Welcome to The Castle Rock School

We set high standards and have high expectations. We believe this is the key to the excellent achievements of our students. Our culture of success is founded on hard work, outstanding care, guidance and support and inspiring teaching.

Message from the Principals
Sixth Form Applications Open

Castle Rock Sixth Form offers an inspiring and comprehensive curriculum. Find out more in our prospectus.

Sixth Form Prospectus
Lionheart teach

As part of the Lionheart Educational Trust, our group of schools offer a school-direct teacher training programme for anyone wishing to train as a teacher. Applications for 2023 entry will open during autumn 2022.

Hire our facilities

As a school of Lionheart Venues, we are part of a group of contemporary multi-use facilities available for hire throughout Leicestershire. The Lionheart Educational Trust schools have successfully hosted many memorable occasions, events and activities over the years.

Facilities & Venues

Our Aims

Making a decision about where to send your child to school can be a tricky one, but we believe that The Castle Rock School offers the very best opportunities from Year 7 – 13 and onwards for further training or employment. An inclusive school where students can be the best they can be: where they can develop as successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens. 




We are delighted to welcome prospective students and their parents/carers to The Castle Rock School, and we look forward to establishing strong and positive relationships with you.

We are passionate about learning. We match our clear focus on academic excellence with a strong commitment to personal, social and emotional development. 

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Latest News
Caterpillar (UK) Work Experience

November 28, 2023

On Wednesday, 22nd November, we kicked it off with a Work Experience Workshop for our Year 9 students. On the launch day, students took part in project-based tasks, presentations, and an assembly exploring potential career paths, giving them a firsthand look into the world of work.  We can't wait to see our Year 9 students in action during the next stage of this collaboration on their Work Experience Discovery Days at Caterpillar (UK). The first group heads to Desford on Tuesday, 5th December, a…

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Castle Rock among the first to receive important safety session

October 30, 2023

Before half-term, Breck Foundation – a charity who promote the importance of staying safe on the internet – were welcomed into the school to raise awareness about online grooming. Breck Foundation were established nine years ago in response to the tragic grooming story of 14-year-old Breck Bednar, who was murdered after meeting up with a stranger he had been speaking to online. They shared Breck’s story with students in Year 8 and 9 and explained the risks associated with speaking to unknown str…

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October 23, 2023

PE, and specifically dancing, was Carrie’s life when she was younger. She danced before starting school and then went on to study Dance at both GCSE and A-Level; it was her passion and was something she was keen to turn into a career when she left. “Dance and PE were definitely my favourite subjects at school,” Carrie explains, “they taught me about inclusivity and diversity because anybody can take part regardless of their background. It also helped me with my confidence.” Upon completing her A…

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Year 11 Geography Students Investigate the River Dove's Transformation

September 19, 2023

The Bradshaw Model suggests that as a river progresses towards its confluence with the River Trent near Burton, it should exhibit characteristics such as increased width, depth, and swifter flow, while concurrently transporting smaller and smoother materials. To put this theory to the test, we conducted fieldwork at two distinct locations: Beresford Dale (closer to the river's source in the upper course) and Dovedale (further downstream in the middle course).  Students calculated the discharge o…

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Former Castle Rock Sixth Form Student, Ryan Eales, Shines in London's West End

July 23, 2023

Ryan's journey began at The Castle Rock Sixth Form, where he nurtured his passion for the arts, particularly Technical Theatre. After completing his education, Ryan continued to pursue his dreams at the renowned Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His time at Castle Rock Sixth Form and the support he received played a crucial role in shaping his career choices and preparing him for the challenges of the industry.  As a testament to his commitment to giving back to the community, Ryan is eager to…

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