Outstanding result in Castle School Ofsted
It follows a routine inspection of the school carried out on October 7 and 8, and marks an improvement of its “good” rating that it received previously in 2012.
The school received the outstanding rating in all six areas of inspection - leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, early years provision and sixth form provision.
The report read: “Pupils make outstanding progress, particularly in communication, reading and number work.
“Teachers know their pupils very well. They carefully check their progress and adapt activities with great skill so that activities are set at the right level.
“Adults are well trained in the use of additional communication aids. They make excellent use of these to help remove barriers to learning experienced by pupils with complex needs.”
Headteacher Jon Hewitt said: “I am extremely proud of all staff and pupils at The Castle School.
“The rating of outstanding is down to the tireless hard work, determination and skill of all our staff and pupils and celebrates all the wonderful things that we do at The Castle School.
“I would also like to recognise the brilliant support that we get from our parents and carers, which enables us to do our jobs so that we can deliver an outstanding educational experience to your children.
“I am very proud of the whole school community for this achievement.
“It has been a journey over many years. We should be rightly proud of everyone. It is simply amazing.”