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).

Learning within the community


This year the children have been learning about their local communities and exploring a range of environments. They have visited their local library, community shops, cafes as well as parks and environmental walks in the area around the school.

They have travelled further afield to explore the Sea life centre, Ash End farm, Birmingham airport and a variety of towns and cities in the West Midlands area and we have even had a visit from the local constabulary.

It is important to us that your child is given the opportunity to make observations about their environments, the people and creatures that inhabit it. We provide rich, stimulating and fascinating experiences to enable them to show curiosity about where they live and give them an insight into what a wonderful world they live in.

Through these learning experiences your child will learn to question, explore and take calculated risks providing them with the skills and desires to begin their own adventures. 

Our next step will be to continue to provide rich learning environments  and using various methods of communication systems (e.g. photos, video, selection or discussion) to capture the child’s voice about where and what type of experience they would like to participate in the future and what learning occurred from previous activities.