Academy Consultation

As a governing body we are passionate about ensuring our children get the best possible chance to fulfil their potential, and we are determined to do everything we can to provide that opportunity. We believe converting to an academy with the extra support and resources that it brings, is an excellent opportunity we would be unwise to miss. Our only motivation is improving standards and providing a strong future for our school. The detailed reasons why we believe strongly this is the right direction for Castledown and its pupils, both now and in the future can be found in the documents below. We would encourage you to read and understand our reasoning and play a part in the consultation.

If you have any questions about the consultation and wish to speak to Governors, please email

If you have any questions for Ark please email

Conversion to Academy Decision Letter 30 June 2017

9 March 2017 FAQs Parents

Frequently Asked Questions Castledown Parents 2 February 2017

Letter to Parents 31 January 2017

Letter to Parents 25 January 2017