Castle View School

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Castle View School
Motto The Best I Can Be.
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Durkin
Location Foksville Road
Canvey Island
51°31′53″N 0°35′13″E / 51.53150°N 0.58701°E / 51.53150; 0.58701Coordinates: 51°31′53″N 0°35′13″E / 51.53150°N 0.58701°E / 51.53150; 0.58701
Local authority Essex
DfE number 881/5419
DfE URN 141498 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 904 pupils
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Marie Curie, John Lennon, William Shakespeare, Martin Luther King, Issac Newton,

Castle View School is a comprehensive school for ages 11–16 located on Canvey Island in Essex, England, sited on the old Furtherwick School site in the centre of Canvey town centre. As of 2006 it has some 900 pupils and 200 staff.

Castle View is named after the fact that from the original site in Meppel Avenue, Canvey Island, you had a clear view of the remains of Hadliegh Castle.

Castle View School's current Headteacher is Mr Steve Durkin The Deputy Headteacher is Mr A Sappong and the Assistant Headteachers are Mrs. K. McKenzie, Mr. D. Boughtwood and the School Business Manager Mr. K. Evans.

On 11 May 2009, the school was closed to pupils for a week due to a suspected outbreak of 'Swine Flu'. However, as only a small amount of suspected cases emerged (along with an even smaller amount of confirmed cases), the school was open for last year pupils to take their GCSE (General Certificates of Secondary Education) examinations. Pupils were noted on the school's website for having dealt with the situation maturely.

Castle View School was moved to a brand new building located on Foksville Road in the centre of Canvey town in January 2012. Until that time, Key Stage 3 pupils were located in a self-contained area at the site of the new building, but screened from the building work which was in its final stages at the end of 2011. Key Stage 4 pupils were located at the Meppel Avenue site until the new building was completed.

Athlete Jessica Judd attended Castle View School; she is a top 800m female athlete.

A small portion of the old Castle View School site, part of the Sheridan pitch, the playground and the "chestnut green" has been used to build a new vocational education centre. [1]

The entirety of the old building still stands to this day, with no-one buying what Prospects did not use and has been used for police training.

Contrary to sensationalised news reports in March 2013 the school did not ban triangular shaped flapjacks for health and safety reasons. [2] In a light-hearted response to requests for comments on the reports, the Health and Safety Executive said of the decision "We often come across half-baked decisions taken in the name of health and safety, but this one takes the biscuit." [3]

The school converted to academy status on 1 October 2014.

They got a new head teacher in september 2016


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