Our school has won several awards over the last few years including the Essex SEND Teacher of the Year award, the Educational Business Award for Environmental Practice, the Community Award, the Academy Partnership Award, and the SEN Provision Award.
In September 2023, Castledon School is delighted to have been given the privileged position of becoming a
Music Mark School!
This has been an honor, showing our commitment to providing high quality music education within our school community
In July 2022 Castledon School achieved recognition through Optimus Educations Wellbeing Award. This award focuses on changing the long-term culture of the whole school. Using an evidence-based framework to drive change, it helps us deliver staff and pupil wellbeing, review our staff training, and helped us to revise our policies. Achieving this award ensures that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of our school life.
Castledon School holds the Optimus Leading Parental Partnership Award. This award is designed to help the school to work in partnership with all parents and carers.
"The school have used the awards process as a tool to celebrate what they do well and to enhance the provision
they have in place. They have used the framework as a tool to successfully address issues identified at their 2018 OFSTED."
"The school’s commitment to effective parental engagement
"The culture of seeing parents as equal partners and valuing their place as part of the school community guided the excellent support for parents and families."
Basildon Activity Award for
'Education Provider Of The Year' 2023
About the award -This is awarded to a school, early years or further education setting that gives its pupils a wide range of opportunities to participate in high-quality physical education and extra-curricular sport. They will help young people understand and embrace daily exercise as beneficial to their health and wellbeing at school and beyond the academic years.
Castledon is integrated into the local and wider community and as such provides a meaningful student and community relationship, which is beneficial to all. In the last two years, the school has dedicated 144 working days to its local nature reserve
At Castledon School every child will be supported through the school wide Thrive approach. An initial assessment will enable class teachers to identify particular strands to work on, such as how to have different opinions without falling out or how to recognise when someone is unhappy or upset. These assessments can then be used to provide personalised programmes for classes, groups and individuals to ensure every student requires the support they need to develop these skills.
Find out more
There is lots more information on the Thrive website (thriveapproach.com) and also the
Thrive Community Facebook group: The Thrive Approach - supporting the community to weather the storm
The Thrive Approach provides those who work with children
Castledon has held the Healthy Schools award for many years. Last year this award was reformed and the academy has