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Sheffield School becomes a place of sanctuary providing an inclusive safe supportive space for pupils

Staff, pupils and parents at a local primary academy in Sheffield are celebrating today as they become the second school in the area to be awarded as being a ‘School of Sanctuary’.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale in Sheffield is the second ever school in Sheffield after Oasis Academy Watermead to be named as a ‘School of Sanctuary’ by the nationwide City of Sanctuary movement.

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety.

Helen Round, Principal of Oasis Academy Fir Vale, commented on the award saying; “We are very pleased to win the award. We have worked really hard on developing an effective induction package for our children and families so everyone feels welcome in our school.”

With families in attendance today, the Co-Chair of City of Sanctuary in Sheffield Craig Barnett presented the certificate to pupils, with the award being presented to Principal, Helen Round and Parent Partnership Lead, Agnieszka Freeman. After the presentation all pupils and staff took part in a mass carol assembly.

Agnieszka Freeman, Parent Partnership Lead at Oasis Academy Fir Vale, added; “We are so grateful to everyone at Oasis Academy Fir Vale, the families and the community for helping us in achieving this award! We are very proud to become one of the first Schools of Sanctuary in Sheffield - award that recognises our inclusive and welcoming ethos.”

To gain the ‘School of Sanctuary’ status you must visibly demonstrate that you provide an inclusive space for children while also establishing an environment that celebrates cultural diversity, and Oasis Academy Fir Vale have done just that.

The academy supports its pupils, staff and the wider community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community.

Sheffield primary strives for Healthy School Status

Parents and pupils at a primary school in Sheffield are doing their bit to keep moving by abandoning their car for the school run and walking to school together.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale, Owler Lane, is determined to reduce congestion in Sheffield during the school run, and to enjoy the healthy benefits of walking to school.

School in focus: Oasis Academy Fir Vale

We are delighted to say that the Sheffield Star chose us as their School in Focus!

Oasis Academy Fir Vale is a school where pupils are heavily involved in helping to create the happy and safe atmosphere around the corridors and in the classroom. Children at the primary school, off Owler Lane in Fir Vale, are helping to minimise the risk of bullying by helping deliver training that makes their school such a great place to grow and learn.

Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted report can be found in the About Us section of the website.

Oasis Fir Vale Children recognised at Student Awards

More than 700 children and young people from over forty Oasis academies across the UK converged at a special awards ceremony in Birmingham today, to celebrate outstanding individual achievements. Rugby World Cup winner and England Star, Matt Dawson, hosted the Oasis Community Learning National Student Awards 2017 at the Birmingham ICC. 

Christmas Jumper Day

We would like to encourage children to wear a Christmas jumper and donate 50p to Save the Children.  The children will be watching a pantomime in school that afternoon as a special treat.

Christmas Fayre for KS2

We have a number of stalls and activities for parents and children. Family and friends need to get a ticket from the school office but they are free.

Thursday, 21 December, 2017 - 13:30 to 15:30