Extra Curricular PE clubs

The following year group PE extra-curricular clubs will begin next week, taking place 2.40-3.40pm; students may only attend a club on the day assigned for their year group.

The listed clubs will continue until the end of the Autumn term, and will change after Christmas.

Full Oriel PE kit must be worn when attending PE extra-curricular clubs. Should students already be wearing their PE kit because they wear it to school for their timetabled PE lesson on the day they wish to attend a club, they should remain in it, but store their other belongings in the changing room assigned for the club they are attending. Should students be wearing school uniform because they do not have a timetabled PE lesson on the day they wish to attend a club, they should bring their PE kit to school, then change into it after school and store their belongings in the changing room assigned for the club they are attending.

In both instances students should wear their PE kit home after they have attended their club; there is no sign-up, or cost to attend PE extra-curricular clubs.

Tuesday – Year 9
Volleyball – TFR
Table Tennis – RAS and FKN

Wednesday – Year 8
Trampolining – OSV
Volleyball – PCR
Football – ABC and BPO

Thursday – Year 7
Football – SJN and CAS
Basketball – KYO
Netball – HAS

Oriel High School U14 Boys’ Football Team – County Cup Champions

Congratulations to Oriel High School’s U14 boys’ football team, winners of the 2019/20 U13 Sussex Schools FA County Cup, with a 5-0 win against The Weald Community School, the first time Oriel have won the competition at any age group.

Having qualified for the final back in February, courtesy of an 8-0 victory in their semi-final against Windlesham House School, the showpiece was subsequently delayed by eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and when the two teams, now U14’s, eventually met last Thursday, it was on Thomas Bennett’s 4G pitch rather than at Sussex County HQ at Culver Road, Lancing, another consequence of ‘the new normal’, with the finalists asked to organise a neutral venue for their final.

Though Oriel dominated possession in the first half, there had been few clear cut chances for either team until James Laws opened the scoring on the stroke of half time when he cut in from the left wing and drove a low shot into the bottom corner at the near post.

Oriel went on the capitalise on the confidence that the half time lead had given them, when James Laws added his, and Oriel’s second 10 minutes into the second half, latching on to a loose ball in the box and firing in a bouncing effort. Soon after, the moment, and goal of the game was scored by Oriel captain Liam Manby, who after picking up the ball on the halfway line, drove forward, and on the run, unleashed a dipping 25-yard drive into the roof of the net giving The Weald’s goalkeeper no chance.

The fourth goal followed after great play by Luke Staight to secure the ball then feed it wide to Georgie Barrowcliff, who crossed first time for Tommy Childs to finish smartly at the far post. The scoring was completed, when minutes from the end of the game The Weald scored an unfortunate own goal following a corner, and while the Oriel forwards took the plaudits for the goals, recognition must be given to the solid defensive base provided by the ever-impressive Oriel goalkeeper Ajae Patel, and back four marshalled by Man of the Match Tommy Seale.

This season’s Sussex Schools FA County Cup competitions begin when school’s return after the half term break, with Oriel’s U14’s keen to defend their title, beginning with a second round tie at home against the winners of Buckswood School and Dorothy Stringer School (B); they will also defend their North Sussex District League title, and will compete in the English Schools’ FA U14 PlayStation Schools’ Cup for the first time.

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.

Oriel Sixth Form Futures Newsletter

Click here to read the latest Oriel Sixth Form ‘Futures’ Newsletter

School Games 2020


Outstanding Oriel

Oriel High School has been recognised as providing OUTSTANDING support, commitment and engagement of virtual PE/recreational programmes to our students and community during the lockdown period.  Here’s a look Back with leftwards arrow above at the initiatives and competitions we have provided, promoted and supported since schools closed to most students 17 weeks ago, on Friday 20th March:

–  PE With Joe Wicks
– SAM Learning Activities
– Keepy-Up Challenge
– Chuck A Teabag Challenge
– Remote Subject Awards
– Clap For Carers
– RUN5K4NHS
– PE Staff TikToks
– Weekly Workouts
– ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games
– ‘Virtual’ Sports Day
– ‘Virtual’ PE Presentation Evening

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.

Sixth Form Applications

Our most recent letter to all 2020 Sixth Form applicants can be found here.

Please see here for answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding Sixth Form Applications.

View the Oriel Sixth Form prospectus here and read more about our new Cambridge Technical qualifications and Core Maths below:

All confirmations of provisional places and confirmations of subject choices should be emailed to Y12choices@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

The closing date for all new applications is Thursday 30th April

Oriel Reaches Sussex Schools FA Final

Congratulations to our U14 girls and Year 8 boys football teams, who have both reached the finals of the Sussex Schools FA. The girls will play in the County Shield final after a 5-2 win in the semi-final against Peacehaven. Our Year 8 boys team who are unbeaten all season reached the final of the Sussex County Cup after a 8-0 semi-final win over Windlesham House School.

Both teams played really well and fully deserved their place in the finals.  It is a great accomplishment and further shows the strength in sporting talent we have at Oriel.  Individual and team sports are thriving and the level of performance by our students is improving all the time as they set themselves new higher standards.

Year 8 Boys Football Team
Under 14 Girls Football Team
Year 9 Options Evening Cancellation

Year 9 Options Evening due to take place on Thursday 19th March 2020 has been cancelled, more information to follow by ParentMail.