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).

Head's welcome


A warm welcome to Castle Wood School and to our website.


It is my pleasure and privilege to be the Head Teacher of our very special community school.


In its most recent Ofsted report, (January 2015), Castle Wood was identified as an "Outstanding school" in all aspects. We are in the process of specialising further in the areas of communication, sensory processing and interaction.


We have many special facilities, including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Soft play, and Multisensory Room.


Each child is unique with different needs and we aim to provide a personal approach to each child's learning. This is achieved by constant review of our practice, sharing of expertise and professional development of our dedicated team of staff. We view partnership with parents and carers as being critical to a child's happiness and progress.


We are proud of the friendly, family, mutually supportive ethos of our school. This ethos is swiftly felt and commented upon by many of our visitors.


If I can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yvonne McCall