Castleton Community Primary School, North Yorkshire

HOMEPAGE STAFF of Castleton Primary School BREAKFAST and AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ADMISSION to Castleton Primary School KS1 CLASS KS2 CLASS DIARY of EVENTS
PICTURES of TRIPS and EVENTS PTA NEWS-EVENTS LOCAL SCENES THE ESKLETS PLAYGROUP THE ARCHIVES - old pages of pictures USEFUL LINKS PUPIL'S INTERESTS

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Castleton School, North YorkshireCastleton Community Primary School

HOMEPAGE

Welcome to our School - Mission Statement

Contact information

Castleton C. P. School, 38 High Street, Castleton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2DA

Telephone: 01287 660496

The Headteacher: Jane Douglass

THE FEDERATION OF CASTLETON AND GLAISDALE and other partners

The Federation of Castleton & Glaisdale

Esk Valley Alliance (website under development)

Trust4learning
 

 'The Office'

email The School Office  

NEWS Letter July 4th 2014

LATEST NEWS Letter June 27th 2014

NEWS Letter Sept 5th 2014

NEWS Letter July 17th 2014
School Prospectus 2013-2014 The OUTSTANDING Ofsted Report 2013

 

'To provide parents with the information they need,

we are required to publish information on the matters listed below'

 

1. Name, postal address and telephone number of school

2. Admission arrangements

3. Ofsted Report June 2013

4. KS2 Performance tables 2011

5. Ethos and Values

6. Curriculum Organisation

7. Reading and phonics: The school uses the Read, Write, Inc. phonics scheme'

Reading and Phonics scheme

8. Behaviour Policy

9. Charging Policy

10. SEN policy

11. Questionnaires

12. Pupil Premium information

 

Castleton Community Primary School 2013 Questionnaire

Parents Comments 2012  *  Pupils comments  *  Chair of Governors & Headteacher's responses

Castleton School website

www.buy.at/castletonprimary to help raise funds for the school

www.northyorks.gov.uk/education


 

Mission statement

Together we aim to encourage the development of lively enquiring minds, independence and self-discipline and to foster a rightful sense of self worth and responsibility, which will encourage perseverance and which will lead to personal fulfilment.

Location

This Community Primary School is situated in the heart of Castleton towards the western boundary of the North York Moors National Park. It serves the villages of Castleton, Westerdale and Commondale. The main school was built in 1874 and at one time provided schooling for over 100 children aged 5 - 14 in one large room. Today we have 37 on roll and this Victorian building is divided into two classrooms, a computer suite, and an office and staff room. It also includes cloakrooms and toilets and a small kitchen where midday meals are cooked every day. The Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage children are taught in a separate and suitably furnished classroom, which is very well resourced for this younger group.

Castleton School websiteEthos

The school has a very caring ethos. The children here are known well and individuality is highly valued. A wide range of teaching styles is used to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school is pro-active in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Children are encouraged to have a healthy school meal in the middle of the day and we provide a fruit snack at mid-morning break. We have a wide range of play equipment, which the children use at play times and we now have a third terrace of the school garden which is covered in Astroturf fitted with large climbing equipment. The PE curriculum includes games, gymnastics, dance and swimming.

Each child is part of a school team and can earn team points for good work, good behaviour, co-operative play and being helpful. School teams take part in our annual school sports, a fun event that involves the whole community.

Collaborative projects are a strength of the school. Older and more able pupils are paired with younger pupils or beginner readers so that they can work together and learn from each other. The activities engaged in so far range from writing a Christmas story to designing post cards from foreign countries and from number games to craft activities.

Curriculum

Numeracy and Literacy are always considered a high priority. However, the governors of the school are particularly keen that the children have an enriched curriculum, which motivates them to learn and, in particular, prepares them for the big wide world outside our moorland situation. To this end we have :-

  1. Golden Opportunities Time when the children can choose from a wide range of skills-based activities including cooking, gardening, story writing, puppetry, sewing and knitting, digital photography and making music.

  2. After school activities which include music, netball, football, patchwork and drama

  3.  Class conference times when the children can discuss school issues that may be bothering them, ways in which they think the school can be developed.

  4. Outward bound activities including rock climbing, orienteering, moorland walking, canoeing, high ropes, abseiling and tree planting.

  5. Visiting theatre groups, story tellers and people who are able to demonstrate a range of crafts.

  6. Educational visits to places such as Segedunum Roman Fort, Culture Shock Festival and our bi-annual residential trip to Peat Rigg outdoor centre at Cropton.

Castleton School websiteDevelopment

For a number of years the school has owned a piece of land adjacent to the school. Unfortunately this was on the hillside and was steeply inclined. In 2005, with finance from Devolved Capital, the governors were able to have this land terraced and turfed. Two of these terraces now provide green space for play. A third terrace has been created and has climbing equipment on it. This has created a fabulous play area with stunning views across the Esk Valley and the moors.

rabbit1In addition to this an area of the playground has been enclosed and a raised garden bed made so that the children are now growing vegetables such as green beans, carrots, peas, onions and potatoes for inclusion in school dinners! Also, a pagoda has been installed in this area to provide shaded seating for outdoor play. Last year we used further development capital funding to create an upstairs floor, which houses our ICT suite of ten computers, our library and musical instruments. This is a very large room, extending over two classrooms and has made huge difference to our space and organisation.

Castleton School website Castleton School website


 

‘Parent View’

 

Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education) now have an online questionnaire called ‘Parent View’, which gives you the chance to tell them and us what you think about our school. Parent View asks for your opinion on twelve aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. By sharing your views, you will be helping us to continue to be reflective and look at how to continue to improve what we do. We have provided a direct link to Parent View questionnaire from our web site or you can access it at

 

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

We encourage all parents / carers to take a few minutes to complete this valuable questionnaire. You will need an email address and password for the simple log-in process. This survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. If you do have any concerns please share them with us personally so that we can try to resolve them for you quickly.
Click on the image to register and for further information. If you do not have access to a computer and would like to complete the survey, please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to access a school computer.
Thank you for helping the school by adding your responses to Parent View, this will be very useful to us.

 


The Headteacher: Jane Douglass

 

Any query or problem about the web site? please email Phil Brown

All pictures are reproduced with the kind permission of the parents and Headteacher

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Castleton Community Primary School, North Yorkshire

HOMEPAGE STAFF of Castleton Primary School BREAKFAST and AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ADMISSION to Castleton Primary School KS1 CLASS KS2 CLASS DIARY of EVENTS
PICTURES of TRIPS and EVENTS PTA NEWS-EVENTS LOCAL SCENES THE ESKLETS PLAYGROUP THE ARCHIVES - old pages of pictures USEFUL LINKS PUPIL'S INTERESTS