Welcome to Castle Wood Academy.
Welcome to Castle Wood Academy. We officially opened in September 2015 and this year we are offering places in Foundation Stage and Year 1. Eventually we will be a through primary school going right up to Year 6.
Our building is spacious, bright and airy and we are in the enviable position of creating the learning spaces and environments that best meet the children's needs. New for 2016-2017 is the outdoor play area, playground markings as well as a library area inside.
Joining me in the school's journey this year and part of the leadership team are Mrs C Taylor, our outstanding lead practitioner for Early Years. Mrs Taylor works alongside the class teachers to ensure we continue her high standards at Castle Wood Academy. She was praised by Ofsted for having 'consistently outstanding teaching' and her leadership was described as 'excellent'. In addition to Mrs Taylor, Miss M Hughes will be spending some of her time at Castle Wood Academy as Assistant Head of School. She is also an outstanding practitioner and will ensure that the children's transition into Year 1 continues to be positive. As well as the class teachers, we will also have a number of additional staff to support the children, ensuring there is a strong team of dedicated professionals providing the very best for your child.
As well as outstanding teaching, we plan educational visits and have visitors into school as we believe that these are some of the most memorable experiences of a child's school life. We pride ourselves on our ability to help every child in our care to reach their full potential, regardless of their starting point. Through our consistently high standards and high expectations alongside a personalised learning approach, every child has the best opportunity possible to grow.
We like to work closely with parents and welcome you into school as we believe that partnership is key to making school a happy place for your child. You will have many opportunities to share in their education and celebrate their achievements.
If you would like to arrange a visit to Castle Wood Academy, please ring and make an appointment. We are always keen to showcase the excellent that we do here.
Mrs S Wilson, Executive Headteacher