U16 Netball success

Well done to our U16 netball team, who won their 6th straight game to complete their perfect North Sussex District League campaign.

Today’s success completed a treble of district league titles for these incredible girls, having previously won as Year 7s & U14s on their way up! #PROUDTOBEPURPLE

School Production ‘9 to 5’

Well done to all the staff and students involved in the school production ‘9 to 5’.  Everybody has worked so hard especially over the last few weeks to make the show a spectacular success.  The depth of talent on display was clear for everyone in the sold-out audiences to see. Creativity will always remain one of our core values and we are incredibly proud of our Arts faculty for producing such a brilliant show.  All the students involved in the show’s success should be very proud.  Special mention also to Mr Reed for steering the ship so well.

We can’t wait for next year’s performance.

Oriel Remembers

Staff and students again gathered for our annual whole school remembrance service on Friday 10th November.  The time-honoured tradition was not overshadowed by the damp weather. Staff, students, and invited guests observed the service with impeccable grace despite the wet conditions. Wreaths were laid in memory of the fallen, poems were read out, Jerusalem was sung impeccably by the student choir, and the last post provided a poignant moment as the school community fell silent.

We will always remember them.


Crawley Open House – ECO Food Drive
Open Evening & Open Mornings 2023

The Staff & Students of Oriel High School invite you to our Open Evening & Open Mornings





Open Evening – Thursday 21st September, 6pm – 8:30pm


Headteacher’s presentations taking place during the evening can be booked using the links below.

6pm – Book Here

6.45pm – Book Here

7.30pm Book Here

Tours of the school begin at 6pm.




Open Mornings – Start Tuesday 26th September & then every Tuesday & Thursday until 19th October 2023

Tours start at 9:15am & 11:00am by appointment only


Open Morning Tour

Click the link below to book on one of our 9.15am tours available up to Thursday 19th October.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-morning-tour-915am-tickets-721225032487?aff=oddtdtcreator

Click the link below to book on one of our 11.15am tours available up to Thursday 19th October.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-morning-tour-1115am-tickets-721436414737?aff=oddtdtcreator



Sixth Form Open Evening 

Our Sixth Form Open Evening will take place from 6-8pm on Thursday 12th October 2023

GCSE Results Day

We will distribute GCSE results to students from 11am on Thursday 25th August 2022. We are staggering the times at which students should attend. These times are dictated by surname. The timings are as follows:

Surname beginning withCollection time
A-G11:00
H-O11.30
P-Z12.00

When arriving to collect results students should enter the school building via the main reception to collect results which will be distributed in the courtyard.

Should you have pre-arranged with the exams office for someone other than the student to collect results on their behalf please ensure that the person collecting brings appropriate identification such as a bank card or driving licence.

On the day students will be able to confirm their place at Oriel Sixth Form. To confirm their place students must speak to a member of the Sixth Form team (Mrs Denman, Mrs Bates & Mr Withell) when they collect their results. Should a student wish to make a late application after receiving their results they should speak to a member of the Sixth Form team who will be able to advise them of their next steps.

Members of staff will be on hand to ensure that individual students are able to have any necessary conversations to assist them in their progression to the next steps of their education, employment or training.

A Level Results Day -2023

We will distribute A’Level & Level 3 Vocational results to students from 8.30am on Thursday 17th August 2023.

When arriving to collect results students should enter the school building via the main reception to collect results which will be distributed in the Main Hall.

Should you have pre-arranged with the exams office for someone other than the named student to collect results, please ensure that the person collecting brings appropriate identification such as a bank card or driving licence.

Members of staff will be on hand to ensure that individual students are able to have any necessary conversations to assist them in their progression to the next steps of their education, employment or training.

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