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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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To report a child's absence for years 7-11 please email or call 01454 862395.  For 6th Form please call 01454 862333.  

Our Values

Our Values

At Downend School we want our students to become ‘the best possible versions of themselves’ who demonstrate 5 key attributes. These are linked to our 5 core PRIDE values which underpin our overall culture. These are the means by which the whole community operates both inside and outside the classroom and will be evident in the core behaviours of our students, which we work tirelessly to promote.

Core values

We Value...

Core attributes

So our students can be...

Core behaviours

This will be evident when...


Socially confident 

Our students include everyone and can communicate effectively in any environment. They are both leaders and team players and will interact effectively with team members to make a positive contribution.



Our students are kind, well-mannered and act with integrity at all times. They are open-minded, thoughtful and considerate


Secure and tolerant

Our students are adventurous and optimistic. They value themselves and their community and they embrace differences, new ideas and change.



Our students are enthusiastic, determined, and fearless. They are self-motivated, enterprising and grasp the opportunities they are given.


Intellectually agile 

Our students are intellectually ambitious, curious and good at thinking on their feet. They are creative, driven and full of hope.