School Meals at Oathall

School meals at Oathall are prepared and served by our own in-house catering team.

Catering Manager Mrs Denyer and her staff are committed to delivering the highest standards using fresh, good quality ingredients. The food and drink that we offer comply with the school food plan standards.

Menus are rotated every three weeks with themed days being a regular feature.  They are varied, nutritionally balanced and cater for all dietary needs. We offer gluten-free menus but ask that your child pre-orders this each day with the canteen team. We operate a nut-free policy but we are not always able to guarantee that nuts are not brought into the school by other children.

If you have any dietary requirements for your child please speak to Mrs Denyer or email her on sdenyer@oathall.org we will do our best to accommodate any requests. 

School meal food offer and menus

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre

Oathall Community College can proudly boast one of the biggest and most successful units in West Sussex with over 100 students involved in the award at any one time.

The concept of the Duke of Edinburgh award is simple – anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Oathall offers the award at Bronze level (Year 10).

With assistance from adult leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

  • Volunteering – undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical – improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills – developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition- planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
The award is run and overseen by the Award Centre Coordinator, Miss Arlington.   If you have any questions or want to find out more about the award please contact the school.
More information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the charity can be found at www.dofe.org

Under 14 County Cup Quarter Finalists

Oathall’s Under 14 Girls Football team continued to show resilience, determination and grit to secure their place in the County Cup Quarter Finals making them one of the top 8 teams in Sussex.

The match against Claremont School was a gripping game with the score drawn at 2-2 at full time. Neither team was able to penetrate the defence in extra time and following a further 20 minutes of play, nothing could divide Oathall and Claremont teams. The match went to penalties with Oathall’s penalty takers and goalkeeper holding their nerve eventually winning the match 3 – 2. Congratulations to everyone who took part.

The team will now go on to play Cardinal Newman school in the Quarter finals.

Odd Socks Day 2019

As part of Anti-Bullying week, students and staff at Oathall took part in Odd Socks Day 2019 and wore odd socks to promote difference and raise awareness of bullying.

This year’s Anti-Bullying week at Oathall is focused on being an ‘Upstander’ and encouraging all to stand up to those who are bullying and to encourage kindness throughout the school. The Oathall wellbeing group have worked hard to raise awareness and to help continue with the wonderful and positive atmosphere here at Oathall.

To join in with the event students gave a donation to support The Diana Award Charity that was founded in memory of Princess Diana and her strong belief that young people can change the world. One aspect of this charity is supporting anti-bullying in schools.

Sue Cheung visits Oathall

We were really thrilled and delighted to welcome author Sue Cheung to Oathall on Monday 11 November. Sue Cheung visited to speak to Year 9 students about her latest book ‘Chinglish’.

The book is about the up’s and down’s of Jo Kwan a teenager growing up in 1980s Coventry with her annoying little sister, too-cool older brother, a series of very unlucky pets and utterly bonkers parents. But unlike the other kids at her new school or her posh cousins, Jo lives above her parents’ Chinese takeaway.

Told in diary entries and doodles, Jo’s brilliantly funny observations about life, family and char siu make for a searingly honest portrayal of life on the other side of the takeaway counter.

 

Oathall’s act of remembrance

Our School captains represented the school at the Haywards Heath Schools’ Remembrance service At St Wilfrid’s Church on Friday 8 November.

To mark Armistice Day and Oathall’s act of Remembrance, students and staff gathered on the piazza around our Field of Remembrance. Half of the crosses this year have been dedicated to soldiers, sailors and airmen lost in conflicts such as the Falklands and Northern Ireland. Assemblies this past week, delivered by History teacher and British Army veteran Mr Hastings, have reflected this and enabled staff and students to understand these conflicts better as well as the individual sacrifices made by members of Britain’s armed forces.
As always, our students showed great respect for the Remembrance proceedings which makes this now annual ceremony very special to be part of.

 

Chatting and crafting in the community

Students at Oathall have just attended their first session at Compton House care home in Lindfield. Our students volunteered to spend time with the residents helping them to colour and write messages on poppies for a Remembrance day project in the home. Our student volunteers are ideally placed to give the residents an opportunity to chat and socialise with younger people from the community.

Miss Murray, who organised the session said

The group were fantastic and were really natural with the residents. They were so helpful and lovely with the residents, it was great to see. We are hoping to make this a regular event.

Year 7 Settling in evening

The Year 7 Settling in Evening will take place on Thursday 24th October from 3:30 – 6:30 pm and you are warmly invited to attend with your child.

The aim of this evening is for you to meet with the tutor and discuss how your child has settled here at Oathall Community College. Please note that a further evening is arranged on the 3rd March 2020 for you to discuss your child’s academic progress with their teachers.

Further information can be found in this letter.

Letter to Y7 parents

 

World cup Maths

The Maths department has been celebrating the Rugby World Cup in recent weeks.

Students have been taking part in lessons that link Maths to the great game of rugby. We have learnt about how we collect data and then how we can represent that data in many different ways. Students in Year 10 & 11 have been able to link this work to cumulative frequency diagrams and Trigonometry. Students have really enjoyed linking Maths to this real-life environment.

Student Wellbeing drop-in sessions

As part of a strategy to help young people improve their wellbeing and mental health, Oathall student volunteers have begun a new initiative to help their peers cope with and discuss any wellbeing issues they may have.

On a weekly basis, students now have the opportunity to attend a “Wellbeing Drop-In Session.” This allows pupils with wellbeing-related issues, such as stress, anxiety and friendship problems, to speak to other pupils in a safe environment. These sessions are overseen by teachers but are ultimately run by pupil volunteers who have received training.

The aim of this initiative is to provide pupils with peers who will listen to them, as well as suggest potential solutions and coping strategies.

This logo has been designed by one of the wellbeing student volunteers.

Year 11 – Post 16 opportunities evening

Students in year 11 and their families are invited to attend this event on Wednesday 18 September from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

The evening will give advice and guidance to year 11 students about the choices available to them after completing their education at Oathall. There will be a short presentation and the opportunity to talk to representatives from local colleges and training organisations.