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With your help Castle School Friends is gifting the school over £4,000 worth of equipment for the current school year 2021/2022

The money will be spent on items for several departments following discussion with teachers: including microscopes, musical instruments and textbooks.

Some of the funds will pay for three damage-proof picnic tables for Year 7 and 8 students; with outdoors seating at a premium now year groups are assigned different space at break time.

Fundraising events for the new school year include a quiz night and car boot sale. We're planning a gardening day too so watch this space.


Quizzers raise cash: Autumn 2021

14 teams joined us for a fun Quiz Night at school, battling it out over ten tough rounds with our esteemed quiz master Graham posing the questions.

Congratulations to the Masked Quizzers who each won a £10 Parkys chippy voucher, and also to the lucky winner of the £25 6 O'clock Gin voucher!

Our thanks to helpers Jenny, Cindy, Annabelle, Mark, Andy, Kirsty, Sue, Ruth and Maria - look out for our next quiz early in the New Year.

Grant award from local engineering firm: September 2021

Huge thanks to Renishaw for donating £500 to the school following a grant application by Castle School Friends. Renishaw's Charities Committee approved the funding which will be used to buy microscopes for the Science Department.

Gardening Day: Autumn 2021

Parents, friends and teachers spent a morning on the Sixth Form site cutting, trimming, pruning and tidying up some of the outdoor spaces. Lots of fun was had and it made our day when we were joined by Sixth Former Cerys who popped along to help out.

Committee members support Year 11 Prom celebration event: Summer 2021

CSF committee members loved serving up 'mocktails’ for Year 11 students at their celebratory ‘Prom’ event in July. It was great to see the students having fun and we were very happy to offer some iced soft drinks to keep everyone cool. Thanks to Justin, Will, Rachel, Cindy and Deb.

Two car boot sales in Summer 2021

Buyers and sellers grabbed lots of bargains during two car boot sales in early summer. The events raised over £800 for the school and we were lucky with the sunny weather - thanks to everyone who came along and supported us.

Gardening Day at school: Spring 2021


The school saw hedges trimmed, paths tidied, weeds removed, brambles snipped, wood chips spread and a raised flower bed removed.

The main school reception area and the Sixth Form Centre entrance were worked on by two small teams of committee members and parents who made the most of the beautiful weather.

All the jobs were completed safely and successfully and the waste taken away for recycling. Good work team!