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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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  • Year 6 Parents/Carers - Our Open Evening is Thursday 22nd September, please visit our Open Events page under 'About Us' for further details. 

Student Support

Student Services

We have a dedicated team for student support at Downend.  The team is lead by the Student Centre Manager, and overseen by the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion.  Any questions your child may have, or anything they might need to know the Student Support Centre can help them or point them in the right direction.

The Student Support Centre's direct number is 01454 862339.

The Student Support Centre has access to many support services; therefore we encourage our young people to talk to them if they have any worries or concerns.

First Aid

The medical room is manned throughout the school day by a qualified first aider and is situated in the Student Support Centre.

If your child is ill or injured in school you will be notified by a member of staff and asked to collect them if deemed necessary.  Please report to the schools main reception to collect your child.

It is essential that your contact details are up to date on our database SIMs, so please inform the school if there are any changes.

If you need to discuss any specific medical need of have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email the school at  or telephone 01454 862300 and our first aider will be happy to assist you.