About Us

Headteacher's Welcome

A very warm welcome to Castle Hill Schools.

I am very proud and very grateful to be the headteacher of these two wonderful schools. Two schools, working as one, to get the best outcomes for the community that we serve.

Since joining the school as deputy headteacher in 2017, I have witnessed the transformation as the two schools joined forces, creating an ambitious, progressive curriculum and an incredible learning environment.

Castle Hill celebrates all things castles! We love the theme! Pupils belong to one of our three houses; Orford, Framlingham and Eye. These house teams create a sense of belonging for each child and pupils show pride in our pupil ambassador roles, such as house and sports captains. Continuing with the castle theme, our Learning Knights support pupils in developing behaviours for effective learning and these are celebrated within our weekly celebration assemblies.     

All of the staff at Castle Hill truly believe that school is about developing the whole child to ensure that pupils blossom into well-rounded young people who are ready for high school. 'Nurture' is the first of our curriculum drivers as we know that pupils do their best learning when they are happy, healthy and ready to learn.

We have wonderfully extensive grounds at Castle Hill. This includes a diverse Forest School site where all pupils take part in Forest School every year. One of our newest and most exciting developments are improvements to our lunchtime provision. Play is a very important part of the day and to the development of a child. Therefore, pupils are given a wide range of play opportunities from dressing up and performing, to den building and sporting opportunities. Our second driver, 'Engage' matters both in the classroom and within playtimes.   

Alongside the development of the curriculum, our third driver 'Inspire' took flight. We want to build lasting memories and are passionate about learning. Each term begins with a 'Stunning Start' to provide enrichment to their new topic and build inspiration. The curriculum then builds towards a 'Fabulous Finish', where we invite parents and carers to share in our learning and create an exciting end to the term's learning.

The final driver, 'Achieve', matters to us all and is central to our continuing improvement. We have high expectations for each child to achieve as we know that this can transform life chances and transform lives. We build ambition into our curriculum for pupils to feel pride in themselves and their achievements.

As I have already said, I am both proud and grateful to be the headteacher of these schools, leading a passionate and dedicated staffing team #TeamCastleHill. I warmly invite you to come and visit and see for yourself. 

Jennifer Smith - Headteacher

Vision Statement

Castle Hill Infant and Junior Schools recognise every child as equal, unique and valuable. The potential of every child will be nurtured, in order to develop their self-esteem and enable them to build strong, positive relationships with other people. They will be engaged in purposeful learning activities and have the opportunity to experience real achievement academically, socially and emotionally.

Curriculum Drivers

‘Nurture, engage, inspire, achieve’

School Values

Pride Ambition Respect