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).


 At Castle Wood School we place a strong emphasis on good attendance and time keeping to enable pupils to achieve their full potential whilst at school.

School starts at 8.55am and we encourage all pupils to be punctual.School transport is available to assist with getting children to school. 

By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education.
Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted. 

School staff are available to support with individual issues that may be impacting upon attendance. Please call in for a chat. 


Holidays in term time 

Holiday request forms are available from the school office. This form must be filled in, otherwise your child's absence will be unauthorised. It is the headteacher's discretion to authorise holidays. If the holiday request is declined and you still take the holiday in term time, you may be subject to a penalty fine. 


When your child may not attend school

If your child is ill or has been ill within 48 (sickness and diarrhoea).

If your child has a medical appointment.

If the school is closed.