Learning

Everything we do at Castle Hall Academy is focussed on learning.

Our Teaching and Learning Agreement sets out high expectations for the planning, delivery and assessment of teaching activities.

Our aim is to provide a curriculum experience which prepares all students for the next steps in their education or employment.

Castle Hall Academy regularly has one of the highest scores among local schools for the English Baccalaureate – a measure of how many students achieve grade A* to C in five key subjects: English, Maths, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and either History or Geography.

We have seen increased interest in, and more offers to, our students from some very competitive post-16 colleges and sixth forms, based on the hard work of our students, and the reputation of our curriculum offer.

Our ethos creates an excellent environment for learning and we ensure that we take students’ views into account through our active Student Council.

Information Technology plays a major role in facilitating learning with networked computers in every classroom. All teaching rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Students have monitored and filtered access to the internet. The Academy has three modern, well-equipped ICT suites.

Our ‘Behaviour for Learning’ approach ensures that disruption of learning through poor behaviour is never tolerated. We value the partnership of parents in making sure that our reputation for excellent standards of behaviour is maintained.