Castle Rock High School is a mixed gender academy for students aged between eleven and fourteen years of age. It serves an extensive area which includes the eastern and northern parts of Coalville together with the expanding village of Whitwick and other adjacent housing areas.
The new school building opened in April 2006. It includes state-of-the-art facilities rich in technology with a fantastic library, sports hall, modern ICT suites and classrooms. It incorporates a number of environmentally friendly elements such as the harvesting of rainwater for later use in flushing of toilets, and energy-efficient construction and maintenance techniques.
In November 2012 the school was inspected by Ofsted, who deemed Castle Rock to be a good school with some outstanding features.
Some of the report's findings are summarised below;
- The very well planned curriculum includes courses that are flexible enough to meet students' individual needs and interests, and is continually reviewed in order to promote achievement.
- Leadership and management is outstanding. Leaders' rigorous checks show that the teaching is typically good and some of it is outstanding.
- Students make good and sometimes outstanding progress. Attainment in English and Mathematics has been above that expected nationally and attainment in both these subjects is steadily rising. Attainment in Science rose significantly in 2012.
- Students say they feel extremely safe, well known and cared for, that bullying is rare and that adults support them very well.
- Disabled students and those who have special educational needs, those eligible for the pupil premium and the very few who speak English as an additional language make at least equal progress to their peers, and sometimes even better, as a result of the high-quality individual support, care and encouragement provided for them and the strong focus that the school places on raising self-esteem and promoting self-confidence.
You can be confident that Castle Rock High School is a successful school in which your child can achieve and truly be... the best they can be!