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Welcome to Castleford Academy


Thank you for finding out more about Castleford Academy Sixth Form. We hope this online prospectus will help you gain an impression of the new and expanding sixth form we creating at Castleford. Leaving school and progressing into further education is an exciting venture, the start of a completely new phase of your life.

Choosing where to study after the age of 16 is an important decision, but were sure Castleford Academy offers the best possible learning environment for you to study sport. Our Academy offers something distinctive. Visitors frequently comment on the special atmosphere, made visible in our students, who behave with respect and tolerance to all members of the community.

Pastoral care is outstanding. We help students of all abilities to develop into confident, caring individuals. We attribute this to the opportunities presented to students from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, first aid qualifications, coaching and officiating badges as well as work experience in a sporting environment.

The PE department has an international reputation for the excellence of its commitment, quality of teaching and sporting performance. We offer a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Performance and Excellence in sport which runs in partnership with Ossett Academy who we have a close working relationship with.

The course enables pupils to gain a further understanding into different areas of sport from psychology, coaching, physiology and many more. There is also the opportunity for those pupils to re-sit English and maths at GCSE level if required.

We have a new thriving sixth form who engage in school life, and are seen as role models to the rest of the school. If you are considering applying to Castleford Academy, we ask that you take time to read this prospectus and if you have any queries don't hesitate in getting in touch.

You can be assured of a warm welcome and are confident you will be suitably impressed. We look forward to welcoming you to Castleford Academy Sixth Form.

About us

Our Academy offers something distinctive. Visitors frequently comment on the special atmosphere, made visible in our students, who behave with respect and tolerance to all members of the community.

Pastoral care is outstanding. We help students of all abilities to develop into confident, caring individuals. We attribute this to the opportunities presented to students from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, first aid qualifications, coaching and officiating badges as well as work experience in a sporting environment.

Facilities available

Our Academy has some of the best facilities in the area ranging from a brand new 3G astro turf, a sand based astro-turf, fitness suite and sports hall. We have recently re-developed a sixth form area which will be up and running for September 2012. Within the Post 16 centre we have a brand new teaching classroom, computer suit with 38 computers, a state of the art common room and a study area which all post 16 students have access to.

Other facilities we have include: Fitness suite Sports hall Astro-turf Rugby and Football fields Gymnasium Tennis & Netball Courts Computer Suites

Additional support

As well as teacher support in lessons we offer a caring pastoral support system which students have access to at all times. 

Learner success

ALPS Grade 2 for the Sixth Form

Excellent progress in GCSE English and Maths re-sit subjects.

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Castleford Academy through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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  • A: Castleford Academy
    • Address:
    • Castleford Academy
    • Ferrybridge Road
    • Castleford
    • Castleford
    • WF10 4JQ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01977605060
    • Website:
    • www.castlefordacademy.com
    • Email address:
    • pyoung@cashigh.net
    • More information:
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      A few words from our Principal.........It is an honour and a privilege to be Principal of our outstanding school. At Castleford Academy you will find an environment to unlock the true potential of every child.

      To make this achievable we believe we have assembled an outstanding staff, guided and supported by a similar calibre of leadership and management.