Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities Parents hold the school in high regard Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive Pupils are enthusiastic learners Pupils learn and play in a calm and harmonious environment Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents are extremely positive in their views of the school


Castle Wood School  


Castle Wood school is a large broad spectrum special primary school (3-11 years) with 128 pupils.  

We were formed in April 2008, as the result of the amalgamation of two special schools and moved to a new site and purpose- built premises in September 2010, co-located with Moat House Primary School. The school has been carefully planned to enable access for all pupils. 

Castle Wood school admits pupils with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (cognition and learning) ; we have pupils with profound and multiple, severe and moderate learning difficulties. We also admit pupils with autistic spectrum condition (communication and interaction) and additional learning difficulties,

Castle Wood school has an after-school club which is open to any child with a statement of special educational needs in the city, and their siblings. The club has Charitable status and is managed by the governing body. Sessions are on offer after school, alternate Saturdays 10.00 am - 3pm  and summer holidays over a 4 week period, 5 days a week 10.00 am -3pm .  

The school has achieved OFSTED Outstanding in January 2015, ICT mark February 2015, Healthy schools and Silver Eco schools.