Pre-2010 pledge to Oasis Academy John Williams

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Dear Oasis Academy John Williams, Bristol,

In 2008, Oasis pledged £1.5m to Oasis Academy John Williams, Bristol. I should be grateful if you could let me know when this was paid. I should also like details of any repayment plan for outstanding pledged money.

I look forward to hearing from you within the next twenty working days.

Yours faithfully,

J Downs

Fran Wisniewska,

Dear Ms Downs,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding an Oasis
pledge to Oasis Academy John Williams, sent on 17^th December 2016.

 

We will respond to you within the stipulated time period. Please note that
working days do not include school holidays.

 

If we need any clarifications in relation to your request, we will contact
you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Fran Wisniewska

 

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Norma Downer-Powell,

Dear Ms Downs,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request regarding Oasis
pledges. Please note your reference is: JDowns/1068/27Jan2017.

 

Our response to your request is:

 

Following changes in the procurement of the capital build program for
academies the original requirement to contribute towards the capital cost
of any new buildings was briefly replaced by proposal that £1.5 Million
endowment funds be raised by sponsors. This was rapidly followed by the
removal of any requirement from sponsors to find any donated funds. The
focus then changed to sponsors having to demonstrate their capability to
manage additional academies successfully. The rapid evolution of the
program effectively left charitable organisations like Oasis in an
impossible position to raise funds towards either endowment or capital
obligations. We have been clear with the DfE/EFA what our position is.

 

This is not to say external support has not been given to Oasis Academies
including MediaCityUK and John Williams in the form of educational input
from within Oasis support in developing the community around each of our
academies (a key part of our Ethos) and in the case of MediaCityUK
securing the actual land on which the academy is located.

 

Currently 75%? of Oasis academies are rated good or better by Ofsted and
we are committed to getting this to 100% in the next 2 years. We still
have a long way to go but we believe the life chances of our students have
significantly improved over the period of our tenure.

 

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remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

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make a complaint to OCL (Oasis Community Learning) by writing to me within
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not involved in the original consideration of your request.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to OCL, you may
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Website: www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

Kind regards,

Norma

 

 

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contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any use of, or taking of
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