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  • 20/07/18
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    Wishing everyone a wonderful summer

    And so, we come to the end of another busy, exciting and successful school year. As all our pupils and staff prepare to head off for their well-earned summer holidays, I would like to say a huge 'thank you' to all our parents and carers for your continued brilliant support this year. It real...
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  • 19/07/18
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    What a wonderful year for World of Work at The Castle School

    To see all the amazing things that have been taking place in our World of Work programme this year, please click below to read our latest newsletter. You can also visit the World of Work web page by clicking here
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  • 18/07/18
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    What an arty lot!

    This term, the students at Post-16 made their own collage material by mixing paint with pencil shavings, mud/dirt, sand, coloured wood chippings etc and applying this to paper. Once dry, the students then tore up the paper and worked together to create their secret garden collage...
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  • 18/07/18
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    Superb Strings!

    Besides the brass band and cello, we are very proud of our violin group. Here they are performing one of their pieces, conducted by their violin teacher Sean Law.  Next year Sean will also be teaching a small group to play mini double bases.      
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  • 13/07/18
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    Castle gains Makaton Friendly School Award

    I am very pleased to be able to tell you that The Castle School has achieved Makaton Freindly Status in recognition of all the amazing work our staff and pupils do around communication. We are extremely fortunate to have three qualified Regional Makaton Tutors at The Castle School. Holly Cannon-T...
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  • 10/07/18
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    School Prom 2018

    On Friday 6th July, The Castle School Post-16 was transformed into a glittering venue for the "Hollywood Prom 2018" Staff and students pulled out all the stops to decorate the Post-16 unit, and prepare delicious food for the event. It was a wonderful evening, with music, dancing and...
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  • 09/07/18
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    Water load of fun!

    Lancaster and Caernarfon class had a fun filled action packed end of year trip to Lagoona Aqua Park in Reading. Students and staff had a wonderful time trying to stay on the inflatable water course and make it all the way round. One of the most difficult activities was trying to get back on the equi...
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  • 05/07/18
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    Castle School wins National Careers Award

    The Castle School has been recognised for its work supporting careers education and helping young people into the world of work. The organisation has been named the National Winner of the SEND Careers Provision of the Year award by the Careers & Enterprise Company. The Careers & Enterpris...
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  • 03/07/18
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    Brass and Cello performances

    On Friday last week our school brass band performed outside to visitors and passing students.  The band is made up of students from Key Stage 2 through to Post 16.  All the students have had lessons with Sam from Berkshire Maestros, and they now show a real awareness for  performing t...
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  • 03/07/18
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    Building Healthy Environments

    This term, Key Stage 3 are learning to build a healthy environment in their Citizenship lessons. Colchester Class looked at photos of different environments and gave their first impressions on the people who 'owned' the areas. After being shown a photo of a neglected plant pot, Colchester we...
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  • 29/06/18
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    Sports Day Spectacular!

    This week saw both the Primary and Secondary Sports mornings. Despite the sweltering heat, our students and staff got out there and did us proud, whilst proud parents watched on. After a session of tightly contested races on the track the teams took part in various field events, some with parents ta...
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  • 27/06/18
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    Colchester's Stained Glass Windows

    In RE this term, KS3 are learning about Humanism. Colchester have learnt that Humanists do not believe in God and they do not follow a set of rules to live their life by. Instead, they believe that all human beings are special and that human life is valuable. They believe that human beings...
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