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

Massive congratulations to last year’s Norham Class who not only made it through the regional finals for their Group art and craft entry for the RDA annual competition, but went on the WIN the NATIONAL COMPETITION @PegasusCentre @RDAnational


@Castle_Sch_NCEA I think I've waited 9 years to 'hear' this ❤️amongst our giggles, James is doing some really good listening with me at the moment and trying to communicate with support... And mammy loves James too, even though he's a monkey 🐵

Thanks to @TheBeakSquawks for his generous donation of signed @alfiejoey #AlfArt book for children 'The Last Coal Miner'. Our English team are plotting a competition for pupils to win one of these fabulous, picture story books.

1/2 Happy New Year to you all!
Apologies for the lack of posts recently, as you know, it has been quite a challenging start to the new term with the rise in COVID cases. (A full COVID update was sent via Arbor earlier this week).