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Castleford Academy

About our school experience


Candidates will experience a range of activities and lessons including the following: observing lessons, supporting pupils in lessons, creating displays, shadowing a member of support staff to see a range of groups, meeting key staff (e.g. heads of subject, heads of year).
For longer experiences candidates will have the chance to work with small groups and teach aspects of a lesson e.g. starter tasks.

Start and finish times
8.30 to 3.00 - Flexible

We are able to alter start and finish times based on individual needs.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Appropriate footwear and natural hair colours

Teacher training

We are the lead school for the Five Towns ITT Partnership offering primary and secondary places. We work with Leeds Beckett (primary and 11-16 secondary places) and the University of Huddersfield for 11-18 training places in a range of subjects.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Any form of photo id on the day.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 4JQ
Map showing Castleford Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

We have two on-site car parks. Please use the Ferrybridge Road entrance.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 4JQ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish