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Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher's Welcome

Pupils speak highly of the positive approach of the new headteacher, the positive working relationships with staff across a range of subjects, and are ambitious to continue with their studies further.

Ofsted 2017

Welcome to Castle View School

I am delighted to be the Headteacher of Castle View School – a place where students are put first in everything we do.  Our aims are to Pursue Excellence, to Be the Best We Can Be, and we achieve this by working together with parents and the wider community to bring out the very best in our young people.

A good education inspires, opens doors and makes the difference to the lives of individuals, their families and the wider community.  Therefore, we take our responsibilities as educators very seriously, doing all we can to help our students achieve anything and everything they set their minds to. We also take great pride in providing a happy and harmonious learning environment – one where every student is known as an individual.

As well as valuing academic success, we strive for every child to become a well-rounded, caring and confident individual who plays a part in their community, and has the skills and mindset to contribute positively to our wider society.  Therefore, all our students have opportunities to develop not only their academic potential, but also their artistic, sporting and leadership talents.

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision, and have tried to answer as many questions as possible in the pages that follow.  However, a website alone cannot tell the full story, so I would warmly welcome you to visit us and discover what it is that makes Castle View School the right choice for you and your child.

Mr. Steve Durkin, BA (Hons), MTL, NPQH


I had a visit with the Headteacher before I chose and I was impressed … What stuck with me is how many children’s names he knew…he believes that every child has the ability to succeed.

Year 7 Parent