Oathall Community College

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Oathall Community College
Oathall Community College Logo.jpg
Established 1930s
Type Community
Headteacher Edward Rodriguez
Chairman of Governors Rowena Chalk
Specialisms Arts and Science College
Location Appledore Gardens
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 2AQ
England Coordinates: 51°00′22″N 0°05′31″W / 51.00622°N 0.09204°W / 51.00622; -0.09204
Local authority West Sussex County Council
DfE URN 126085 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c.1400 students
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Colours Maroon and Yellow          
Website http://www.oathall.org/

Oathall Community College is a secondary school located between Lindfield and Haywards Heath in West Sussex, England. There are currently around 1400 students at Oathall, between the ages of 11 and 16. The college has a full spectrum of specialist accommodation, including a 5-acre (20,000 m2) farm, a music centre, recently opened specialist art building, conference facilities and well-equipped classrooms. They have a rolling programme of building development and refurbishment to reach all parts of the school over the next 10 to 15 years.

Oathall serves Haywards Heath and surrounding areas, accommodating students from Ardingly, Horsted Keynes, Burgess Hill, Scaynes Hill and Danehill.

Oathall Community College Farm[edit]

The college's farm was founded during World War II by the head teacher to help the war effort. Today students can take a NVQ Level One in agriculture and in land-based operations (horticulture and farm machinery) and a Level Two Specialist Diploma in environmental and land-based studies,as well as before-school and after-school volunteers in the Young Farmers' Club (YFC). The farm is also incorporated into other subjects, such as mathematics, where students study the growth rates of lambs.[1] The farm's livestock regularly wins pries, including Pig of the Year at the South of England Show in 2008.[2] See also: Oathall farm. For more info visit: www.oathallfarm.org.uk

Recent developments[edit]

A year 11 student washes his hands in preparation for a cooking session in the new Food Technology department

Two new developments to the campus have been completed this year, a new art building and a new food technology department.

Art Department[edit]

One of the old wooden hut classrooms was demolished in 2006 to make way for the building of a modernised and much better facilitated art block.

Ongoing developments[edit]

Oathall has an extensive ICT department with around 150 desktop computers and around 60 laptop computers. These computers connect to a school wide network to which every student can connect using their given username and password. The school has also started installing smart boards in many classrooms, over 25 smart boards are in use.

Oathall is a successfully competitive school, with over 200 trophies in its award cabinet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oathall Farm
  2. ^ Miller, Wendy (30 December 2008). "Oathall Community College Farm: from little things, big things grow". Telegraph. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 

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