Our parent handbook covers all aspects of school life at Ark Castledown. Please download it below.

PDF iconArk Castledown Parent Handbook 2018_19.pdf


Prevent strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Please see below a pamphlet for parents about the Prevent strategy. If you have any questions or concerns about the Prevent strategy and what it means for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

PDF iconParent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy