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Marlpool Junior School

Welcome to Castleton Class





Our Teacher is Mrs Bishop.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Bonser.

We are named after the beautiful village of Castleton…

‘Lying in the lee of mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the 'Shivering Mountain', Castleton is one of the most beautifully-situated villages in the Peak District. Whether you approach through the dramatic limestone gorge of Winnats Pass or from the Hope Valley, you'll appreciate the fabulous views created by its location on the cusp of the Peak District's breathtaking limestone and gritstone landscapes.

Whatever the weather, Castleton has something to offer visitors of all ages at any time of year. If it's fine and you're feeling fit, climb the steep steps up to the atmospheric Norman ruins of Peveril Castle, completed in 1086 for William Peverel, a favoured knight of William the Conqueror. Castleton is the only place in the world where the semi-precious stone Blue John, unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire, can be found.’


Helping our children LEARN & THRIVE 

We have 3 wonderful Teaching Assistants in Upper School, who lead some fantastic groups and interventions across all three classes to help our children with their learning as well as their personal growth and well-being too.

Mrs Jeffries is amazing at maths and a whizz at helping us infer in our reading! The discussions with her Inference and Multi-Modal groups are always interesting. 

Mr Gibson is super sporty and has lots of ideas for energetic activities that can help us keep fit! His THRIVE 'doing' groups are always exhausted! 

Mrs Bonser is really artistic and leads some great creative THRIVE activities for our 'being' groups! Their projects make our library look very bright and colourful!