Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

I am so happy with the support my son receives at school, he is very well cared for and supported by his teachers.  There have been huge improvements in the school and I am very happy with how he is doing.  I believe my son is taught well at Arena and will do well in his GCSEs.

Sarah, Mother of Y11 Student

We are so delighted you are thinking of applying for a place here at Oasis Academy Arena

We know that you want to make the right decision when it comes to your child's education and we are thrilled you are considering an application for Oasis Academy Arena. Ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to reach their potential, leaving our academy filled with confidence about the future, ready for their next steps and with lifelong friendships is important to us. 

Our motto "At Oasis Academy Arena, We are Kind, Ambitious, and Professional" paired with our ethos based on equality and inclusion means that all students at our academy are valued and part of a shared journey of exceptional education. We have robust pastoral care in place to support each and every young person on every turn of their journey. Our dynamic curriculum also serves to keep our students engaged and excited about their learning. 

We know that we can make our academy a second home for you and your family. Could you be the newest members of our family?

Admissions Process

All spaces for admission to Year 7 at Oasis Academy Arena are allocated via the Pan London Coordinated Process.  This means that, wherever you reside in London, you may list a school in any London borough on just one form (the Common Application Form).  If you wish to apply for a place at Oasis Academy Arena, you must complete the Common Application Form (CAF), available online from your home local authority.  There is no supplementary information form as this is not required for Admissions to Oasis Academy Arena.

For Croydon residents, information regarding all secondary schools in the borough is available on the  Croydon Council website.  This site also provides you with a step by step guide regarding the application process.  

Many primary schools will hold a transfer event in the Autumn your child enters Y6, outlining the process and providing helpful information.  We are always happy to attend these events to help to answer any questions about the admissions process.

Please click here to see the admission arrangements for 2023/2024 and 2024/25

Apply for a Place

SEND and The Matrix Tours

SEND tours are available on Wednesday mornings upon request, please book directly with Atlanta Crawford via email at 

All Year Groups

We still have some limited spaces for our new intake.  Please contact Croydon Council if you wish to be offered a place on or you may contact our academy directly Melanie Kolandawel via email
Tours and visits can be organised at a time convenient to you.

Croydon Council Admissions:
e:  t: 020 8726 6000

Interested in what parents have to say?

Mrs Latter has two children at Oasis Academy Arena. This is her experience of the academy.