Archive for ‘Core’

Home Learning

“Homework which is planned is more beneficial than routine homework and not linked with what is being learned in class. It should never be used as a punishment or penalty for poor performance and that a variety of tasks with different levels of challenge is likely to be beneficial. The quality of homework is more […]



Growing School

Students have the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables in the kitchen garden area. Catering students use the produce in their recipes; students can pick apples from the orchard to eat, cook or juice; produce is grown by students and sold to staff and families. The garden area is a popular relaxed area to sit […]



Animal Care

The eco team are responsible for a variety of animals at Castle Manor Academy. Students follow a rota of care and are responsible for looking after them before the school day begins. Our students have hands on experience caring for chickens, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs. At Castle Manor we teach students how to be […]



Duke of Edinburgh

Mrs Baldwin co-ordinates DOFE at Castle Manor Academy along with a team of dedicated staff including Mrs Neech, Mrs Guilfoyle, Mr Ramsey, Mr Teare and Miss Weston. There are 28 key stage 4 students currently enrolled at bronze level with 20 having passed the expedition stage. DOFE students need to be committed, motivated, Independent and […]



Learning Outside the Classroom

  At Castle Manor Academy we appreciate the value of learning outside of the classroom. These opportunities can be in the school grounds, take place during a school visit, residential trip or at a community event. Learning outside the classroom is fun, adventurous, exhilarating, challenging and creative. It can support formative experiences that inspire confidence, awareness […]



New Student Guide

This page provides all the key information you might need as a new student or parent. We know that starting a new school, or even thinking abut a new school, can be daunting. This page should help you feel more comfortable and know what to expect. Where Do I Start? The most important place to […]