Open Day Visits and Virtual Tours for Admissions September 2021

We are holding school visits and virtual tours for prospective parents and carers on the following dates:

School visits:

Monday 12 October 3.30pm & 4.30pm
Tuesday 13 October 3.30pm & 4.30pm
Monday 19 October 3.30pm & 4.30pm
Wednesday 18 November 3.30pm & 4.30pm

Due to the need to ensure social disancing, there will be very limited availability for these visits. Please contact the school office for further details and to book your place. 

Virtual Tours & Meet the Principal:

Monday 19 October 11.00am
Tuesday 20 October 1.30pm
Tuesday 3 November 11.00am

Please contact the school office to register interest. Take at look at our Reception Virtual Tour Video.

We look forward to sharing our school with you!  

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


September 2020 update:

Returning to School guidance

We are following the Government guidance and have put in place a great deal of detailed work to ensure we implement all the measures needed to make school as safe as it can be for our pupils and staff when they return. Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times

For full details on the plans to return, please see our September Parent Pack 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

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Start of Term 2

03 November

Open Day Virtual Tours for prospective parents

04 November

Year 3 Stone Age Workshop