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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.  

Contact Us

School Office:
Please contact school reception if you have any queries as this allows us to direct your query to the right people.
Tel: 01454 862 300
Fax: 01454 862 301


Downend School
Westerleigh Road
South Gloucestershire
BS16 6XA

Head Teacher - Linda Ferris 

Chair of the Community Council - Emma Jukes

SENCO - Sharon Davey

School Absence:

To report your child absence from school please can you email our dedicated absence email address;

When you email, please give the following information: your child's name and tutor group, a brief reason for absence and when you expect them to return to school.  You must do this for each day your child is absent

If you do not have access to email, please call the absence line:

Tel: 01454 862395

You may ring this number at any time to leave a message regarding your child’s absence.

If your child has experienced vomiting or diarrhea, please ensure you keep them off of school for 48 hours after the last episode.   If you have any concerns please contact the school as soon as possible.

Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth Form:

Tel: 01454 862333 

Castle School Education Trust

Mangotsfield School
Rodway Hill
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9LH 

Tel: 01454 862581

School Hire & Lettings

Many of our facilities can be hired for events and activities, including:

Sports Hall

Floodlit All Weather Pitch

For further details please click on the link below and how to book the facilities.

Active Communities

For all other enquiries regarding School Hire and Lettings please email