Life at Castle School Education Trust

About Castle School Education Trust

In March 2013, The Castle School converted to an Academy as a Multi Academy Trust: Castle School Education Trust (CSET).

Our rationale at the time was to build a collaborative family of schools in order to provide a quality whole education for the children in the area. In September 2013 we commenced sponsorship of Charfield Primary School, one of our local primary schools when it was placed in Special Measures.

Since then, several schools have joined the group and CSET now also includes Marlwood and Mangotsfield secondary schools as well as Charfield, Severn Beach and Lyde Green primary schools. Downend School became a single academy trust in 2013 under an umbrella partnership with CSET, and integrated formally into the CSET group in May 2016.

Each of the schools has its own unique identity within the values and ethos of CSET. The Headteachers are genuinely the Headteacher of their own school and are responsible for the school and accountable for outcomes. Being part of a group of schools brings with it robust challenge and support as well as opportunities to share provision and central costs.

The schools are located in two clusters as follows:


The Castle School (Converter March 2013),
11 – 18 NOR 1655

Charfield Primary School (Sponsored September 2013),
4 – 11 NOR 191

Severn Beach Primary School (Sponsored September 2014),
4 – 11 NOR 115

Marlwood School (Sponsored November 2014),
11 – 18 NOR 632


Lyde Green Primary School (Sponsored September 2015),
4 – 11 NOR 60

Mangotsfield School (Sponsored September 2015),
11 – 18 NOR 1143

Downend School (Converter May 2016),
11-18 NOR 1049