About Oasis Restore
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) appointed Oasis to establish England’s first secure academy trust – to be known as Oasis Restore; an innovative, new model of care for young people in the youth custody estate, where the aim is to improve outcomes for children.
The policy vision put forward by the MoJ is for a new type of provision – secure schools - to deliver care and rehabilitation creating ‘bespoke provision for individual children that has education, healthcare and physical activity at its heart – a therapeutic environment in a secure setting’ so that children who have offended can move on to lead positive and productive lives. You can read more about the MoJ’s Secure School policy vision here and Charlie Taylor’s ‘Review of the youth justice system’ that led to the policy initiative here.
Oasis Restore is planned to open in early 2024 and will care for 49 children aged 12 to 18 years who are sentenced or remanded to custody by the courts. We will be a registered 16-19 secure academy trust and register as a Secure Children’s Home. Oasis has recruited three senior leaders to develop the design of Oasis Restore prior to signing our contract for funding (called a Funding Agreement) with the Ministry of Justice. Funding Agreements are used between Academies and the Department for Education and are well established in the education sector. Following signing of the Funding Agreement in early 2023, Oasis Restore will recruit to further roles in the school from spring 2023 onwards.
Our public consultation is open from 17/11/22 until 14/12/22. Below you will find links to some information we hope you will find helpful. This includes:
Looking to learn even more about Oasis Restore? Click on the link below to download our information booklet.
We hope this webpage is useful and has all the information you need, and we look forward to hearing your response to our vision which can be done via the questionnaire on this page.