Terms end with a project that enables the children to use the skills and knowledge learnt and harnesses their natural passions and ability in order to break existing cycles and achieve highly.

Our curriculum is delivered by highly skilled passionate staff, focused on making every second of learning count.

Through an integrated, innovative and balanced curriculum, we want each and every one of our pupils to:

  • Develop a lifelong passion for learning, and achieve highly
  • Be emotionally and physically healthy
  • Know their rights and responsibilities
  • Be great citizens
  • Improve their futures
  • Be happy and safe. 

The Oasis 9 Habits underpin everything we teach here at OA Nunsthorpe. Through integrating these into our curriculum, we are giving our young people the chance to develop into confident, caring and self-aware children. Combined with our academy rules, and passionate teaching staff we believe we have a strong recipe for success. 

Be honest. Be generous. Be respectful. Be a learner. 

Curriculum Implementation

We structure our curriculum into focused terms where certain subjects take precedence: this means we link all of our learning in these subjects to literacy, in order to immerse our children in content. We believe that this IMMERSION is essential for our pupils, who live in a community marred by poverty:  it supports their COGNITION and MEMORY development, helping them to build the SCHEMA they need to make learning INTERCONNECT. Our COMMUNITY benefits from this immersion, learning alongside the children and supporting their learning at home. Implementing our curriculum in this way helps our children know more and remember more.

Taught daily/weekly
English Maths Science PE Music Spanish RE PSHE
Focus subjects
Art Design Technology Computing History Geography
Where we teach our curriculum
In the environment Through educational enrichment In class through quality-first teaching In our assemblies Through Forest School Through pastoral and behavioural support In our Hub community space

What will my child learn in each year?

Our Teachers 

  • Are skilled communicators
  • Have deep knowledge and passion for subject matter
  • Build caring relationships with students
  • Have excellent preparation and organisation skills
  • Have a strong but healthy work ethic
  • are creative and passionate educators