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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.  

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

If you feel your Child would benefit from some support with their mental wellness, please contact your Child’s tutor or head of House in the first instance, and they will be able to discuss options with you.

Brunel - Mrs Sonia Kaur

Carpenter - Mr Aston Newman

Grace - Mrs Pam Keegan

Muller Mrs Lauren Yeates

Alongside this there are many organisations that can support young people and families with mental wellness.  Our support leaflet is attached below, along with links to various places which could help further down. 

Click here for our postcard of support for students  


We have collated a small list of wellbeing tips, how to stay mentally healthy over summer and things to do which may help fill those long summer days.  Please click on the links of anything that may interest you below: 

NHS - Summer Wellbeing Tips: 

Anna Freud - Self Care Plan: 

Banardo’s - 5 tips for maintaining good mental health during summer: 

The Wellbeing Practice - Time to unwind and de-stress for children and parents/carers:

Visit Bristol - Activities and day trip ideas in and around Bristol:

School Holiday activities and food programme - South Gloucestershire Council

This programme aims to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the school holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals.

Shout - In crisis?

Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.

To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258. Trained volunteers are there to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won't appear on your phone bill.

Off The Record

Getting free support couldn’t be easier. You can access regular Hubs or explore the website and sign-up directly to the project or service you want to try.

Mind You

A local site that has support for young people and their families in South Gloucestershire. 

Young Minds

Parenting isn't always easy!  Young minds offers parenting advice alongside guidance around many topics such as Mental Health, Anxiety, supporting a child with ADHD and information about counselling services for children and young people


Helpline poster:

Nip in the Bud

Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals of the highest standing to produce FREE short evidence-based films and fact sheets to help parents, educationalists and other working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions.  The goal is to increase the prospects of early intervention and avoid those conditions becoming more serious in later years. 




Offers free, safe and anonymous online support where you can access forums and counsellors.  It is worth registering and taking some time to explore the site.  All content is monitored and it is a positive and supportive service.

Please click on the video below which will provide you with more information regarding Kooth and the services they offer.


how to sign up poster.pdf

South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Courses

South Gloucestershire will be running free wellbeing courses and support events to help adults.  Please click the link below to access the vast range of courses and support they are offering.

You must be over 18 and live in South Gloucestershire or registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire to access these events. 

If you would like to talk to someone before attending, please contact the wellbeing support team on 01454 868583 or email 


Availiable by phone 24/7.  The website has lots of support you if you are worried.  They can help on a large range of topics.


Have a wealth of resources and advice around supporting young people and supporting families 

Counselling Directory

The Charlie Waller Trust 

The Charlie Waller Trust has some excellent resources on their website, to help students (and adults) with mental health related concerns.  

Some of the titles include: 

Asking for help

Coping with Self Harm

Guide to Depression for parents and carers

Life at University 

Low Mood poster 

and many more....

There are many free guides and workbooks for professionals, parents/carers, young people and others interested in Mental Wellbeing.

16 Keys to motivating your teenager

To download this free e-book written by teen expert, Daniel Wong please click the link below: