Our bright, modern building located in green surroundings, makes it a great environment for learning and both the staff and the students find it a comfortable and welcoming place to be. The school boasts fabulous facilities including dedicated specialist classrooms, Main Hall with theatre seating, 3G astro pitch, Sports Hall, Dance Studio, Library, Drama Studio, Amphitheatre, Conference Suites, outside courts and extensive pitches.
We have a keen focus at Causeway School on the progress students make in all lessons. We believe instilling confidence in children allows them to meet and go beyond initial expectations placed upon them. Progress is continually reviewed and we regularly reward achievements. We actively encourage parental involvement in all aspects of school life, recognising that it is the on-going support and involvement of parents which is the essential ingredient in a student’s success.
By providing a rich curriculum and many extra curricular activities, we encourage students to be articulate, literate, numerate and knowledgeable. We want students to enjoy every day and ignite a passion for life long learning. We instil independence, courtesy and compassion ready for their lives after school. Our curriculum is flexible, responding to national change and the context of our local community.
Homework is an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of work undertaken in the classroom and deepen knowledge in a wide range of subjects. In partnership with parents and carers we want to develop our students’ ability to work independently as we believe this is key to academic success. Facilities are available to support students with homework. These include the library homework club before and after school and at lunchtime, as well as homework and catch up sessions in a wide range of subjects after school. We encourage reading for pleasure which is essential to a child’s academic success and support and encouragement at home from parents and carers is key.
We communicate with parents and carers regularly through reports, a fortnightly newsletter, the organisation of a number of information and consultation evenings and regularly update the website with key information. However, please feel free to contact the school at any time regarding any concerns you may have.
Students are able to learn most effectively when they are happy and feel secure which is something we pride ourselves in at Causeway School. We have highly skilled and dedicated mentors and pastoral staff organised into year teams, with Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year for each age group. Tutors are an essential bridge between school and home life and as such are the first point of contact for parents and carers.
Our house system provides opportunities for students to mix with other friends and year groups. Through it we drive exciting competitions, celebration and rewards which further support their sense of belonging at Causeway School.
The Key is our inclusion facility comprising of three areas; Enhance, Enrich and Excel. Each of these areas provide personalised support for students at any point in their school career to unlock and maximise their potential. The Key supports special educational needs and stretches the academically more able, providing a haven where students can thrive. It is a central part of the Causeway School community for both students and their families and it offers a wide range of wave one, two and three interventions that include literacy, numeracy, social, emotional and mental health wellbeing. There is extensive support available during the transition period into the Causeway School.