The school is the first secondary school in South Gloucestershire to receive such an accolade from Ofsted. Melanie Warnes, head teacher at The Castle School, said, 'This is a very good day for our school and a promise of yet further success. I am delighted with the report, it praises the hard work of our students and their teachers and it is particularly pleasing to see the excellent support parents give their children and the school recognised. The students at Castle are a delight and deserve every success we can create.' The Castle School was visited by a team of inspectors for two days last month.
Nick Green, chief inspector, wrote in his report that the school aimed at providing quality education with a caring environment. 'Underpinning the impressive rate at which the school has improved since the last inspection are outstanding leadership and management, driven by the clear vision and direction of the head teacher.'