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Welcome to Castle Academy,

I am delighted that you have chosen Castle Academy for your child. We are a small and friendly, family school who believe in giving your child 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.

I look forward to working with you.

Ann-Marie Mason

Principal.

Prospectus 2018- 2019

Castle Academy is located in Conisbrough within Doncaster in the county of South Yorkshire, close to Barnsley and Rotherham. We have 140 pupils on our roll age between 4 and 11.

We are delighted to now be a part of the Astrea Academy Trust. The Astrea’s vision enables individual academies to flourish with real autonomy, whilst also ensuring a strong ethos of support and collaboration.

The Astrea Academy Trust has the highest expectations of pupil attainment in national assessments, but our aspirations take us beyond the concept of “schooling”. Astrea educates, rather than schools.

With an impassioned by-line, “Inspiring Beyond Measure”, Astrea states its commitment to ‘educate, not just school’, instilling the qualities and dispositions of Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Contribution and Happiness.

The Astrea Academy Trust logo communicates the importance we place on collaboration, development and aspiration: The three figures are coming together in the shape of a tree, which represents growth, whilst the tallest figure reaches upwards, towards a star, which is above and beyond the highest branch of the tree.

This is a hugely exciting time for our family of schools. Astrea has been recognised by the Department for Education as being well placed to raise standards and achieve excellence for pupils in a growing number of schools nationwide. We are presented with a rare opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and life chances of school children – many of whom haven’t previously received the educational opportunities they deserve.

To tackle this inequality, a Northern Sponsor fund, amounting to £10 million, was created in order to attract and encourage the best sponsors to take on schools in the north of England. Astrea Academy Trust is one of the first to receive a share of this fund and has been trusted with setting up high-performing academy hubs in areas with some of the greatest need.

Astrea academies will ultimately be based all across England and include schools at various stages of development, from those requiring significant improvement through to existing outstanding schools.

The Astrea vision enables individual academies to flourish with real autonomy, whilst also ensuring a strong ethos of support and collaboration across our schools. This balance is necessary in order to achieve long term sustainability for our schools.

“Reach for the top of the tree and you may get to the first branch but reach for the stars and you’ll get to the top of the tree.”

Lemn Sissay, MBE