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NCEA Castle School

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

On Monday morning, our Pre-Formal classes had a blast at our Sensory Sports Day! Our students explored a sensory circuit with different coloured themes, using all their senses to experience each colour zone. We wrapped up the fun with exciting parachute games.

We are very proud of students in our VI life skills group! They hosted an afternoon tea for family members and it was a huge success. The students utilised the skills they had learned in the group to plan and prepare for the event. Well done!

Thank you so much to all the parents/carers who came to our Formal Pathway trampoline workshop last week. We are so proud of our students and the progress they have made physically, developing confidence, turn taking and following a range of instructions. Well done!

A magical evening at Prom 2024!✨
Students, families and staff had an incredible time together, everyone looked amazing and lots of fun was had as they danced the night away.
#magicalmemories #schoolprom2024

Vision For Education kindly organised a competition for schools to design a poster, make a model or something else which is pony inspired. Classes got creative and we are delighted to share that we WON! Looking forward to a visit from a Therapy Pony during Autumn Term.

Well done to our Formal and Sixth Form Pathway for their resilience and efforts during their Sports Day this afternoon. A big thank you to our parents/carers for supporting the event and apologies for the ‘typical’ sports day weather.

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