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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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  • To report a student absence please email or call 01454 862395 with your child's name, tutor group and reason for absence

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Head Teacher - Lisa Howell 

Chair of the Community Council - Sue Thomas

SENCO - Rachael Corns   

Downend School
Westerleigh Road
South Gloucestershire
BS16 6XA

School Office:
Please contact school reception if you have any queries
Tel: 01454 862 300
Fax: 01454 862 301


School Absence:

To report your child absence from school please can you email our dedicated absence email address;

When you email, please give the following information: your child's name and tutor group, a brief reason for absence and when you expect them to return to school.  You must do this for each day your child is absent

If you do not have access to email; please call the absence ling

Tel: 01454 862395

You may ring this number at any time to leave a message regarding your child’s absence.

If your child has experience vomiting or diarrhea, please ensure you keep them off of school for 48 hours after the last episode.   If you have any concerns please contact the school as soon as possible.

Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth Form:

Tel: 01454 862333 

Castle School Education Trust

Mangotsfield School
Rodway Hill
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9LH 

Tel: 01454 862581