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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

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

If you are a parent or carer of a child in Year 6 and wish to apply for a place in Oasis Academy John Williams for the following September you will need to complete the common application form and return it to the admissions section at Bristol City Council.

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. 

How places will be allocated at Oasis Academy John Williams 

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:

Procedures where the Academy is oversubscribed

After the admission of students with Education, Health and Care Plans where the Academy is named on the Plan, the criteria will be applied in the following order in which they are set out below:

1. Children in care (Looked After Children) at the time of application, or Children previously in care, but immediately after being in care became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order. This includes those children who appear to Oasis Community Learning to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Siblings of students who will be members of Years 7 to 11 at the Academy on the date when the applicant would be admitted. 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.

3. Children who live the nearest by direct line distance from the Academy within the area of first priority.

4. Children who live the nearest by direct line distance from the Academy outside the area of first priority.

If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category and where there is no difference in distance from home to school for two or more children, random allocation will be used to allocate the final available place(s) and to establish priority on the waiting list.

Please note - There is an appeals process and all Oasis Academies follow the nationally agreed guidance for admissions appeals.

Consultation on proposed 2022 - 2023 Admissions Arrangements

Consultation took place between 18th December 2020 and 30th January 2021 on the academy's proposed Admission Arrangements for 2022 to 2023. Consultation included emails to local primary and secondary schools, Bristol City LA and communications to current parents.  There were no objections received following consultation and the proposed arrangements for 2022 - 2023 have now been formally determined by the Oasis Community Learning Board. For further information please click here.