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Dear Parents and Carers,

As we will be finishing the school year tomorrow, I wanted to inform you of some key dates during the Summer and for the start of next term as well as saying farewell to some staff who are leaving.


End of term

Term finishes for students at 12.30pm on Friday. School buses will be collecting students at this time.

Publication of Exam Results

A-level Results will be available on Thu 16th August at the Sixth Form Hall from 8am.

GCSE results will be available on Thu 23rd August in the Drama Hall at 10am.

Good luck to all the candidates (and parents) who will be waiting nervously for those results.

Start of Term in September

Mon 3rd Sept: INSET day

Tues 4th Sept : Induction Day for all Year 7 and 12

Wed 5th Sept : All other years start. Period 1 will be a tutor period for all, and timetables will be issued. Subject lessons start for all p2. The following groups of students will have PE on this day, so should bring kit:

  • Students who will be in 8A,B,C,D
  • Students who will be in Year 10 studying German, or do Geog/Hist instead of German


As all our families will be aware, The Castle School will have a new school uniform in September 2018 for Years 7 – 10. We expect all our students to be dressed in the correct uniform from the first day of term. We attach the uniform guidelines for all Year groups.

You will also be aware that my tenure as Interim Headteacher comes to an end in August, as we welcome back Peter Smart, our permanent Headteacher. Peter has spent the last 18 months helping to stabilize Winterbourne Academy as its transferred to a new Trust and the appointment of a permanent Headteacher, and is looking forward to being back at Castle. I will continue to be involved in supporting Castle in an ongoing role for CSET and would like to thank you all for the support you have shown the school this year as well as wish you and your family a peaceful and enjoyable Summer break.

Angie Browne