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Castle School

Castle School

Parental Entitlement

Castle School is pleased to support the right of access for all parents/carers connected with the school, to appropriate documentation relating specifically to their child.

Parents also have the right of access to the following documents which will be available on request:

  • School curriculum and the syllabus followed
  • The National Curriculum and associated documents
  • The current Office for Standards in Education Report (Ofsted) or HMI Report
  • The arrangements for consideration of complaints about the school curriculum
  • School Policies regarding Religious and Sex Education
  • Freedom of Information
  • Child Protection Policy/ Safeguarding

The school is pleased to make other policies concerning the curriculum and related matters available on request.

Enquires should be made to the Headteacher.

Curriculum Complaints

In accordance with the 1998 Education Act (Sect. 23) complaints about the curriculum and related matters may be made in the first instance to the Headteacher.  Full details of the Complaints Procedure are available from the school.

Change of Address

Please keep us informed of any change of address, home or mobile telephone numbers and emergency contact numbers.  We ask you to complete our ‘Data’ information form promptly.  These are sent out annually and are vital in keeping our records current.

School Attendance

The total number of pupils on roll is 165.  Regular attendance is essential and we ask that you inform us by telephone, letter or a note in the Home/School Diary if your child is absent.

Holidays in term time are discouraged; however any requests for holidays in term time must be made to the Headteacher.

The school follows up unexplained absence as quickly as possible and the co-operation of parents is appreciated.  The school works closely with our Educational Welfare Officer who helps support attendance.

Parents are asked not to send children to school who are feeling unwell.

Transport Arrangements

Transport to Castle School is provided by the Local Authority.  Most, if not all, vehicles have at least one escort to support children.

Any travel queries should be directed to Education Transport on 01223 715554.