School Office Tel :

01293 880350

Student Absence Tel (Available 24 hrs) :

01293 880363

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School Admission arrangements

There is a strong community spirit and the school is a warm and welcoming place to be. The schools’ organisation into learning communities, with mixed-age mentoring groups, is particularly valued by staff and pupils. This nurtures good working relationships between staff and pupils and ensures that all pupils’ pastoral and welfare needs are given careful support, alongside their academic requirements’. (Ofsted 2016)

Most students attending the school live within the catchment area which comprises the wards of Maidenbower, Worth & Pound Hill South, (view the catchment area map here Oriel High School Catchment Area.pdf) Many children transfer from one of the local junior schools: Maidenbower Junior School, Pound Hill Junior School and The Oaks. However, we had students from 28 different schools transfer to us in September.

Oriel High School’s admissions are managed by West Sussex County Council. Click the link below to apply and find out further information about appeals if the school is over subscribed.

Admission arrangements for those students with a Special Education Need (SEN) are outlined below.

If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Pupil Admissions Team (Northern Area) County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH
Telephone: 03330 142 903
Fax: 01403 276460

Pupil Admissions Team (Southern Area) Centenary House, Durrington Lane, Worthing, BN13 2QB
Telephone: 03330 142 903
Fax: 01903 839214

Special Educational Needs Assessment Team:
Telephone numbers:
0330 222 8881: Chichester, Bognor Regis,
Midhurst, Petworth
0330 222 8882: Angmering, Littlehampton,
Steyning, Worthing, Shoreham, Lancing,
Horsham West
0330 222 8883: Crawley, Burgess Hill, Horsham
East, Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, East Grinstead

Elective Home Education:
Telephone: 0330 222 3300

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