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Welcome to Castlefell School

  • ADHD, ASD, Asp, SEMH
  • 8-16 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls

Opening Spring 2024

Castlefell School will be an independent specialist day school providing high-quality education. Based in Rudgeway, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with a range of complex learning needs, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties and co-existing ADHD, speech, language and communication difficulties and attachment disorders.


A big warm welcome to our website

We are thrilled to be opening a new school that will enhance and strengthen the local education offer. We are bringing together a committed staff team with the knowledge and expertise to make learning engaging for pupils, shining a light on their strengths and achievements by supporting them in overcoming barriers to learning by offering an empathetic approach that builds strong, trusting relationships.

Our curriculum will come to life with the help of our new facilities and surrounding woodland, igniting curiosity and enjoyment, which will be at the heart of all learning. Furthermore, it will be delivered in a way that supports the development of long-term memory alongside opportunities to link new learning to existing knowledge and skills.

This will be a school that children enjoy attending, a place where they feel they belong and know they are valued. A place of success.

Wendy Yeo, Head Teacher

Our location

Our teams are working behind the scenes, gearing up for the opening of Castlefell in spring 2024.

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What makes our school unique?

Every child’s journey is different, but our unique approach ensures that the outcomes remain the same – inspirational achievements and stunning stories of success.

Aims and ethos

We are committed to giving our pupils a creative, caring and innovative learning environment for them to achieve their full potential in their education and social communication.

We are dedicated to providing a:

  • A broad and balanced curriculum designed to ensure pupils can take their desired next step with support for the development of a happy and fulfilled life.
  • Encouragement and support with a focus on long-term goals by putting in place the smaller steps that lead to success and achievement, enabling pupils to become independent and equipped with the skills and qualities to make a positive contribution to society.
  • The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

It all adds up here at Castlefell

Explore our latest vacancies here

Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • location

    Castlefell School
    South West

  • salary

    £33,024 - £42,403

  • bonuses

    + Excellent Benefits

  • closing date

    Closing date : 03/12/2023

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Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know what help is available or where to start, we’re here to help.

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