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01293 880350

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01293 880363

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  • “Oriel is very big but really fun”

    Year 7 student, Sept 2015
  • Oriel High School celebrates its best ever results in 2015

  • ‘Students are polite, friendly and continue to behave very well in lessons and around the school’

    Ofsted 2016
  • In 2015 52% of A level grades were A*-B.

  • ‘Staff morale is very high’

    Ofsted 2016
  • 60% of our students achieved 5+ GCSE passes with English & Maths in 2015


Oriel High School is a high performing school in Crawley with a strong focus on our four core values, Creativity, Achievement, Respect, Excellence.

Standards are continually improving but we strive to do even better. We welcome applications from motivated and committed individuals to join our cooperative and enthusiastic staff. Parents regard for our staff is also high. Feedback from Parent’s evenings over the past year have recorded a 99% approval rating that teaching at Oriel is good.

Application Forms

Applications should be e-mailed to Laila Laird, 

Safer Recruitment Policy [PDF]

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Oriel High School Recruitment Pack

Please see the attached document that tells you a little more about our school and what it is like to work here.



There are currently no vacancies


School Direct Trainee teacher

School Direct Advert for Sept 2018

Routes into Teaching road map

The ASCL has produced a useful road map that highlights routes into the teaching profession for potential candidates.  The road map can be found here routes_into_teaching_map_final.  Please see further details about our Teaching alliance below.


The Southern Collaborative Learning Partnership (SCLP) Alliance

Oriel High School is also the only Secondary school member of the SCLP Alliance.  A non-profit making organisation run by schools for schools.  We are a collective of like-minded schools who are committed to developing longitudinal, high quality, cost effective professional development for all staff.  We are currently the only primary school alliance in West Sussex having been awarded the status in March 2013 by the National College of Teaching and Learning/Department for Education.  Our ultimate aim is to work in trusting partnerships having a sustained impact, ensuring consistently good and better outcomes for all children.  The SCLP Alliance is committed to creating opportunities to innovate, inspire and transform through a collaborative partnership based on trust, respect and integrity.

Our strategic partner schools include:

  • Pound Hill Infant School – Crawley – Lead School
  • Birchwood Grove Primary – Burgess Hill
  • The Brook – Crawley
  • Maidenbower Infant  – Crawley
  • Maidenbower Junior – Crawley
  • Manor Green Primary (Special school) – Crawley
  • Oriel High School – Crawley
  • University of Brighton

See our SCLP website for further details

Oriel Teaching Staff blog

We have also established a new blog website where Oriel teachers can talk openly about teaching in our school. Click the link below. 

What our staff say about working here

“When I came for my interview I was blown away the moment I got out of the taxi.  The school is beautiful and so full of light! Every classroom has multiple windows, hallways have skylights and the whole school just has a wonderful feel of being outside.  The staff at Oriel is very inviting and it is quite a young feeling staff (i.e. Even if not young by age, they are enthusiastic and energetic, funny, and always looking for new innovative teaching practices). Miss Sarah King

“The staff at Oriel are young and friendly. They are continuously coming up with new and exciting ways to teach and I must say it is exciting and nice to be a part of a team. We are a very open and close staff and we are like our own little community. All the different departments mix and support each other, so no one I have ever met feels excluded or left out”.  Miss Ciara Murphy

“I came to Oriel to interview with the Head and my now Head of Department and to teach. I instantly knew I would love to work in the school, the staff and students were both friendly and helpful. When I was offered the job, I didn’t have to think about my answer – my meetings with staff members in the school, and the support I was being offered to change from Ireland was so amazing. Changing curriculum from Irish to English was a very difficult task but with the help and support I received, both from my head of department and from the rest of the school staff, I never felt like I couldn’t do it. Miss Carol Maher

“Working closely with my collegues has been a pleasure.  Teachers and support staff here are hardworking, positive and supportive.  The vast majority of teachers are polite, respectful and have a great work ethic. The building itself and how it is looked after makes a big difference as well.  The marking and observation policy is based on trusting teacher’s as professionals and removes a great deal of stress and unnecessary box ticking type work. Mr Peter Haynes

What Ofsted said

“Professional development for staff includes effective pathways for individuals and opportunities for emerging leaders’ involvement in improvement projects and for sharing classroom practice. Driving continuous improvements in the quality of teaching is integral to this programme”. (Ofsted 2012)

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