Lockdown Arrangements

Please see our Recent Letters page for our latest letter sent home to families

Sixth Form Virtual Experience

Our Sixth Form Virtual Experience is now live.

In this video you will see a welcome from our Headteacher and our Senior Student Leaders talking about their Sixth Form experience; this demonstrates in a small way how we deliver our core Sixth Form values: Community, Challenge, Ambition, Support and Success.



Students in Year 11 at Oriel have received their application packs today ( an electronic copy can be found here)

Students completing Year 11 elsewhere should email sixthform@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk for information on how to apply.

Oriel View Newsletter

The new Winter 2020 version of our Oriel View Newsletter is now available on the website. This can be found here

Virtual Open Evening now live!

Our Virtual Open Evening video for Year 6 families is now live.

This contains a welcome from the Headteacher, a Virtual Tour of the school and other key information for students and parents/carers.



Thank you for taking the time to watch our video and we hope you enjoyed it.

Exams Results Day 2020

YEAR 13 RESULTS DAY – 13th August

We will be operating an appointment system on Results Day.

YEAR 13 have been emailed their appointment time

It is important that you arrive at the correct time to collect your results.  You will not be admitted at a different time.  We will be operating our current health and safety protocols including social distancing and issuing results outside (weather permitting).

As always, the Sixth Form team will be available to offer you advice and guidance on results day.  If you are awaiting your grades to confirm your place at university we suggest you speak to Mrs Bates or myself if you are at all unsure about what your grades mean for your offer as we will have access to Advisor Track on the day.


YEAR 11 RESULTS DAY – 20th August

It is important that you arrive at the correct time to collect your results.  You will not be admitted at a different time.  We will be operating under our current health and safety protocols including social distancing and issuing results outside (weather permitting).

Please enter the school through reception, where you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser. There will then be a one-way system to collect your results, speak to staff for advice and guidance and exit via the main hall.  You will not be able to re-enter the school once you leave. 


Applicants to Oriel Sixth Form will need to confirm their place with the Sixth Form Team before exiting. There will be staff available to offer guidance.


Results will be distributed  in mentor groups as follows:

In your results envelope will be advice and guidance about your next steps if you are unhappy with your results; including how to enter for the Autumn series of examinations.
Finally, whilst we are really looking forward to seeing you all when you collect your results please do not attend the school if you are, or anyone in your family is, experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.  Please email the examinations officer bhorkan@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk and we will arrange delivery of your results.


FOR BOTH RESULTS DAYS

If someone is collecting your results on your behalf they MUST have prior authorisation and this is done by completing the attached form and returning it to the office THIS WEEK.  They should collect your results at 10.30am after we have distributed results to other students.
If you wish us to post your results home you must complete the form and send in the envelope to reception this week.

In your results envelope will be advice and guidance about your next steps if you are unhappy with your results; including how to enter for the Autumn series of examinations. Please read this carefully as it will have a very short deadline.


Finally, whilst we are really looking forward to seeing you all when you collect your results please do not attend the school if you are, or anyone in your family is, experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.  Please email the examinations officer bhorkan@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk and we will arrange delivery of your results.

Top Award for Careers Education


On the evening of 7th November 2019 the Careers and Enterprise company together with Coast to Capital hosted an awards evening to recognise all the individuals across the region that work so tirelessly for the provision of careers education in schools and colleges.

There are 88 schools and colleges signed up to the network in this region and Oriel High School was delighted that teacher Owen Svoboda picked up the award for Outstanding Careers Leader. This is in recognition of his drive and tenacity to have careers education resourced well and represented at its rightful place in the senior leadership team and the board of governors planning. His knowledge and passion for all things related to excellent initial advice and guidance has meant he’s researched, contacted and built a network of employers and providers to help the school. Most of all his integrity for doing what is right by the students and not simply ticking the Gatsby benchmarks wish list sets him apart.

Deputy Headteacher, Helen Everitt said “We are very proud of Owen and our careers education programme. Oriel leads the way regionally in this important area of work and the benefits to students are tangible”

World Mental Health Day

Thursday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. Thousands of schools, offices, companies and community groups raise vital funds for YoungMinds. Oriel High School is one of those schools supporting children and young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day.

YoungMinds are involved in projects ranging from preventing mental illness from developing to improving early intervention and care for those living with a mental health problem.

At Oriel we held a cake sale for YoungMinds #HelloYellow campaign, supporting young people’s mental health. With every cake sold students were given a book mark showing supportive messages and top tips for good mental health.

We were also running a series of assemblies for students during the week looking at the issue of Mental Health.