Open Events: Admissions September 2022

We are able to offer 60 Reception places each year.

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 understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision. The best place to start is by planning a visit where you’ll meet teachers and pupils, take a tour and have the opportunity to get a real feel of what we offer.

Below you’ll see a list of our open events days.

Tours at the academy and opportunity to meet the staff on:

  • Tuesday 9th November  at 10am 
  • Wednesday 10th November at 10am
  • Thursday 11th November at 1.45pm

We will also host a virtual tour on:

  • Wednesday 8th December at 4pm

To register for a place to either visit our school or to book a virtual tour, please call us on Tel: 01424  444046 or email us at

We look forward to sharing our school with you!

Further information regarding school admissions can be found on the local authority website here.



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

What's on at Ark Castledown

29 November

Y5 Fire & road safety visit

30 November

Parent pastoral drop-in

07 December

Parent pastoral drop-in

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