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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Sadly, this year we will be unable to safely hold our Open Evening or Open Morning tours for prospective students and their families.


It would have been wonderful to have met you in person and introduce you to our school, our staff and, importantly, our students.


We have therefore created the following resources to help you make the right decision for your family.

  • Video including an introduction from the Headteacher and transition team.
  • A virtual tour of the school with student guides.
  • A frequently asked questions sheet that hopefully answers question you may have.
  • Our school prospectus


The video and virtual tour will be uploaded to our website on Thursday 24th September.


In addition we are in the process of setting up a dedicated e-mail address/inbox for any specific questions .


We hope this offers a flavour of Downend school and helps make that all important choice for your child’s secondary education.