School Office Tel :

01293 880350

Student Absence Tel (Available 24 hrs) :

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.

What our staff say about working here

“Oriel is friendly and supportive….it is a great place to work.  Oriel has probably been the best place I have worked at over the last 50 years”.  Mr Martin Kingsman, IT Technician

“I have really enjoyed the opportunities presented to me at Oriel. I worked  in the PE department and had my own Year 10 class.  I also enjoyed teaching a Year 7 Geography class. I helped run and take part in extra curricular activities such as Year 7 & 8 rugby and I also enjoyed mentoring the Duke of Edinburgh bronze level groups”. Mr David Fudge, Cover Supervisor

“The culture at Oriel is very positive with a friendly atmosphere.  Hard working but there are lots of opportunities to take part in school wide activities.  I also was provided with weekly CPD sessions throughout my training year and regular mentor meetings”.”. Miss Alice Weatherell-Toms, School Direct trainee Design & Technology teacher

“Working closely with my colleagues 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 teachers as professionals and removes a great deal of stress and unnecessary box ticking type work. Mr Peter Haynes, Teacher

What Ofsted said

“Staff morale is very high and there is a sense of pride in the quality of learning in the school from them and from pupils. ”. (Ofsted 2016)

Application Forms

Applications should be e-mailed to Laila Laird, 

Safer Recruitment Policy [PDF]

Application-Non Teaching Post.doc

Application-Teaching Post.doc


Privacy Notice for Recruitment and Volunteers

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.


Teacher of RE Job Description

There is currently 1  vacancy

Cover Supervisor

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor Advert July 2019

Job Description Cover Supervisor




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. 

Invigilator Advert March 2019

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