Ark Castledown Primary Academy is at an exciting phase of its development, with a dedicated staff team committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the local community. You’ll be able to see the impact that you’re making in our pupils’ lives every day.


Collaborate with our regional hub

Ark Castledown Primary Academy is part of a cluster of Ark primary schools in Hastings, along with Ark Little Ridge and Ark Blacklands. We work closely together to share good practice and what works in our schools. Ark Blacklands Primary Academy recently went from ‘special measures’ to ‘outstanding’ and we want Ark Castledown to follow in their footsteps. Hear more from our Regional Director, Lorraine Clarke on how she made that transformation possible.


Learning at every stage

We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career. The development of our staff is one of our top priorities, at every level and in every role. That’s why we offer twice the number of training days as standard. Staff at Ark Castledown have access to a variety of training sessions and experiences, all designed to meet the needs of our school and our team. So no matter what stage of your career you’re at, we’ll support you to be the best that you can be.


We're making a real difference

Since joining the Ark network in September 2017, we’re already making a difference to the lives of our young students. In 2018, our KS2 results were 73 for RWM combined, nine percentage points above the national average and 46 percentage points higher than 2017. Join us on our journey as we continue to improve.


Take your career in your own direction

We are committed to offering you diverse career progression, whether that means aspiring to senior leadership or becoming an outstanding practitioner, allowing you to really carve out a successful career in education.  We are dedicated to offering opportunities to support your career in our school or as part of our wider network.