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.


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 educational journey with us. 

To apply, call our school office on 0121 373 6056 or email at

Please click here to find out more.

Primary/Reception Admissions

Oasis Academy Short Heath is an academy where all young people are given the opportunity they deserve to make excellent progress and fulfil their full potential. Oasis Academy Short Heath is a fully inclusive Primary academy, accepting children of all abilities, of any faith or none.

For information about the application process, oversubscription criteria, tie break procedures, waiting lists, appeals and more, please see our School Admissions Arrangements.

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.

"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 arrangements 2023/24

Reception admissions arrangements 2023/24

Nursery admissions arrangements 2024/25

Reception admissions arrangements 2024/25

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 school. 

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