The Castle School, Taunton
|Motto||Achieve , Belong , Participate|
|DfE URN||136916 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Students||1,228 as of January 2012[update]|
|Houses||Balmoral, Lancaster, Caernavon, Buckingham, Windsor, Sandrigham|
|Colours||Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Blue, Yellow|
The Castle School is a co-educational secondary school in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom. It had 1,228 pupils aged 11 to 16 as of January 2012[update], and has had specialist Sports College status since 2003. It has recently been granted a second specialism in Vocational Education. During the schools latest Ofsted inspection, it received an "outstanding" rating in 26 out of 27 criteria. In July 2011, the school became an Academy.
The original parts of the building include the tower block, and the ground floor building connected to it, which covers the canteen, main hall and science blocks. The newer buildings include the Qdos 6th Form Building, which opened in 2010 replacing two ageing mobile huts and partly extending the jubilee building, the Sealy Building, Sports hall and Sports centre and the Jubilee building which opened in 2003. This has enabled departments to grow and offer more to its students by way of facilities and improved teaching rooms. However, the school has 1236 pupils for a site only designed to hold 600.
- Ofsted Inspection Report, January 2006
- Ofsted Inspection Report, June 2009
- Shepherd, Jessica. "Schools aren't fit for pupils to learn in, warn four in 10 headteachers". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-16.