Castle Wood School

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

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

Castle Wood School  


Castle Wood school is a large broad spectrum special primary school (3-11 years) with 138 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 a Saturday 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 alternate Saturdays 10.00 am - 3pm  and summer holidays. 

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


   Exciting news! Castle Wood School has achieved National Teaching School Status shared with Sherbourne Fields School.

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