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.

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" 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

Check out some of the fantastic #creative work from Aydon Class this half term!

As part of their work on 'How Things Work', the class designed and made 3D moving models using cams and followers. They have also been practising their weaving skills using a range of materials.

A pleasure to be asked to judge the @Castle_Sch_NCEA #PlatinumJubilee #Bunting making competition today. Didn't have my sidekick @FatherSwinhoe with me #FeelingthePressure now sworn to secrecy til Friday @alijhardy pictures to come.

Our Enterprise team have started to explore a new venture for the Summer Term.... #decoupage!
Jessica has enjoyed learning about decoupage and has been working really hard to create the first few designs. Well done Jess!👏👏👏

Our worship time at the moment is about Christians around the world. @NCEAChaplain led our worship this week and gave us flags to wave like at the Christian Youth celebration in Brazil. (Thank you Sally!)