Reception Admissions September 2021

Admissions for entry into Reception classes for 2021 are open online until 15 January 2021. If you're interested in applying for a place at Castledown and you'd like to find out more about us, give us a call on 01424 444046, drop us an email or take a look at our virtual tour

January 2021 update:

Government Announcement- School Closure

On 30th December 2020 the government announced that in order to help contain the community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), some restrictions to primary education settings are required in certain areas. This includes Hastings. 

The first day of the new term will be Thursday 7th January- open only to Key Worker and Vulnerable Children.  Please complete this form to book your child a place.

For pupils not returning to school- online Learning will be provided.  An email will be sent with further details at the beginning of next week.


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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