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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.  

Policies and Statements of Intent

We aim to create an inclusive environment where a rich diversity of people feel able to be themselves whether they attend the school as a student, work within and or lead the organisation. Having structures in place to ensure equality of access to opportunities to progress is central to this.

All our policies apply to all CSET schools and can be found on the following link: 

Castle School Education Trust - Policies 

Policies with a particular link to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are listed below:

Accessibility Plan 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy 

Staff Equality and Diversity Policy 

Staff Maternity Policy 

Staff Menopause Policy 

Staff Parental Leave policy 

Staff Paternity Policy 

Staff Shared Parental Leave Policy 

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

The webpage below provides further information which shows the provision of support we offer students with Special Educational Needs and Disability at Downend School: 

Downend School - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities