Part of castle school education trust

"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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Useful Links

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 Exam Results days - Collection information for students


Parents Page

Parent Handbook

The ‘Parent Handbook’ is an addition to the information we provide about Downend School and we hope you find it useful. Click to download

Attendance & Punctuality FAQs

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 Safeguarding Information

Please find below a link to access Safeguarding information from South Gloucestershire regarding any concerns that you may have for the welfare or concerns of a child or adult.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week through our free Parentline.

Phoneline: 0808 800 2222 (free)


Supportive Parents

Supportive Parents is a parent-led organisation providing the Parent Partnership Service for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. This service is confidential and provides independent parental support to parents of children with special educational needs.


BBC Parents

Advice about choosing a school, understanding your responsibilities and the national curriculum, and help with identifying SENs (special educational needs).