Sports Day 2023

Oriel Sports Day 2023 will be held on Thursday the 22nd of June, at K2 Leisure Centre, with a start time of 8:10am and a finish time of 2:40pm. Further details can be found in the programme below.

Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

The Eco-Group at Oriel High School has been working really hard to complete their application to become an Eco-School.

Being an Eco-School is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of young people.

It demonstrates that their hard work is appreciated, and it provides them with the confidence and motivation to continue actively engaging with environmental issues now and throughout their lifetimes.

The group has begun to tackle this by looking at environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity, litter and plastic pollution. The students completed a whole school audit on what Oriel High School is doing well to reduce its footprint on this earth and raised the profile of the work the students have been doing by producing posters to display around the school.

Students with Eco-Schools Flag

The posters are designed to brighten up the school garden with vibrant artwork and continue to encourage others to save water by using reusable water bottles, and recycling their litter around the school.

Eco-Group received some great feedback from the Eco-Schools team, which demonstrates the hard work the group has shown.

Eco-School Team, said: “This shows you have a confident Eco-Committee dedicated to maximizing their impacts. We like how active your Eco-Committee was in communicating their Eco-Schools activity school-wide, including assemblies, communicating with the SLT, using your Eco Board, posting on social media and the use of the mentor board.

“Your Eco-board especially is incredibly visual and engaging and promotes your work in a very attractive way. This is really strong informing and involving and shows how valued and embedded the Eco-Schools programme is in your school.’’

The students’ posters

The group’s work does not stop there. Over the coming weeks, the group aims to deliver assemblies to share ideas outlined in its action plan as well as to create flower beds around the school grounds.

The group will also be leading a community litter pick and heading out into the Oriel Garden to plant some seasonal veg.

Eco-Schools is a charity that is passionate about engaging young people in environmental education and action. The charity provides a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community, and beyond.

Sussex Schools County Cup Winners

Oriel High School U16 Boys’ football team contested the final of the Sussex Schools’ FA County Cup against Tanbridge House School on April 21. The team won the game by 6-0, which earned them the trophy.  Well done to the staff and entire squad of players.  This is their second county title, a fantastic achievement. #OrielPE


Open Evenings 2023

Our Open Evening dates for 2023 are:

Thursday 21st September – Open Evening

Thursday 12th October  – Sixth Form Open Evening

Timings will follow shortly.

We look forward to meeting you!

SEND and Inclusion


Looking for an alternative inclusive activity evening after school for young people with SEND 13-18?

Check out Buddies, every Monday during term time.

Year 9 Photoworks workshop

On Wednesday 18th January, 25 year 9 students participated in an inspiring and exciting photographic workshop where they were asked to reimagine their future.

By asking a series of thought-provoking questions Photoworks, working in collaboration with Lindsey Smith (Photographic Artist), encouraged the students to explore ideas creatively and challenge perceptions to create innovative photographic art pieces.

If we believe that the future is made from fragments of the past, which parts must we keep for the future? How can we create change and adapt? Who is responsible for the future? How can artists help visualise a better tomorrow?

Students worked with cameras on phones to create “phone sculptures” and then went onto to explore DSLR cameras in a studio setting to create “letters to their future selves”. This was a valuable and enriching experience for all those involved.

Organisation – Developing a healthy sleep routines

As part of our PM Mentor schedule, this week’s focus is on improving our sleep routines.


Research shows that teenagers who have approximately 8-10 hours of sleep every night have an improved physical and mental health. Our students have spent time this week discussing the impact sleep has on mood, attitude and concentration levels and we have concluded that sleep is keep to success and happiness!


To find out more about how to set up, and stick to healthy routines for sleep, please take a look at the leaflets here; there is one for parents/carers and one for teenagers. More information can be found on the Teen Sleep Hub’s website: Home – Teen Sleep Hub


Oriel View Winter 2022

See below for the Winter Edition of the Oriel View.

Previous editions can be found on out Newsletters page