• About The Leys

    Four miles south-east of Oxford lies The Leys – an area which combines the two estates of Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys.
    Unemployment here is double the Oxford average, and over 40% of local people work in low skill, poorly-paid jobs.
    Over 70% of 16-year-olds leave school without 5 A*-C grades at GCSE level, an even higher rate than the community’s adults.
    Many young people growing up in The Leys experience high levels of anxiety, and have low self-esteem and little aspiration.
    But they are also full of God-given talent and creativity. They know what their community needs, and have the ideas and the influence to make it a better place.
    We’re here to support them to become the positive role models needed to inspire the next generation to reach their fullest potential too.

  • Leys Community Church

    Thrive Teams’ partnership with Leys Community Church (LCC) helps meet the needs of wider families and provides appropriate support for the young people we’re investing in as they become adults.

    Leys Community Church meet in a weekly home group, and at Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground (BLAP) around 4pm on the first and third Sunday of each month.  On the other Sundays, we meet with our bigger sister church (Oxford Community Church).