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Castleford students heading down under​

Castleford Academy students are packing their bags for a dream trip to Australia, with the help of local businesses. The Year 9 boys rugby...

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National Award for Performance​

Castleford Academy has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2018 based on data from the Department for Education and Ofsted...

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100% attendance for 7 years!!
We couldn't be prouder of our current Sixth Form student Kieran Nash, who (since joining us in year 7) has had 100% attendance every single year...

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​Biology Challenge 2019 ​

60 Castleford Academy Biology students from year 9 and 10 have taken part in the Biology Challenge 2019, a set of tests run by the Royal Society of Biology...

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​Core Skills TDY

Some of our pupils were asked to create bunting within their Art lessons to celebrate the Tour De Yorkshire 2019,  They showed excellent teamwork​...

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​Cheerleading​

The cheerleading team at Castleford Academy continue to go from strength to strength and it has been fantastic to see so many girls committed to training every week...

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​Magistrates Mock Trial

In March, a team of twelve Year 8 & 9 pupils were introduced to what it would be like to work in Law by taking part in the National Magistrates’ Court...

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​Music For Youth Regional Festival Series

Acapella vocal group Harmonix and instrumental group Soul Band, made a welcome return to the annual Music For Youth festival in Wakefield in March...

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Y7 Space Homework Project​

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… our Year 7 students took part in a space-themed challenge: to research and...

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​Higher Education Opportunities for Sixth Form

Following our trip to Barnsley University Campus last term, our Post 16 students have recently enjoyed 2 days of Higher Education...​

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​In Remembrance of Bill Clift MBE​​

It is with great sadness that our Chair of Governors and Trustees Bill Clift MBE passed away earlier today Friday 16th November 2018....

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Interform Games 2018 Y7-9​

The objective of Interform Games is to provide all pupils in KS3 with the opportunity to take part in competitive sport. It is also a great way...

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Champion Schools National Finals​

Another successful year saw Castleford Academy reach 5 National Finals, claiming 4 National titles in 2018.​The success began in April...

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SMSC Restart a Heart

Castleford Academy is delighted to announce that we have achieved the National ‘Gold’ SMSC Quality Mark, awarded to us by...

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New Kings Order

In September, Year 7 were lucky enough to watch a performance by New Kings Order, who were made famous when they reached 'Judges Houses'...

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Macmillan Coffe Morning 2018

There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with Cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support...

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Y11 students 2017/2018 make outstanding progress at Castleford Academy!​​

We are delighted to report that Castleford Academy Y11 students 2017/2018 achieved fantastic results this year...

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Next step Outstanding ​for Castleford Academy

Castleford Academy recently received a new ‘one day inspection’ by Ofsted.  The purpose of the inspection was to determine if the academy...

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Biology Challenge 2018

Castleford Academy Biology students from year 9 and 10 have taken part in the Biology Challenge 2018, a set of tests​...

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Castleford Headteacher chosen for key school support role

The headteacher and staff at Castleford Academy have been selected for top roles supporting

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Year ​9 Keepmoat Housing Project

For 6 weeks Year 9 pupils from Castleford Academy have joined forces with Year 9 pupils from Airedale Academy to work on this project...

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British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and this year Castleford Academy Science...

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​Wheldon Primary Futures Report

Wheldon Infant School and Nursery is the latest school to hold a Primary Futures event as part of our Inspiring Wakefield campaign. Tracey Lake...

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Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

As part of this year's Careers Provision for Y10 and to follow on from our successful careers fair at Parents Evening, pupils received a visit...

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Easter Reading Rewards

Our recent Easter Reading Reward's Assembly week for Years 7-9 again proved to be a huge celebration. The Accelerated Reading Programme...

National Theatre Connections Festival

Castleford Academy's Drama Department have been rehearsing since January on the production of 'Ceasefire Babies', in association with the National...

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Making Unreal Games @ Wakefield College

Five lucky Y9 pupils studying CiDA with Game Making (Certificate in Digital Applications) got the...

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National Deaf Children's Society

We are thrilled to announce that Samuel (Year 8)  is now a member of the NDCS YAB! Samuel applied...

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​​UKA Cheerdance Competition​

On Sunday 22nd January, 32 Cheerleaders from Castleford Academy attended the UKA Cheerdance...

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Y10 Pupils conduct Action Research in collaboration with Go Higher West Yorkshire

As part of Castleford Academy collaboration with Go Higher West Yorkshire, a small group of Y10...

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Re-Start a Heart Day

On Monday 16th October 2017, the whole of Year 8 took part in the national event: Re-Start a Heart Day. In which volunteers from The Yorkshire Ambulance Service...

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Mill Street Mural

The street scene artwork known as Mill Terrace was designed and installed by pupils from Castleford Academy under the guidance of Diana Davies, head of art....

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Pupils Rise to the Duke of Edinburgh Challenge

As the Duke of Edinburgh award celebrates its 61st year, students at Castleford Academy have been celebrating their own achievements...

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Castleford Academy seal hat-trick of Wembley wins

CASTLEFORD ACADEMY beat Orrell school St Peter’s 16-4 to maintain their dominance of Wembley’s annual Stephen Mullaney memorial curtain-raiser.​..

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Castleford Academy wins National School of the Year!

CASTLEFORD ACADEMY were crowned ‘National School of the Year’ awarded by the RFL at the Champion Schools National finals over the bank holiday weekend...

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Lewis Makes it to the Young Games Designer BAFTA finals in London ​

A relationship gone wrong, teen fears and the loss of the internet, this is FOMO. Since January...

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