School profile

Oathall Community College

Oathall is a mixed comprehensive community college with 1000 students located in the heart of Mid-Sussex. We are situated on the boundaries of the town of Haywards Heathand the village of Lindfield.

We are a strategic partner in two local Teaching School alliances and we work closely with the other schools in our federation of secondary schools.

Learning is at the heart of all we do and the college has clearly stated teaching and learning expectations for all members of the college which are captured as the Oathall 8. Students achieve impressive results that continue to improve year on year.

The most recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018 graded the school as continuing to be good and, although pleased with this, Oathall is not a complacent school and has an improvement plan sharply focused
on producing outstanding outcomes in all areas. The comprehensive programme of continuing professional learning ensures that each member of the Oathall team can fulfil their entitlement to a bespoke package of training that is underpinned by the appraisal system.

About our school experience


We also offer a bespoke school experience programme.
This is a one-day programme which includes:
-an introduction to the different routes into teaching
-an overview of the recruitment process and tips for a successful application
-an insight into what you can expect from teacher training
-lesson observations
-spend time in the subject area you wish to pursue teacher training in

Start and finish times
8.30 to 3.15 - Flexible

Oathall Community College is flexible to the needs of individuals seeking a School Experience Day, therefore we are happy to discuss needs and update plans accordingly.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

At Oathall Community College, we offer highly personalised, school-based teacher training.

Oathall is in two teacher training partnerships, The Millais Alliance and Oriel ITT Partnership. Both of these coordinate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) across a number of schools in West Sussex. Oathall offers both School Direct, PGCE placements and the Apprenticeship route, we currently work with Brighton, Eastbourne, Sussex and Chichester Universities.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • None
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

Oathall Community College, School Experience Days are held in a range of subjects every Thursday between 8.30am-3.15 pm of the school academic year.

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


Appledore Gardens, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2AQ
Map showing Oathall Community College

Yes - on site parking provided

We can provide parking spaces for candidates in our visitors car park at the front entrance for the college.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Appledore Gardens, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2AQ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish