School Open Events: Admissions for September 2023
We welcome you and your child to visit us on our upcoming open events to see the fantastic opportunities available at Ark Castledown Primary Academy
We will be hosting one further school tour on the date below. We are also happy to accomodate parents at alternative times if needed.
- Tuesday 10th January 2023 - 9.30am
To book a tour of the school and opportunity to meet the Principal and staff please contact the school office on 01424 444046 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our great school!
Ark Castledown Ofsted Report
We are extremely proud to inform you that following our full Ofsted Inspection in November 2021 the overall judgement is that we are a GOOD school. With Leadership and management judged as OUTSTANDING.
The summary evaluation of the inspection is as follows:
Overall effectiveness : Good
Quality of Education : Good
Behaviour and attitudes: Good
Personal development : Good
Leadership and management : Outstanding
Early Years Provision : Good
The report is certainly worth a more thorough read as it is overwhelmingly positive and reflects the progress we have made as a school since becoming part of Ark in September 2017. The full report can be found here
We are particularly proud that the inspectors recognised that: our teaching of maths and reading has been seen as exceptional, Pupils with SEND are well supported and that positive relationships between staff and children sit at the heart of our school.
Leadership at all levels was judged as outstanding and this means we are in an excellent position to make further improvements as we move forward.
As a school, and with the support of the Trust, we will continue to work to improve in the area identified for further improvement. It is our challenge to see that every element of our work reaches the highest possible levels. I know that we will have your continued support in the work we will be doing together to make Ark Castledown exceptional in all areas.
This is a fantastic achievement for everyone in our school community. I would particularly like to thank all our school staff who work hard every day to ensure the school is the best it can be, and of course our wonderful pupils who continue to work hard and amaze us on a daily basis.
Welcome from our Principal
Welcome to Ark Castledown. We are a community primary school that is dedicated to providing the very best education for the children of our town.
We hold a strong child-centred approach to teaching, where consistency, praise, encouragement and challenge are key. We believe that every child has a unique potential and we work hard to inspire and motivate children to achieve their goals.
We know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together, and that parents make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school. We are committed to developing excellent working relationships with our families and all members of our school community.
Please have a look at our website and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Mark Rankin, Principal
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