New term, new school

Oasis Academy Fir Vale
Oasis Academy Fir Vale

The new school term in Sheffield saw some pupils going through the gates of a new building.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale opened in Owler Lane to provide primary education, including 60 places in reception and 52 full time equivalent nursery places

Oasis is one of the largest providers of academies in the UK, currently responsible for 43 primary and secondary institutions. It is also based in 10 countries.

Fir Vale principal Debra Ward said: “From the moment we open our school gates, we will work towards strengthening our relationships with the parents and the local community at large.

She added: “Our inclusive ethos will ensure that all will be welcomed, that no-one will get left behind and no-one will be forgotten.

“Every effort will be made to ensure that each child can achieve their very best through providing outstanding team of teachers that deliver an outstanding curriculum.”

Coun Jackie Drayton, Sheffield cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “We announced plans to build two new academies in November last year to help provide the much needed school places for children across the north of the city, so it’s fantastic to see Fir Vale open its doors for the start of the new school term.”