Primary Sports Day

Our primary children had a great afternoon and didn’t let a rainy day spoil their sports day. A quick change of plan and a carousel of activities were set up indoors in each class and in the hall. From running races, egg and spoon races to sensory messy play – everyone had a great time!

It was lovely to see so many of our families come along and join in the fun.

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Sensory Garden Officially Open

It was lovely to see our families and friends at our open afternoon and opening of the sensory garden. Thank you to our sixth form for catering for the event – fabulous cakes as always!

The sensory garden is now complete and looking fabulous! A big thank you to Vicky for all her hard work in creating our new outdoor sensory space. Thank you to Alan Hardie, CEO for officially opening our sensory garden. We had a lovely afternoon and it was great to see the children exploring and enjoying our sensory garden.

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The sensory garden has been a huge hit and the children love spending time in there and exploring. The garden is a perfect space to stimulate the senses with lots to see, hear, touch and smell.


Secondary Sports Day

A lovely sunny afternoon for our secondary sports day!

Thank you to Lindsey and Mike for organising such a great event.


We had lots of staff participation too!


Press Release

We are delighted that AkzoNobel has chosen us as their community partner of the year for 2019.

“Everyone at the school, staff and pupils, are all very excited about the partnership project with AkzoNobel. The development work for our outdoor areas in particular is going to be absolutely fantastic. Our children love to be outside and it’s a great place to really make learning fun, so we’re looking forward to injecting a bit of colour to develop what is currently quite a grey area into a space where the children can engage in some lovely activities when they’re outdoors.” (Sara Wild, Principal)

Click here to link to the recent press release to read about the fantastic support we’ve received from AkzoNobel

A HUGE thank you to everyone at AkzoNobel

Independent Travel

Over the past 2 years Joe, Joe and Ryan have been working hard with Alyson, learning the skills and developing the confidence to travel safely and independently on public transport.

They have been practising road safety, stranger danger and recognising landmarks that they can use as a safe meeting point. They have also practised using the telephone and carry laminated cards with a contact number for Alyson.

For the past few weeks the group have independently walked from school to the bus stop and then  travelled to Ashington on the bus to the specified meeting point. They have then moved around Ashington to different shops to buy items from their shopping list from home.

We are so proud of what they have achieved and are confident that they have the skills needed to continue to travel safely and independently when they leave us at the end of the summer term for the next exciting part of their journey!



RDA Regional Championships

Well done to our primary and secondary horse riders, who represented the Pegasus Centre in the RDA regional championships.


All of our riders were amazing and they proudly returned with lots of rosettes to show.


A special mention to Liam, who won and will be representing The Pegasus Centre in the RDA Nationals at Gloucester in July.


A huge thank you to everyone at The Pegasus Centre and Active Northumberland for all  your hard work to make the day such a success.

Súpercapacitad@s International Football Match

A huge congratulations to our super volunteer, and former student Ryan!
Ryan travelled to Malaga recently to take part in the Súpercapacitad@s match with his football team representing the Newcastle United Foundation


Ryan also had the honour of playing alongside Newcastle United player Jesus Gamez.    Well Done Ryan!


Northumberland Games 2019

A group of pupils from Castle School took part in the Northumberland Games, organised by Active Northumberland.


It was a fantastic event, trying out and competing in a range of different sporting activities. Pupils also had the pleasure of meeting triple Paralympic champion Stephen Miller, who gave a motivating speech during the opening ceremony

Frozen Light Theatre Visit

Gillian’s class had a fabulous time when they visited the Northern stage to see sensory theatre company Frozen Light, perform their multi-sensory production of The Isle of Brimsker.
It was a magical morning immersed with sensory delights that had all students fully engaged from start to finish – a truly memorable experience



Great Big School Clean

For the second year running, students and staff from across Castle School took part in the Great Big School Clean in association with Wilko, Daily Mail and Keep Britian Tidy.


Kerry from Northumberland County Council generously provided hi-vis jackets, gloves, litter pickers and bags to support our efforts.

    Throughout the day students from Primary and Secondary collected rubbish from areas within and close to the school grounds.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be outdoors, making a positive contribution to improving our school environment.