Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

We are delighted you are thinking about joining the OA Short Heath family!

Here at Oasis Short Heath, our aim is to awaken and nurture a love of learning in children that will last a lifetime and provide everyone with the skills to pursue that learning independently and collaboratively.

With our strong ethos of equality and healthy relationships, we know you will feel right at home here with us.

We are a non-selective Academy open to pupils of all religious faiths and those of no faith. Admissions at Oasis Academy Short Heath are co-ordinated under the Common Application Form via Birmingham City Council. If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place at Oasis Academy Short Heath for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form via the Birmingham City Council website.

"Your determination to reach out to the community to engage parents in the life of the school and in their children's education has been very successful. Parents speak highly of you and of all the staff. 'My children are very lucky to come to this school,' 'Staff go above and beyond' and 'There is respect for all' are just a few of many positive comments expressed by parents."

Ofsted 2018

Nursery Admissions

Thank you for taking an interest in Little Explorer's Nursery here at OA Short Heath - we're delighted you're thinking of starting your child's forman education journey with us. If you have a child who was born between September 1st 2017 and 31st August 2018 then we would love them to join our Nursery in September 2021.

Please click here for more information.

To apply - get in touch with us and we will be able to send you an application form! e:    t: 0121 373 6056 

We also have an Academy Facebook Page.  In order to keep up to date with events, access a range of additional resources and participate in weekly home learning challenges, you can join our Facebook group:

More information about the Nursery admissions process can be found by visiting our Nursery Admissions Page.

Primary Admissions

For information about the application process, oversubscription criteria, tie break procedures, waiting lists, appeals and more, please see our School Admissions Arrangements for the academic year you would like to apply for.

The process of allocating places will begin after the deadline for applications in January.

Consultation took place between 25th November 2019 and 17th January 2020 on the proposed admission arrangements for 2021/22. Consultation included

  • Notices on our Academy Facebook Page
  • Information on our fortnightly newsletters
  • Information on our academy website 
  • Letters to the Local Authority
  • Letters to all surrounding Birmingham Schools
  • Leaflet readily available for parents and the community

There were no objections received following consultation and the proposed arrangements for 2021/22 have now been formally determined by the Oasis Community Learning Board.

Nursery admission arrangements 2021/22

Nursery admission arrangements 2022/23

Reception admission arrangements 2021/22

Reception admission arrangements 2022/23

View our academy ProspectusInterested? Find out about the admissions arrangements today!Want to come pay us a visit?

We always welcome visitors at our Academy, and schedule open days each year for parents and carers to come and see our home. 

We have now run all of our open events for this year. 

However we are able to cater for parents and carers who are unable to visit on these days by special request. Get in touch with the school office today and we'll be pleased to arrange a date with you.

t: 0121 373 6056