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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Downend

  •    Term 2 finishes at 12.20 pm on Friday 21st December.  Term 3 starts for student on Tuesday 8th January (Monday 7th January is an Inset Day)  

Curriculum Focus Days

During each year, on certain days, we collapse the regular timetable and re-direct all students and staff onto year-based activities. The principal aim is to allow opportunity for experiences and activities which don't necessarily fit into 1-hour lesson blocks - including study visits, projects, workshops, performances and mock exams for A-level students.

Curriculum Focus days are normal school days in terms of timings, uniform, punctuality and attendance. If a student is involved in an activity which takes them out of school, or is a longer day than normal, parents/carers will be contacted by the activity organisers.