Meet the Sixth Form team

Mrs Clair Denman

Assistant Headteacher

Head of Sixth Form

Teacher of English and Media Studies

Ask me about:

Sixth Form Entrance; how to choose your courses, what you’ll need to start them and how to succeed once in the Sixth Form

Academic expectations and Support; how you can give yourself the best chance of success

Your learning experience as a Sixth Form Student; working with your teaching teams to ensure you have a positive experience in your final years at Oriel.


Mrs Pippa Bates

Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Ask me about:

Academic Support and Behaviour/Sanctions; what we expect and what you can expect from us in return

University Pathways and School Leaver Programmes


Mr Simon Withell

Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Ask me about:

Apprenticeship Pathways and School Leaver Programmes

Senior Student Leadership roles; how you can get involved in the wider life of the school


Ms Sharon Slayford

Student Support Officer

Ask me about:

General Guidance and Pastoral Support; how to succeed and thrive in the 6th form


Mr Ross Thornton

Careers Advisor and Work-Related Learning Administrator

Ask me about:

Work Experience Opportunities, Apprenticeships and Careers Advice


Thinking of joining us?
Please view our Sixth Form Admissions page for more details