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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:

specialeducation@stockport.gov.uk

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: admissions@castlehill.stockport.sch.uk 

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. 

 

School Prospectus


Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Transition Arrangements for September 2024 Intake 

 

All parents/carers of children with a confirmed place for September 2024 should receive a welcome pack by the end of March 2024.

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 2nd May from 9.30am-12:00: New Intake Parent Open Morning 

Parents of children that have a confirmed place for September will be invited to drop in during an open morning. This will be an opportunity to have a tour of the school and see the school in action.  

 

Thursday 23rd 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. 

 

Parent Information Evening Presentation

 

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 July. In the meantime, the most recent video is available below should your child want to familiarise themselves with their new school. 

 

Welcome to Year 7 2022-2023.mp4 from Castle Hill High School on Vimeo.

 

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 4th 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. 

 

Additional Information: 

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 ciara.nellis@castlehill.stockport.sch.uk 

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