Castle School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

This school has 1 parent review

Odell Road
7 - 19
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

School Description

Castle Business and Enterprise College is a school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. An increasing number also have more complex needs, such as autistic spectrum disorders. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is far below average, but this is because every pupil is supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, in the care of the local authority, or who have a parent in the armed services) is well above average. Currently, no pupil attending the school has a parent in the armed forces. The school has not, in the past, received the Year 7 additional funding which is allocated to support pupils who had not reached the expected levels by the end of Year 6. The local authority has agreed to provide this funding in future. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and the proportion that speaks English as an additional language are both broadly average. The school works closely with Walsall College to provide vocationally based courses for pupils from Year 10 onwards, including the sixth form. The school provides support to other local schools to assist in the inclusion of pupils with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties in local mainstream schools. It also works with the National College for School Leadership to support and train potential school leaders for special schools, and with the University of Wolverhampton to support the training of special school teachers.

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Castle School Reviews

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“A wonderful school”
My son attends this school and loves it. He was unhappy in mainstream primary as children with special needs in mainstream are often discriminated against in one way or another, and struggle to be accepted by neurological children and treated appropriately by staff who don't have the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to help a SEN child thrive but here he has found acceptance. The staff care, the children accept each other for who they are. The staff are skilled, knowledgeable and treat the children in a way that let's them be themselves without apology, it's a great environment for children to grow and learn.
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