Parents invited to meet teaching staff at new Putney primary school
Published: Thursday 24th September 15
The educational charity that will be managing the new Putney primary school when it opens next September is holding a special open day event next week for prospective parents.
Oasis Community Learning is inviting local parents to attend drop-in sessions it is hosting at All Saints Church on Putney Common next Wednesday.
Putney's new primary school will be opening next September
Parents will be able to meet the school’s executive principal Di Morgan and other members of her team and ask questions about the new school and its ethos. They will also be able to give teaching staff feedback on what they expect from the school and highlight their priorities for the style of education it offers their children.
The drop in sessions are being held at the church between 2.30pm and 4pm and then again from 5.30pm to 7pm on September 30th.
Oasis Community Learning was established in 2004 and is one of the country’s largest academy sponsors. It currently manages 47 academies and aims to “deliver exceptional education by creating and sustaining a network of excellent learning communities where every student can realise their full potential”.
Oasis was chosen from a shortlist of six academy providers following a detailed and exhaustive evaluation process.
As well as running many successful schools, the charity places itself at the heart of the communities it works in, offering a wide range of extra-curricular links and community engagement, including including parenting support and holiday clubs along with good access to youth and family support workers
Its academies are run with a clear ethos and core set of values and it has strong leadership and back office capacity. The new Putney academy would be fully inclusive and non-denominational.
It will be opening in September 2016 on the former Putney Hospital site which closed in 1998. The school will have a two form entry each year and will eventually cater for 420 pupils.
A new primary is needed in this part of Putney to meet the rising demand for school places. This increase is due mainly to the rapidly increasing birth rate but also because of the growing popularity of Wandsworth's schools.
For more information about the new school and its sponsor visit http://www.oasiscommunitylearning.org/. If people cannot attend next week's sessions they can still take part in the consultation by calling (020) 7921 4263 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.