Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Celebrations as Ofsted finds Oasis Academy Media City continues to be ‘Good’

Celebrations as Ofsted finds Oasis Academy Media City continues to be ‘Good’
Andrew Hardman

Ofsted found that the academy curriculum recently implemented is broad and ambitious for all students


A local secondary school situated in the heart of Salford; Manchester has received a glowing report from school inspection body Ofsted.

Oasis Academy MediaCityUK has been praised in numerous aspects across the board including curriculum, attitude to learning, high expectations, and personal development.

Highlights from the report include:

  • “Students are proud of the diverse natures of their school community & respect each other’s individuality.”
  • “Students achieve well at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK.”
  • “Students benefit from a wide range of opportunities to support their wider personal development, including extra-curricular activities.”
  • “The curriculum that leaders have implemented recently is broad and ambitious. Senior leaders have placed the English Baccalaureate at the heart of the curriculum.”

Ofsted highlighted that many students have very positive attitudes to learning, saying “They are confident that their teachers want the best for them. Many students are eager to get a deeper understanding of the subjects that they are studying. Overall, pupils achieve well at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK.”

Oasis Academy MediaCityUK was previously inspected in July 2016 where it became a ‘Good’ school.

Within the report Ofsted have praised the curriculum saying “Curriculum plans are clear. Leaders have thought carefully about how to build up pupils’ knowledge in different subjects in a logical way. Consequently, pupils make effective use of their prior knowledge to develop a deeper understanding of more difficult concepts over time.”

Paul McEvoy, Principal at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, commented on the report saying; “I am very proud of the achievements of the staff, students, parents/carers and the local organisations that have supported our school along the way, this outcome is testament to the hard work each and every single person has contributed.  We take great pride in saying we are a ‘Good’ school and will continue to ensure we are a school that cares about the community it serves and is dedicated to supporting our students achieve their very best.”

Inspectors added “teachers have strong, secure subject knowledge. They use this knowledge to provide clear explanations to pupils about new learning. They also use assessment effectively to find out what pupils know and can remember.”

Ofsted concluded their report by saying “Pupils enjoy a range of activities that foster their wider personal development. They spoke enthusiastically about initiatives that address prejudice and discrimination for example a mentoring scheme that encourages pupils of Black heritage to apply to university Most pupils believe that personal, social, health and economic education lessons are a strength of the school.”