School life at Ark Castledown
We can't wait to welcome you to our school, here are some of the things you can expect when you join our vibrant community.
Excellent pastoral support
We collaborate with children’s mental health charity Place2Be to support our pupils. Our on-site kitchen take pride in preparing fresh, healthy lunches for pupils every day.
State-of-the-art digital resources
Every child from Year 3 receives a Chromebook and access to a range of high-quality digital resources.
Ark Music Programme
Designed to foster a life-long love of music, the Ark Music Programme offers a wealth of experience for all pupils at all levels, including an annual Music Gala where pupils have the opportunity to perform at a national level.
Part of Ark Schools Network
Ark schools have an proven record of continually improving learner outcomes.
Highly trained, passionate staff
A teacher affects a pupil's achievement more than any other factor. As part of Ark Schools, our teachers access sector-leading training and expertise from across the network.
World-expanding extracurricular offer
Life at our Academy is so much more than just lessons. Whether learning an instrument, taking part in a school performance, representing the school at sport, or something else entirely, we are confident every pupil will find an extra-curricular activity they love at our school.