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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.  

Online Platforms

This page is still under construction.

At Downend we use a number of online platforms to support student learning and aid communication. Please use the links below to find some helpful  'How to...' guides.

Curriculum and Learning


At Downend School, we use Google Apps to sent and receive emails, to write and store documents and to set and submit homework.

The links to these apps can be found on the 'Useful Links' tab on the left-hand side of your screen, but the link below will take you to some useful guides on how to use.



Different subjects will use different websites and apps to support learning. Something like Seneca can be used for a number of different subjects, whilst others are more specific to different subject areas. The links below will take you to further information and 'How to' guides.

Multiple Subjects

Seneca  Quizlet 

Individual Subjects

Maths (Sparx)   Food and Nutrition 

Music  MFL 

Communication and Administration                  

We also use a number of online platforms to aid communication and other interactions between school and home. The links below will take you to further information on these platforms.

Behaviour Management

Class Charts is our behaviour management software, allowing us to create seating plans, communicate with home, add rewards, monitor and motivate students. It is not yet live, but further information will follow soon.

Class Charts (not live yet)   


Unifrog is a website that is used in the careers curriculum to support students with their next steps. Please click on the link below for further information on how to use:


Parents' Evenings

The Parents Evening Booking System is called School Cloud and can be found at the following link  For a guide on how to book appointments, please click on the link below.

School Cloud 

School Payment System

SCOPAY is our online paying platform.  Please click on the link below for 'How to' guides and email if you are having any difficulties with SCOPAY.


School Trips and Visits

To manage trips and visits, we use a platform called Evolve. Evolve is an online system for the planning, approval and management of educational visits, trips and extra-curricular activities.

You do not need to log on to this platform, and so there are no 'How to' guides needed, but be aware you will receive emails and permission forms through this platform when you sign up for a trip. 

Data Collection

Still under construction 

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