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Welcome to Castleton School

Castleton School is 150 years old this year. To see our planned celebrations, click here!

Our unique school is in the picturesque village of Castleton in the High Peak.  The local residents consider the school to be the heart of the village.


Currently we have 38 children on roll.  In the mornings and for one afternoon, the children are taught the core subjects of English, mathematics and science in three small classes by our dedicated and proactive teachers.  For four afternoons the two junior classes come together for the foundation subjects.


We offer a lot at Castleton: high academic standards, a creative curriculum that supports our school motto of ‘achievement through enjoyment’ and an inclusive curriculum.
We have achieved 100% level 4s in English for the last two years.  This year 80% of our children achieved a level 5 in both reading and mathematics which is well above national standards.



Exciting, diverse and practical opportunities are an embedded part of our creative curriculum.  Last year our Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a residential visit to London, the highlights of which included a tour of Parliament and a theatre trip to see ‘War Horse’.
To celebrate the Olympics, our school devised a valley-wide sports spectacular that included guest appearances from current Olympians Ellie Koyander and Maddy Thompson.


This year we will be celebrating our 150th anniversary and have many exciting events to look forward to.
We have specialist teachers for French and music at school.  A wide range of clubs after school including: film club, running club and story keepers.
As a community driven school we like to offer plenty of opportunities for families and friends to join us.  We have weekly good work assemblies, regular church services, celebratory assemblies at the end of specific projects, two music concerts a year and of course a Christmas play.


We have a very proactive P.T.F.A. and parents are given the opportunity to meet with our Governors twice a year.
We consider our children to be our best asset.  To find out more about what they’ve been up to, please explore our website.


Enjoy!