As children leave our school at the end of Year 6, they do so as positive young citizens who understand the importance of their own physical and mental health and are fully-prepared for the next chapter of their lives. Under the guidance of our dedicated, caring and highly skilled staff, the children learn to embrace the many challenges they face both individually and collectively, aiming high in their ambitions. Ultimately, our curriculum is driven by this approach and our pupils articulate their achievements by referencing one or more of our five values: Scholarship, Curiosity, Tenacity, Aspiration, and Empathy.
Alongside the academic excellence that we strive for, we take a thorough and holistic approach towards the children and families that we serve, ensuring that parents and carers are included in school life as much as possible. We believe in positive, sustainable and honest relationships between school staff, pupils and families and building these relationships begins immediately. Our team includes family support for special educational needs, safeguarding, healthcare and attendance, as well as a trained pastoral team who support children’s mental health and emotional literacy. We believe that if a child is safe, happy and healthy, they are in the best position to learn and therefore, ensuring this is our first priority.
We welcome our new pupils into school with strong, well-organised transition arrangements as well as the after-support that some pupils need, once in school, in order to establish the all-important relationships on which our work is based. We will begin to get to know your child before they start at Castle Academy, visiting them in their previous setting and inviting them to attend pre-visit sessions to ensure that they feel confident and comfortable before their first day.
We are a small and friendly, family school in the heart of Conisbrough. We are very much a community school; always looking to work closely with families to ensure the best possible opportunities for children in our local area. Everyone is welcomed and valued. Castle Academy is an exciting school where children have the opportunity to work in the outdoors as part of our Forest School provision, make a difference as a School Council member and even experience travel abroad! I know your child would enjoy being part of Team Castle!
Together we are… Team Castle!
A very warm welcome to you all. We are committed to giving all children the best possible education and care so that they make a successful start on their learning journey.
I hope that you find the information contained within our website useful but please contact me or your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns. For more information please click on our prospectus link.
I look forward to working with you.