Wakefield, United Kingdom
About Castleford Academy
‘Care’ ‘Aspire’ ‘Succeed’
Castleford Academy is an exceptional over-subscribed 11-19 school catering for over 1,300 pupils. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, we are proud of our achievements and firm commitment to providing an excellent education for all. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our successful academic record.
Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality staff, supporting staff to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development
For the last two years our progress 8 score has been significantly above national average. In 2017 our progress 8 score was +0.64, placing us in the top 8% of schools nationally. Although our headline measures are outstanding, behind this lies the hard work and dedication of all of the students, staff and support from parents which made these results possible.The staff worked tirelessly with students and the students spent a great deal of time in extra revision sessions where we had the much needed support of our parents.
The majority of our subjects consistently achieve an ALPS grade of 3 or higher, placing them in the top 25% of schools nationally.
We are inclusive, providing a first class education whatever the talents and needs pupils bring to us. Once again Ofsted was fulsome in its praise for the way we personalise our curriculum.
‘The Academy is well resourced in all areas. On-going maintenance ensures a high quality learning environment for pupils. There is a state of the art Sports Hall & Fitness Suite offering superb facilities for both pupils, staff and the local community. Our in-house catering team provide a vast range of delicious snacks and main meals for staff and pupils. Plus much much more……….
We believe in a healthy work-life balance and have many support mechanisms to make sure this is the case. At the same time we expect all our staff to be fully committed to improving the lives of the children in the Castleford community.
Castleford Academy is 5 minutes from the M62, has fantastic pupils, staff and modern facilities.
Interested in working here?
We welcome the opportunity for visitors to come and have a look around. If you think this is the sort of school you would like to be part of and would like to visit us to see for yourself, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelly Baker, HR Baker) to arrange a suitable time.
Castleford Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment.
Both my sons enjoy attending the Academy and talk freely and enthusiastically about their favourite lessons.- Parent
I am really impressed with the school and feel my child has settled really well and all her needs are met.... She has really come on socially and with school work.- Parent
Recently moved here and already love it! An amazing school with amazing teachers and pupils.- Pupil
It is a really good school that I love.- Pupil
The sixth form, although small, is good and the courses offered meet the needs of the students. Teaching is good and this enables students to reach their individual goals.- Ofsted, Sept 2012
Students make good progress and have positive working relationships with their peers and adults.- Ofsted
Students are provided with imaginative, stimulating and challenging activities.- Ofsted