Vision and Values

Ark Castledown Primary Academy's Mission:

We believe in the potential of every child who joins Ark Castledown Primary Academy and will strive to create an Academy which provides each student with the best possible start in life. We want every student at Ark Castledown Primary Academy to do well enough by age 18 to go to university or to follow the career path of their choice.

We will do everything possible to ensure that every child achieves age related expectations andabove, every year. We won't accept excuses and we won't make any either. We take responsibility for nurturing and developing the personal qualities of every student and will emphasise the importance of exemplary behaviour. 

We provide our staff with the tools and support to build a strong learning culture in their classrooms. Teaching at Ark Castledown Primary Academy strives to be excellent. Our team of dedicated teachers are committed to all our children's success.

We believe that children whose parents/carers are involved and interested in their learning do well. We involve parents/carers in their children's learning and encourage them to be active members of the Academy community. Parent communication is organised to encourage wide participation and honest conversation. We expect parents/cares to support their children's educational aspirations and achievements. 


Our moto:

Sharing Aspirations & Achievement.

This represents Ark Castledown's values:


Our values:

C   -   Challenge and Consideration

A    -  Achievement and Aspirations

S   -   Sharing and Support

T   -   Teamwork and Trust

L   -   Love of Learning

E   -   Equality and Empathy