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
Our Academy has Nursery classes for 3-year-olds which your child would typically start the term after their 3rd birthday. Children who are offered a place are offered either morning or afternoons, or both depending on what was stipulated on the application form.

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

Primary Admissions
If you are a Parent or Carer and wish to apply for a place in Reception at Oasis Academy Short Heath for the following September, you will need to complete an application form.

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

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