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Welcome to

Castlewood Primary School

Developing the Whole Child to be World-Ready

Castlewood Primary School

Ready, Respectful, Safe

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Castlewood Primary's website and provide you with an insight into our school.  


Castlewood is a friendly, happy and successful school, where we strive to give each and every child the very best educational experience possible, alongside a very healthy dose of fun! We know that an excellent curriculum goes beyond the classroom and so, as well as focusing on those all-important academic skills, we also work very hard to develop the 'whole child', ensuring that our pupils leave primary school as 'world-ready, life-long learners'.  

In our school, we have polite, happy, hardworking children; talented, dedicated staff as well as a supportive Governing Body and a thriving parental community.  We have the highest aspirations for all our children and, through our partnership with parents, we aim for our pupils to become the best learners that they can be.  

Our Castlewood Learning Powers help pupils develop their knowledge, positive attitudes, resilience and kindness, which contribute to their success at school and beyond. Through our website, we aim to give you key information and a flavour of school life here at Castlewood.  We hope that you will find this a useful starting point and, if you need any more information, do not hesitate to get in touch.  We welcome visits, if you would like to see us in action.

If your child will be joining us for the first time, we welcome you to Team Castlewood.  We thank you for entrusting your child to us and look forward to a happy and successful partnership over the coming years.

Mrs K Anstee-Brown


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About Castlewood

Castlewood Primary School opened in 1997 and is a successful one-form entry primary school in the heart of the community of Southwater.  Our pupils take pride in their school, which provides a nurturing and inclusive environment for all children to become ‘World-Ready.’ Our experienced and dedicated staff ensure that each child is given every opportunity to learn and thrive, so that they each achieve their potential.


Here at Castlewood we aim at all times to set high standards in teaching and learning.  We offer a rich and exciting curriculum that enables all pupils to achieve and find delight in their primary school journey.  We are an inclusive school and strive to provide the best education possible for every child.  Strong partnerships with parents and carers is very important to us and we work closely with families to inform them of their child’s progress and achievement in all aspects of school life.  Parents and carers are involved in many areas of the school, including raising vital funds through the Supporters Of Castlewood School (SOCS), volunteering in class and helping out on trips.  The relationship between school and parents/carers is one of our school’s strengths – one that is highly valued by all.

Every child is encouraged to have fun, work hard, learn with dedication and to take pride in their own achievements and their school. Children are expected to behave in a safe, respectful and responsible way; we find that these expectations ensure children have both an engaging and enjoyable experience with us. Our pupils’ good behaviour is frequently commented upon both in and out of school; our reputation is something we are exceptionally proud of.

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Our School

Our School Aims, Values and Ethos:

Castlewood Primary School works hard to ensure that the curriculum supports the learning, progress and success of all pupils.  


It is important to all stakeholders that the curriculum we offer at Castlewood develops the whole child to be ‘World-Ready’ and goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge. 


We ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the whole child, thus preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they may encounter in later life. 


Our curriculum is underpinned by this rationale and is implemented by a whole-school focus on three main areas: brain, heart and soul - our Castlewood Learning Powers. Our values.

Castlewood Learning Powers

The Castlewood Learning Powers drive our curriculum forward and encapsulate all areas of school life.  Through these Powers, we are able to teach progressive skills and knowledge in the core and foundation subjects alongside developing the qualities of being a good human, whilst nurturing and inspiring a love of learning for life.

Brain Power

This Learning Power is all about being an active learner: engaged and independent, working hard to achieve our best.

Heart Power

This Learning Power is shown through being a good human. Kindness, respect and positive relationships are key.

Soul Power

Our positive attitude to learning is how we use this Learning Power.  We are brave, resilient and curious. 

Our Castlewood Newsletter

Keep up to date with everything that's going on at Castlewood. 

Our weekly newsletter delivers important information about what's going on in both the classroom and the community.

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