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Starting at Castle Academy

Moving your child to a school is a big move and leap of trust for parents. You have to ensure YOU get it right for your child. For this reason we advise that you visit the school you are considering as the choice for your child.. In this visit you can learn so much.. Its not only what is said that may be important, but it is also what you see as you walk around.

At Castle Academy we have an excellent staff team who work hard to make sure all children feel safe and make the most of the opportunities on offer.

If you contact the school office Miss Womack will arrange an appointment with the school Principal Mrs Mason. She will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Questions to think about-

* Do you feel welcome and comfortable in the school ?

* Do the children in school look happy?

* Are staff welcoming?

* Is the environment what you expected?

* Can you see your child fitting in here?

* Does the school support its learners well?

Please see attached the Astrea Admissions Policy which details arrangements for selecting pupils and oversubscription criteria




Reception Admissions

There is no automatic right of admission into a reception class and all parents must apply for the school they wish to attend.


During the School Year

ALL admissions are processed by the Local Authority. If your child attends another school then the move should be discussed with the Head teacher. This meeting is not to dissuade you from moving but to give the school an opportunity to resolve any issues there may be. As we have said previously a change of school is a big decision and will impact on your child and their learning.

If you still decide to move your child, then your child’s current school MUST complete a transfer form. When YOU HAVE made a choice of school, this form should be taken to the school. The school will complete their section of the form. This is then sent to the Local Authority’s Admissions Department

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the school please ring 01709 513010 or email