Oathall Community College
|Motto||"Oathall is committed to promoting respect, aspiration, achievement and enjoyment in a supportive environment."|
|Chairman of Governors||Rowena Chalk|
|Local authority||West Sussex County Council|
|DfE URN||126085 Tables|
|Houses||Discovery, Endeavor , Pioneer , Voyager|
|Colours||Maroon and yellow|
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
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- and after-school volunteer opportunities 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. The farm's livestock regularly wins prizes, including pig of the year at the South of England Show in 2008.
One of the old wooden hut classrooms was demolished in 2006 to make way for the building of a modernised and better facilitated art block.
Many famous people have visited Oathall Community College.
William Nicholson, writer of many Hollywood films (like Les Misérables and children's books, visited Oathall in 2016. He spoke to the children about many things, such as how to become a writer. He produced a special assembly and Q&A lunch for Year 7s. In the assembly, William talked about his book The Wind Singer (published 2000) to students.
- Oathall Farm
- Miller, Wendy (30 December 2008). "Oathall Community College Farm: from little things, big things grow". Telegraph. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- Godbolt and Year 7, J (23 March 2016). "Oscar-nominated screen writer inspires Oathall students.". Oathall News. Oathall Community College. Retrieved 29 March 2016.