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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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  • Student Absence Tel: 01454 862518        WELCOME TO THE CASTLE SCHOOL WEBSITE - PLEASE EMAIL CAS-ENQUIRIES.TCS@CSET.CO.UK IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUERIES.        Student Absence Tel: 01454 862518          Paper copies of any document from this website are available on request, please email cas-enquiries.tcs@cset.co.uk for further details.

Admissions

We feel it is important that parents and carers make an informed decision as to which school they would prefer their child(ren) to attend, and feel that there is no substitute for visiting any school that you are considering. Castle School has an Open Evening in September each year, but if you are unable to attend, please contact the school to make an appointment to view the School when convenient.

If your child is starting school for the first time in September or transferring from Year 6 Primary School to Year 7 Secondary School you will need to complete an application form which can be found in the back of the Admission to Schools Booklets. The closing date for these applications is normally mid October the year before they are due to start.

The information contained in the admission booklets and on this website is intended to help you in the initial stages of the process.

A copy of the Admissions to Secondary Schools in South Gloucestershire Booklet is available on the South Gloucestershire Council Admissions to Schools web page.

Applications during the school year (in-year admissions)

If you have moved into the local area during the school year or you are already resident in South Gloucestershire and wish to move your child to another school, please contact The Castle School on 01454 862100 or email cas-enquiries.tcs@cset.co.uk for more details on the admissions process, timelines and appeals process and to be sent a copy of the application forms.

Requests for in year transfer school places are normally only considered approximately six weeks prior to a requested start date. If the place is being sought for a September admission to an existing year group, applications can be made in mid-June.

We welcome and recommend visits from parents and prospective students to see The Castle School at work, before submitting an application.  Please contact us for further details or to arrange a visit.

More information for in-year applications within the South Gloucestershire Local Authority area is available at South Gloucester - Secondary school admissions.