Welcome to The Castle School

I am delighted that you have decided to find out more about the opportunities available for students at The Castle School. We are very proud of our school and the achievements of our students, which are many and which show particular excellence in Sports, Music and the Arts. The Castle School is a vibrant and lively school that bustles and is full of energy. I always encourage parents to visit so you can meet our students, who are our greatest asset and our pride. It also means that you really imagine your child here and genuinely see if this is the right environment.

Our aim is for every child to achieve, belong and participate and this is at the heart of everything we do at The Castle School. Rated as outstanding by Ofsted, we have been for some years now not only at the top of the performance table in Somerset but in the top 5% of schools nationally for academic achievements. You can see our latest exam results on our website. We believe in the absolute moral responsibility we have for equipping students with the best possible exam results, we know that this opens doors for students and prepares them with outstanding attitudes and a strong moral foundation.

Should you think The Castle School is the right school for your child, please do contact the school and make an appointment to visit or come to one of our Open Mornings. Our students are always delighted to show off their school and answer any questions. We look forward to your family being part of our success.

Mrs Sarah Watson



There is no doubt that the whole school community is committed to doing the very best for every student within a culture where there is ‘no ceiling to achievement’ OFSTED

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If you have a safeguarding concern you should contact the school office in the usual way. If you are unable to do this, please email: 

safe@castle.somerset.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If your concern is urgent, you should consider contacting the emergency services or the Children's Social Care duty team on 03001232224

At The Castle School we recognise that keeping our students safe and promoting their well-being is of paramount importance and it scaffolds all we do as a school. If you have any concerns at all, please contact our safeguarding lead, Jamie Wordsworth, during term time. Please also see below a list of useful numbers:

Useful contact numbers:

  • Somerset Direct: 0300 123 2224
  • The Local Authority Designated Officer: Anthony Goble - 0300 123 2224
  • Public Concern at work: 020 7404 6609
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Keeping Children Safe in Education

This year our school are working with the SHARE Project. The SHARE Project have been commissioned to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of our young people in Secondary and Middle Schools in Somerset. The SHARE Project want to change to break down the stigma around mental health, and by helping our young people become more resilient so they are better equipped to understand and manage their emotions and behaviour.

SHARE will do this by involving everyone in schools – teaching professionals, young people and parents, volunteers and support staff – and provide them the tools and resources to help recognise, manage and sustain good mental health and emotional well-being.


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