Castle High is a Specialist College in the Visual Arts situated near the centre of Dudley. The school has made significant progress towards ensuring that we provide the best education possible for our students. The facilities, which feature both traditional and modern architecture, have been equipped with new technologies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
Our Art Department takes great pride in its reputation for providing art education of the very highest standards. Performance in recent years has been rated as excellent with all students attaining good grades with the option to progress through at GCSE, BTEC, Nationals, AS and A Level by Year 11. Our overall results are consistently amongst the best nationally and offer support to other schools as a model of good practice.
The school often extends learning opportunities beyond the school day with an extensive extra-curricular and extended schools programme available staffed by a large team of committed teaching and support staff.
All students are expected to work hard and maintain high standards of behaviour. Excellent relationships with parents, carers, staff and students are crucial to ensure that students achieve their potential. To help encourage and reward positive behaviour, achievements, good punctuality and attendance, the school has a rewards system, frequent achievement assemblies and a Celebration of Achievement Evening.
"Students' personal and social development is good. They generally enjoy school, feel safe and well cared for, and cooperate with each other and their teachers" (Ofsted).