Castle Hill High School offers a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. The school’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy underpins practice and is reviewed annually. Central to all we do are positive partnerships with all stakeholders but particularly between students, staff and parents.
All students who attend Castle Hill have an Education Health & Care Plan. Applications to the school are made through the Local Authority Statutory Assessment Team. All advice-givers will have supported such a request. The final decision is made after consultations between the parents, child, school and Local Authority. If all agree then a place is offered.
For further information about admissions, please contact your loacl authority EHS reviewing officer.
Contact details for Stockport's Statutory Assessment Team are:
0161 474 2525
Information for prospective parents
We can offer full school tours for prospective parents. If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan and you would like to organise a tour of the school then please contact the school office on 0161-2853925.
If you would like further advice or support, then please get in touch by calling the school office on the number above or email our SENCOs: email@example.com
You will find a link below to our School Prospectus as well as the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions to help prepare you for your visit.
Transition Arrangements for September 2023 Intake
All parents/carers of children with a confirmed place for September 2023 should have received a welcome pack. The pack names Ciara Nellis (KS3 SENCO) as the main point of contact and outlines the transition process for the upcoming months.
The key dates for transition are detailed below:
Thursday 25th May from 5pm-7pm: Parent Information Evening
Parents of children who have a confirmed place for September are invited to a new intake Parent Information Evening, this will take place at Castle Hill from 5pm-7pm. The evening will give parents the opportunity to meet key staff as well as representatives from other agencies including the Speech and Language Team, Occupational Therapists, SEN transport and others.
If you were unable to attend, the PowerPoint presentation is shared below.
July 2023: Welcome video
We are currently in the process of creating a welcome video for our future year 7's, the video will be made available on our website in the coming days. In the meantime, last year's video is available below should your child want to familarise themselves with their new school.
July 2023: Individual Tours
Pupils who have not yet visited will be invited along with their parent/carers for an individual tour led by one of our year 7 team, this will be a chance for the children to ask any questions they may have about their new school in preparation for September. Pupils will also receive a 'Welcome to Year 7' brochure in the post so that they can continue to familiarise themselves with their new school.
Thursday 6th July from 10am-12: Transition Morning
Pupils are invited to attend a welcome transition morning, they will access 2 lessons and a break time with their new teacher and new class. Parents/carers should aim to drop their child by 10am unless they have made alternative arrangements with their child's current school. They can wear their current school uniform or non-uniform and snacks will be provided.
Our year 7 team will make every effort to visit each child in their current setting. Our KS3 SENCO has been liaising with your child's current school to ensure the information sharing process is as smooth as possible. If it is felt that a pupil would benefit from additional transition visits, these can be organised via Ciara Nellis. If any parent has any questions about the transition process, they should contact Ciara Nellis either at school on 0161-2853925 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org