"I'm starting to see the point of school". year 9 student

Our vision...

We believe that schools and businesses need to work hand in hand to:
  • Offer the best opportunities for our students.
  • Ensure businesses get the employees needed
  • Enrich curriculum
  • Inspire
  • Raise aspirations
  • Ensure our communities thrive
Premium Partners for Schools provides a way to do this successfully.
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For business...

How does Premium Partners work?

We often hear business leaders claim that young people are not prepared for the work place and that schools are not equipping them with skills they desperately need.
 
We believe that schools cannot be expected to address this alone and that Businesses have an integral role to play in the whole education of young people in the UK.
Premium Partners for Schools facilitates links and provides a strategic way to do this.
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Our current partners...

"Renishaw has been part of The Castle School’s Premium Partners Scheme since its launch in 2011. As a business, we have benefited enormously from regular interaction with students and staff. including innovative projects, developing employability skills and providing professional guidance, mentoring and work opportunities in engineering.”

Julie Collins
Renishaw
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Our News

By Sarah MacIsaac 07 Dec, 2017
Year 7 brought the Christmas spirit to school yesterday afternoon during Castle Challenge! They were tasked with creating their own decorations for our beautiful Christmas tree (kindly donated by Almondsbury Garden Centre with lights from Tesco). Each tutor group chose the best 10 which are now hanging for all to see in our reception area. We will be selling them on the last day of term for charity. Thank you Year 7!
By Sarah MacIsaac 09 Nov, 2017
The traditional Premium Partner networking breakfast had a makeover on Friday 3rd November! This was the first time we invited our business partners to have breakfast at our 6th form site and it attracted 23 of our Year 12 students from both Castle and Marlwood Schools. It was a great success with positive feedback from all involved and several firm offers of work experience or work shadowing to come out of it.
 We hope to repeat this across the year to encourage as many students to access this opportunity.
Our thanks to Thornbury Deli for the delicious food!
By Sarah MacIsaac 07 Nov, 2017
On Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November, Castle School are fortunate enough to have trained staff from Essilor coming in to sight screen our Year 7 students. Students have access to a vision screening which will alert them if they need to investigate further and visit an optician. Being aware of potential sight issues can have a real impact on student's learning in the classroom. We are very grateful to Essilor for giving us their time and expertise.
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