Castlewood School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school
PUPILS
86
AGES
4 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special sponsor led

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(7/7/21)
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87%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

4.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
32.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
1.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
61.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Lanchester Way
Castle Bromwich
Birmingham
B36 9LF
01217489760

School Description

This is a caring and friendly school for pupils with diverse special needs. Most lack confidence and find relationships difficult when they start school. Leaders and staff work very hard to change this. Many pupils are thriving by the time they leave. Staff are ambitious for their pupils, but most pupils have large gaps in their basic knowledge and skills. The curriculum does not fill these gaps quickly or help pupils learn enough. Leaders and staff are beginning to think more about this. Pupils behave well once they have good relationships with staff. Some pupils are strikingly polite. Some are unkind to others but staff deal with this. Around a quarter of pupils have been at the school for less than 12 months. Many staff are very new too. These staff are still building relationships with pupils. This has led to some unsettled behaviour. Once pupils get used to school life, they enjoy lessons. They love learning outside of the classroom. They enjoy the many exciting visits they go on, including a fantastic trip to the Hebrides. Most parents and carers are delighted with the school. Many believe the school has transformed their child’s life.

Castlewood School Parent Reviews



82% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 45% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 36% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 18% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>18} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 27% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 36% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 45% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 45% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019
Yes 82% No 18% {"yes"=>82, "no"=>18} Figures based on 11 responses up to 04-06-2019

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.