Sixth Form Open Evening – 7th October

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers and students to our Sixth Form Open evening this year on Thursday 7th October, 6pm – 8:30pm.

We are very proud of or sixth form students and many of them will also be present to talk to prospective students during the evening.

Open Evening – 30th September *UPDATED*

Open Evening: Thursday 30th September 6pm-8:30pm

Headteachers presentations taking place at 6pm, 6:45pm and 7:30pm.

Tours of the school begin at 6pm.

To book tickets to one of the Headteacher’s presentations please click the time below that you wish to book for.  Bookings are made via Eventbrite. Each ticket admits one person to the Headteacher talk.  Please book one ticket for each member of your family that wishes to attend the Headteacher presentation, including children. A maximum of three tickets are available per booking.

Please ensure that, prior to arrival on the night, you have either downloaded your tickets to a mobile device or have printed a copy of each ticket.  Ticket barcodes will be scanned on entry to the Headteacher presentations. Sadly, without a booked ticket, entrance to the Headteacher presentations will not be possible. 

Please feel free to tour the wider school when not attending a Headteacher talk.

Attendees at the 6pm Headteacher presentation will be able to tour the school until 8:30pm after the Headteacher’s presentation has concluded. 

Attendees at the 6:45pm Headteacher presentation will be able to tour the school from 6pm before the Headteacher’s presentation commences and after the Headteacher’s presentation has concluded until 8:30pm. 

Attendees at the 7:30pm Headteacher presentation will be able to tour the school from 6pm before the Headteacher’s presentation commences.

No booking is necessary to tour the school. Open evening finishes at 8:30pm.

A Level Results Success

As Crawley Schools we are delighted with the achievements of our Sixth Form students. They have been through a gruelling and robust assessment programme with all assessments taken under highly controlled conditions that have resulted in the grades that they have been awarded today. These grades reflect their hard work and tremendous efforts and the dedicated commitment of our staff as well as the support of our families across the town. It has been a very challenging, demanding and disrupted two years for our Year 13 students, but they have demonstrated a sense of resilience and character that has made us all feel very proud of them. Our Sixth Form students across the town richly deserve the hard-fought grades that they have been awarded and as Crawley school leaders we offer them our heartiest congratulations and very best wishes for the future.

Dan – Computer Science A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Physics A* OXFORD Maths and Computer Science
Emma – Computer Science A*, Maths A*, Further Maths B, Psychology A KINGSTON Computer Games Programming
Matthew – Maths A*, Economics B, Geography B KENT Data Science
Owen – Business A, Economics B, Psychology B  Degree Apprenticeship KPMG
Adam – Maths A, Physics A, Psychology B  KENT Forensic Science
Abi – Biology A, Maths A, Psychology A  PORTSMOUTH Psychology
Will – (Senior Head Boy) Computer Science A*, History A*, Maths A, Politics A* KINGS COLLEGE LONDON, Computer Science
Scott – Computer Science A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Physics A*, EPQ A*  CAMBRIDGE Maths
Kat – English Language A, Health and Social Care Distinction* Distinction * READING Speech and Language Therapy
Hollie – Fine Art A, Geography C, Sociology C Brighton Met Computer Games Design
Ellie – Textile Art A, Psychology C, Spanish C BRIGHTON Psychology
Libby – Business Distinction*, English Language A, Sociology A LOUGHBOROUGH English with Business Studies
Sophie – English Literature A, Health and Social Care Distinction, Sociology B CHICHESTER History
Hannah – (Senior Head Girl) History A, Chemistry A, English Literature B  Pharmacy Assistant, Lloyds
Will – (Senior Head Boy) Computer Science A*, History A*, Maths A, Politics A* KINGS COLLEGE LONDON, Computer Science
Halle – Drama B, English Literature A, Media Studies A* CHICHESTER Musical Theatre and Cabaret Performance
Alicia – Geography A, Politics B, Sociology A* GREENWICH Law
Poppy – English Language A, Psychology B, Sociology A* LOUGHBOROUGH Sociology
Holly – Business Distinction * Distinction * Media Studies B BATH SPA Business and Management
Lizzie – Biology B, Chemistry A, German C HARTPURY Veterinary Nursing
Student collection of GCSE results Thursday 12th August 2021

We will distribute GCSE results to students from 11am on Thursday 12th August 2021.  We are staggering the times at which students should attend. These times are dictated by surname.  The timings are as follows:

Surname beginning with
Collection time
A – C
D – F
G – I
J – L
M – O
P – S
T – Z

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 your son or daughter 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, 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.

