Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Principal's Welcome

I am very proud to be the Principal of Oasis Academy Arena. I would like to thank you for visiting our website and I hope that it will give you a flavour of life in our academy. I am very proud of our students and staff and the work that takes place within the academy.  Visits to the academy are warmly welcome, please contact the school office should you wish to come and see the academy in action.

We are a mixed, fully inclusive, non-selective secondary school in the south London Borough of Croydon, open to students of any faith or none, and dedicated, unswervingly, to serving our children, our families, and our local communities.  We are fortunate enough to be housed in a brand new state of the art building with all these benefits, but a school is so much more than our building and is based on our community and it is the people within it which is what makes Oasis Academy Arena a great place to be.

We are dedicated to transforming the lives of our community through the delivery of exceptional education and work we do as part of the local community Hub. With the fantastic location we have, we are proud to utilise the Arena sports centre to enrich our sports curriculum and encourage not only active lives, but active learning. 

Here at Oasis Academy Arena, we understand the importance of getting it right during these vital years of development for young people. With that in mind, helping our students to develop holistically is at the forefront of our curriculum. It is part of our goal to have students leave our Academy feeling intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically ready for life after secondary education. Therefore, we provide a stimulating, inclusive and nurturing environment where every child can grow with their interests and reach their potential.

We know that education doesn’t stop when a student leaves the classroom, therefore value parental involvement and genuinely put relationships at the heart of everything we do. Meetings with parents and carers are welcomed and community input into the shape of the Academy is encouraged through involvement with the Academy Council and community Hub.

We believe that every parent is entitled to expect the school that they have chosen for their child to provide their child with a first-rate education, and at Oasis Academy Arena we shoulder this responsibility profoundly, with pride and determination. In choosing to send your child to Oasis Academy Arena you will be choosing to send him/her to a school with a bright and exciting future, a school that understands that every student is unique and a school that will not just prepare our students for their next steps but stay with them for life. 

Kindest Regards,

Tom Raymond

Principal