Welcome to The Kingsmead School

Castle Education Centre

Telephone 01332 973869

Contact Staff

  • Franky Boyland – Assistant Head
  • Saroj Joshi – ECHO Coordinator
  • Vicki Grainger – Alternative Provision Manager
  • Liz Rogers- Head of Science

What We Do

The Castle Education Centre is used for young people who are unable to attend school for medical reasons.  It is a quiet and calm environment that supports young people with specific medical needs.  The young people remain on the roll of their home school but attend here.  We liaise with and send feedback to the home school who are charged for this service.  We also maintain links with the medical professionals who are supporting the young people.

ECP – Enhanced Care Programme is provided through the Castle Education Centre. This programme provides support to looked after children throughout the city.  The work is individualised and begins with relationship building, moving on to other activities to boost the children’s self-esteem, reduce their harmful behaviours and to help them enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives.  To narrow the gap between their attainment and that of their peers, we also offer tuition to support them with their studies and for preparation for examinations and post 16.  Although most of this work is completed away from the building, there may be occasions where young people may access the building.

The Hair and Beauty provision for The Kingsmead School is based at the Castle Education Centre.  We have a modern salon on site that is facilitated by a qualified teacher/hairdresser and tutor/beautician.

Day 6 provision for young people who have received a permanent exclusion from school may come to Castle on a short term basis in preparation for their next step in education. Once the placement is known, we offer support in re-integration or transition to whichever establishment this may be. This process is sustained for a period of approximately 6 weeks, until a final outcome is resolved.

ECP Booklet

Hospital Education Booklet

Medical Tuition Booklet