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Welcome to Castle Primary School and Nursery

Castle Primary School converted to an Academy on 1st March 2015 joining with Congleton High School and Black Firs Primary as part of Congleton Multi-Academy Trust. In September 2020 CMAT joined with another Trust in Knutsford to form The Learning Alliance. The Learning Alliance has three Primary Schools, four High Schools and a Studio School. The new CEO is Mr M Cladingbowl.

By working together and sharing all of our expertise it is envisaged that our family of schools will continue to grow and develop providing exceptional learning opportunities for all of our pupils. Castle Primary School is a feeder for Congleton High School.

As Head Teacher I am extremely proud to be leading Castle Primary School through these exciting changes supported by hardworking and committed staff. Our school offers children high quality learning experiences in a semi-rural setting, encouraging them to develop new skills and knowledge both in the classroom and the outdoors. We are also adept at offering all our children opportunities within performing arts, producing concerts throughout the year.

Our school has continued to grow over the last year whilst maintaining the values and community feeling of a small school. We enjoy good success with our results at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Our Early Years children also achieved a good level of development.

Over the summer of 2016 our school kitchen was fully refurbished and is now providing quality meals and healthy snacks for all ages. Staff are also utilising the teaching kitchen offering lessons to all the children so that they can learn about healthy eating and balanced meals.

We were successful with other funding to replace our boilers, radiators and to improve our Fire Compliance throughout the school.

Children attend residential visits to various local centres and all ages are also able to participate in numerous after school activities. We operate a Before and After School Club run by school staff.

Our school is adept at supporting children with special educational needs and parents wishing to discuss the needs of their child should contact our SEND/Mental Health lead Mrs Melanie Lord on 01782 433218 or email  We have three members of staff who have undertaken Mental Health Training to support our children.

Our Nursery has a curriculum that covers all aspects of learning through play to encourage physical, intellectual, emotional, social and language development. Our qualified staff are well trained and have many years of experience in childcare. We employ specialist Sports coaches who have trained in developing physical skills to our youngest pupils.

Our lessons are taught by subject specialists throughout each day. After each session the children are actively engaged in moving to another classroom with a different member of staff.  We feel this helps prepare our children in readiness for High School.

We are able to offer our children Forest School sessions on site which take place all year round. Kidsgrove Rotary have recently supported the school with a donation to purchase an outdoor learning space.  This will enable sessions to continue even in the winter months.

Please contact the school on 01782 433218 if you would like to arrange a visit to look round.

Jill Mason                                                                                                          

Head Teacher

Head Teacher Email Address: or Telephone 01782 433218.

Thomas Pear

Chair of Governing Body

Chair Email Address: or Telephone 01782 433218.

Please click this link to give Ofsted your views about Castle Primary School

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If you would like a paper copy of any documents on this website or have any queries relating to Castle Primary School please contact us either by telephone (01782 433218) or by email (

Further information about the work of The Learning Alliance will be available soon. Whole MAT policies, procedures and financial information are currently held on the old CMAT website. Mr M Cladingbowl the |CEO can be contacted as follows:

The Learning Alliance Website

Contact the School

Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

If you wish to request a paper copy of information on our website please use the school email.

Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218

SEN Contact: Mrs Melanie Lord

SEN Email: