Who we are

Castle School is a specialist provision for children and young people with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. At Castle School, we aim to:
  • Be a happy, safe, caring environment for all our pupils and staff.
  • Be a friendly and stimulating environment where learning is fun and interesting.
  • Provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum appropriate to the needs of each child or young person, taught and assessed through individual learning programmes.
  • Provide relevant opportunities and experiences out of the Academy to help our young people understand being part of a wider community.
  • Develop the self esteem, self awareness and confidence of each of our pupils.
  • Work in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals.

Home Learning Quick Links

" If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."

Ignacio Estrada

" Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act."

Chinese Proverb

" Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes."

Tori Amos

Let’s Get Social

Following our sponsored reading event last term, our wonderful new books have arrived and are ready to go in our libraries. Well done to the fantastic fundraisers for enabling us to purchase so many lovely books! #loveofreading

@Castle_Sch_NCEA Today was World mental health Day. Today was a good day. Today we laughed hysterically at anything & everything! Tomorrow or the next day we may not. This is our little mental health warrior ❤️ and a mammys smile that often hides a million worries ❤️

In addition to today being #worldmentalhealthday it's also the @fragilexuk #FragileXAwarenessDay. Check out @Castle_Sch_NCEA new blog post about this common, yet little known genetic condition. https://t.co/M7MroUCfOA

Can you believe we are 5 weeks into the new school year already? ….time flies when you're having fun! Here is a little catch up of what some of our younger pupils have been getting up to over the last few weeks. (Lots more photos on our Facebook page too)