Camps & Trips
Every year KS3 pupils take part in an end of year camp. They take part in educational workshops, navigate a long-distance walk, learn cooking, camping and survival skills, and have the annual water fight! This ‘camp experience’ also serves as evidence for those pupils taking part in the JASS Award. These camps really help pupils develop the skills and knowledge needed to take part in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award in Year 10.
Trips & Events:
We run a variety of trips and events for all year groups throughout the year. Some examples are:
- KS3 team building weekend
- Ski trips
- Yr 10/11 Revision Residential
- KS3 3 day residential
- Variety of charitable events – including Big Dip, Car Rally, Community Days
- STEM trips
- Spanish trip
In Year 10, pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award. To date, 74% of our pupils have successfully completed the Bronze Award with over 10% going on to complete the Silver or Gold Awards.
The Award Scheme equips pupils with skills, confidence and an enhanced perspective on life, all of which are sought after by employers, colleges and universities alike.
In their own time pupils take part in a physical and voluntary activity and learn a new skill. They gain recognition for doing things they want to do and for those things they may even be doing already! They also undertake a two-day walking expedition.
Please visit https://www.dofe.org/ to find out more about this fantastic scheme.
We are very pleased to offer extracurricular lessons in speech and drama at both primary and secondary levels. The aim of a LAMDA course is to foster self-expression, self-confidence and creativity in a teaching environment which is built on a foundation of trust. We work to unlock the imagination and develop creativity, whilst also fostering a love of literature, developing literacy skills, and establishing the habit of clear, well-formed speech. All aspects of communication and interpersonal skills are developed – listening, speaking, and using body language – as well as spatial awareness and physical co-ordination.
Though taking an examination is not mandatory, students have the annual opportunity to take Ofqual-recognised graded examinations through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). The qualification scale is structured similarly to music board examinations, with Grades 1-8 in a variety of different disciplines, including:
- Speaking Verse and Prose
- Speaking in Public
- Reading for Performance
Achievement at Grades 6-8 awards UCAS points for university entry. The LAMDA department at Castle School is well-established, with a majority of students every year achieving the highest grade of Distinction in their examinations.
£150 per term at Secondary level
£120 per term at Primary level.
If your child is interested in taking up LAMDA lessons, please inquire at the school office
Sports & Clubs:
Clubs can run at breaks, lunchtimes or after school. The clubs we currently offer are:
Maths MAT Club