STUDENTS from Oldham’s Oasis Academy Leesbrook have been enjoying their brand-new school again after it opened late last year, just prior to the recent national lockdown.

The school, designed by Pozzoni Architecture and built by Galliford Try North West, is operated by the Oasis Community Learning Multi-Academy Trust and is located on the site of the former Breeze Hill School on Roxbury Avenue off Lees Road in Oldham.

Oasis Academy Leesbrook has been designed to be a school where all young people receive a personalised educational experience and holds 1,500 students between the ages of 11 and 16.

Catherine Mulley, Director at Pozzoni and head of the practice’s education team, said: “We are delighted that the students at Oasis Academy Leesbrook have been able to start enjoying their new school again, which offers a truly exceptional facility for the local area as a whole.

"The project benefitted from being located on the very large site of a former secondary school and this has enabled the design to offer a spacious, inspiring and welcoming learning environment for 1,500 students.

“The opening of this school continues our ongoing relationship with Galliford Try in the education sector with Vanguard School, for the National Autistic Society Academies Trust via the Department for Education, which opened last January and received a Highly Commended status in the Education Estates Award 2020 for Inclusive Learning Spaces for All.”

Sarah Livesey, principal at Oasis Academy Leesbrook, said:“Oasis Academy Leesbrook is a school that is passionate about providing the very best for our families, our community, and our wonderful students who are our pioneers and the future of this community.

"This building is one small part of us delivering on our promise to do our best for this community by providing an inspiring, engaging and caring educational environment in which our students can flourish.

“We are proud that our Academy is already oversubscribed since opening in 2018; this is testament to our wonderful staff and students - the building now gives the staff, students and community the facilities that they deserve.”