Opening of new 3G Pitch

Harlequins & England international Shaunagh Brown was at Oriel High School in Crawley recently (Monday 17 May) to officially open the school’s new full-size, floodlit third-generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP). The project was made possible thanks to close working with the school’s facilities management provider, BAM FM, West Sussex County Council and Crawley Rugby Club.

Shaunagh Brown, who before professional rugby, had a career in athletics, where she represented England in the hammer throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, opened the new 3G AGP, the first facility of this type in Crawley. The new pitch will allow Oriel High School to provide students and members of the local community with a safe and secure environment to participate in sport all year round. The school will aim to build on its inclusive ethos to offer competitive rugby and football opportunities to all children, irrespective of ability, and enable pupils to reach their full potential and guide talented individuals into appropriate club and coaching settings.

Strong partnerships are already in place with local grassroots club Crawley Rugby Club who will regularly use the new 3G AGP for training and matches. The club, previous winners of the accolade of National Rugby Club of the Year award, currently run 18 teams and are strongly committed to attracting new participants, particularly amongst girls. This ties in perfectly with the schools future plans.

The school worked in partnership with BAM FM and West Sussex County Council to secure government funding for the new facility.  By providing more high-quality facilities, coupled with coaching at the appropriate age group,  the school aims to improve the experience for regular players as well as attracting new players to the game of rugby.  Having the new state-of-the-art facility the school aim to strengthen the connection between professional clubs such as Harlequins and their local communities, The growth of girls rugby being a key ambition.

Shaunagh Brown, England rugby international, remarked: “ It was an absolute honour, opening Oriel High Schools brand new 3G pitches. It’s so impressive how much facilities Oriel have. It gives me faith that the future of sport is in good hands”.

Ryan Sallows, Business Manager, Oriel High School, said: “The new 3G pitch is a huge asset to both the school and local community. It will make a huge difference to grassroots rugby and football in this area. We are very grateful to BAM and West Sussex County Council for supporting our ambitions with this fantastic new facility.”

Dan McGurran, Chairman of Crawley Rugby Club commented “This new 3G pitch is an example of the positive impact that partnerships with schools can have on our grassroots game. First-class facilities like this are crucial to creating more opportunities for local people to enjoy regular sport”.

Michelle Reddings from BAM, stated “Oriel High School deserves huge credit for taking a vision and turning it into a reality. Sport has the power to make a positive impact on the health of communities, and this wonderful new facility will improve the sporting experience of local people and encourage them to be more active. I would also like to thank Shaunagh for inspiring the students and taking the time to open the new facility.”

ChickenWIRED Workshop

Oriel students enjoyed the challenging and absorbing craft of wire sculpture. Learning and developing 3D sculpture skills recently. Using just a pair of wire clippers, a pair of bent-nosed pliers and finger-friendly PVC coated chickenwire, the ChickenWIRED workshops offer students a practical, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable art day, creating their own 3D sculpture. The workshop offered was practically based and encouraged each student to create their own sculpture, following the process from start to finish. This ensured that all students were continually busy and participated throughout the workshop.
The opportunity to offer this half day workshop to year 7 and 8 students was seized upon by Mrs Jordan in our Youth Wing. She said “the students had a great time participating in the activity. It is brilliant to be able to plan and provide these types of activities again to students”.
The school has more plans to utilise the skills of external providers in arts, music and sports before the end of the academic year. Deputy Headteacher Miss Everitt stated “extra curricular activities and opportunities to get students out of the classroom learning are key for us this term.  Families have told us that they want their children to participate in these type of activities as lockdowns have curtailed all these type of experiences”.  

Comic Relief 2021

Many thanks to everyone who donated to our Comic Relief fundraising page.  We exceeded our £1000 target and raised a fantastic £1,677. Thanks to your donations, Comic Relief continues to make a difference to the lives of millions of people across the UK and around the world.

Comic Relief believes that a just world, free from poverty, is possible, and that those closest to the issues have the best solutions. So Comic Relief partners with amazing projects and organisations that are working to tackle four of the biggest challenges society faces today,

  • Improving mental health
  • A safe place for everyone
  • A world where children survive and thrive
  • Freedom from fear, violence and discrimination

In each of these areas, the Covid-19 pandemic has made people’s lives even harder, so your support is as important as ever.
Thank you again for your donation.

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 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

Oriel staff member wins award

Congratulations to Oriel staff member Katie Jordan on her award.  Katie’s success follows on from the community award that the Oriel Youth Wing won last year.  Oriel High School has a proud history of supporting many community causes and fostering excellent community links that our students benefit from being part of.  Katie as our Community Officer plays a key part in that success.  She fully deserves her award.