View navigation

Our Schools

Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

Our Schools

Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

About our school

Early Years

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Castleton School, we aim to provide rich sensory experiences which stimulate curiosity and investigation.

It is important that our children feel safe, secure and cared for within an enabling and nurturing environment. Before children start at Castleton School, our staff make regular visits to nursery settings throughout the year to help build valuable relationships with the children, making the transition to school seamless and enjoyable.

Learning centres around the Characteristics of Effective Learning and our little learners are encouraged to explore, take an active part in their learning and use their creative and critical thinking through a range of purposeful and engaging activities, both indoors and outdoors. We love to learn through play and activities are based around the children’s interests and fascinations so that children have ownership of their learning.

Play is enhanced through meaningful interactions with adults to ensure that the development of the whole child is supported and extended. The provision both indoors and outdoors encourages independence so that children can access and select a range of creative materials, from clay to construction! We also promote a language rich environment which enables children to communicate and express themselves effectively, and as a result grow in self-confidence.

We value parents as partners in the children’s learning and use the online learning journey Tapestry alongside paper Learning Journals to record observations and celebrate children’s achievements both in school and at home.

Castleton (17)Castleton (13)Castleton (8)

Follow us on Facebook