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Castle East

About Castle EAST

Castle EAST is a Special School for pupils with Communication and Interaction (C&I) Needs from year 5 through to year 11.

The school is located in Bungay, Suffolk and is situated within spacious grounds. Prior to opening the school received a full high spec renovation which has allowed us to design a bespoke individual learning environment for pupils with communication and interaction needs.

Pupils benefit from smaller class sizes with a higher level of staff to pupil ratios. There is a range of fully equipped specialist teaching rooms with access to specialist teachers and support staff throughout the day.

The maximum capacity of the school will be 120 pupils this will be phased over a minimum of three years. There will be a maximum intake of 40 pupils in the first year (Autumn 2021), an additional intake of a further 40 pupils in the second year (September 2022), with a further 40 pupils to follow in subsequent years. The refurbishment of an existing site (previously Bungay Middle School) has now been completed and the school is excited to announce that is is now open to its first cohort of pupils.

Link to a piece in Suffolk News

Castle EAST School praised for ‘restless ambition’ in outstanding Ofsted grading | Suffolk News

Link to a piece in the Beccles and Bungay

Inside new Bungay SEND school | Beccles and Bungay Journal

Link to an interview with ITV News Anglia

Inside Suffolk's new special school as county tries to reform education for children with SEN | ITV News Anglia