Friendship and acceptance are at the heart of Oriel Academy. We pride ourselves on being a culturally diverse school which represents the community that we serve. Individuality is encouraged and we are inspired by every student’s uniqueness. At Oriel, we celebrate cultures around the world, and our ‘language of the month’ event promotes diversity and inclusivity. Students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) are given specialised and focused support that enables them to outperform national averages and flourish academically. In 2019, 77% of our EAL students achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined, compared to 65% of students nationally.