About Us

Where is Castle View Enterprise Academy based?

Castle View Enterprise Academy serves the areas of Castletown, Townend, Bexhill, Hylton Castle and beyond.

The Academy is situated on Cartwright Road (just off Hylton Castle Road) and is just 2 minutes from the A19.

How will you support my child?

Each student will have a personal tutor and mentor who will be the first point of contact for parents.

A Pastoral Manager will support each year term of teachers and a Student Welfare Officer will be supporting, monitoring and tracking your child's attendance, uniform and behaviour.

How do you support parents?

We are determined to develop strong relationships will all parents and the academy has a 'New Charter' for parents and students to sign before the student joins Castle View.

This charter sets out what you can expect from Castle View and what we expect from our students and their parents.

By working together, we can provide your child with the very best education.

Application and Arrangements

Admissions Information and Criteria

To view Castle View Enterprise Academy's Admission Criteria follow the links below.

The Admissions Policy is available on our policies page.

Where can I find information on admission to Castle View Enterprise Academy?

You can find information on admission to Castle View Enterprise Academy from the City of Sunderland Council's admission arrangements for secondary schools booklet, our website and parents evenings which will take place in the autumn term, before application forms need to be returned for admission in the September of the next academic year.

How many admission places are there?

The academy has an admission number of 210.

Where there are less than 210 applications for places the academy will admit all those who apply. Where there are more applications than the admission number, places, will be allocated in accordance.

Commitment and Policies

What is your discipline policy?

We are determined that each student should achieve their personal best and so we will promote and reward positive attitudes and behaviour.

We will endeavour to teach good behaviour and respect for ourselves and for others and recognise the need for high quality support and guidance.

What will the uniform entail?

A school uniform helps to create a sense of identity and promotes equality. Our uniform will reflect the world of work and business: an academy blazer, shirt and tie, academy trousers or skirt and black shoes, but definitely no trainers.

We will also have an academy uniform for PE (Physical Education).

For more information about the Academy uniform or to purchase additional items of uniform, please contact the Academy office on 0191 594 6330

When are the holidays in the school term?

The top priority at Castle View is learning and if students miss lessons they are at a significant disadvantage in terms of their educational performance.

Therefore the Academy's Student Welfare Officers will record and monitor any absence.

We can't stress how important it is for your child to attend school and for this reason, we respectfully ask parents not to book holidays during school term time.

If you have any queries about term time and school holidays, please call the Academy office on 0191 594 6330 or email us at mailto:[email protected]

Equality and concerns

I have a complaint, what can I do about it?

At Castle View Enterprise Academy we aim to bring you high quality teaching and learning coupled with value in all we do.

If you have any concerns please contact the appropriate member of staff - you can find staff details and responsibilities in the handbook for parents.

Alternatively, you can contact the Academy on 0191 594 6330 or email us at [email protected]

What are your charging policies?

Castle View Enterprise Academy is free and non-selective.

The Governing Body has developed a charging policy for academy activities in line with local and national requirements.

This policy is available for parents and explains which activities are subject to a charge.

For more information please contact the Academy office on 0191 594 6330

What are your views on free school meals and healthy eating?

We urge all parents who are eligible for free school meals to contact Student Services at the Academy.

The Academy is committed to providing a healthy and well balanced menu for your child and we offer a range of healthy food for all tastes and pride ourselves on the excellent standard of our catering.

What will my child be taught in Religious Education?

Castle View Enterprise Academy is not a faith school and all faiths are welcome.

Collective acts of worship and Religious Education will follow the national guidelines. Religious Education lessons will involve an in depth study of major world religions and moral issues.

You have the right to withdraw your child from Religious Education and collective worship if you wish and we will make alternative arrangements.

For more information please contact the Academy on 0191 594 6330 or email us at [email protected]

How do you handle sex education?

The Academy will follow the guidance issued by the secretary of state on sex and relationships to ensure that we give students appropriate teaching and guidance.

Sex and Relationships Education forms part of the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and is a core subject. Other aspects of the subject are taught in Science and may be covered in Religious Education.

Parents have the right, under the Education Act, to withdraw students from all or part of this programme if they wish. Our full policy is available from the academy office.

Please contact us on 0191 594 6330 or via email at [email protected]

Are you DDA compliant?

The Academy building and facilities are DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant with specific emphasis on accessibility for all.

For more information on facilities and accessibility at Castle View please contact us on 0191 594 6330 or by email at [email protected]

Do you welcome students with special educational needs?

We are an inclusive academy and we welcome students with special educational needs.

Contact Us

Academy Opening Times

For community and school use the Academy is open from 6am to 10pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The school day at Castle View Enterprise Academy runs from 8:50am to 2:35pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:50am to 1:40pm on Friday.

Can I contact you over the phone?


Please call us on 0191 594 6330 any time between 9am-4.30pm, we do sometimes experience a high volume of calls, as such please be patient if you can not get through straight away.

What email address should I used to contact you?

The email address you need to contact us is [email protected]

Please ensure when you send an email that it is addressed to the appropriate staff member or department you would like it passed to.

Also remember to include contact information so we can get back in touch.

What is your postal address?

Our postal address is;

Castle View Enterprise Academy, Cartwright Road, Sunderland SR5 3DX.

School Holidays

Please refer to the document below for our term dates:

Times of the Academy Day

08.50am - 9.50am Registration / Period 1
9.50am - 10.40am Period 2
10.40am - 11.30am Period 3
11.30am - 11.55am Period 4, Lunch 1
11.55am - 12.20pm Period 4, Lunch 2
12.20pm - 12.45pm Period 4, Lunch 3
12.45pm - 1.10pm Period 5, Lunch 1
1.10pm - 1.35pm Period 5, Lunch 2
1.35pm - 2.35pm Period 6

N.B. There is no period 6 on a Friday of each week

Snow Procedures

Business Continuity Plan


The SEND Information Report can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

The Academy is fully inclusive and accessible.  Please see Admissions policy.  Accessibility Plan available on request from the main office.

Paper Copies

If, as a parent or carer of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Annual Permission Slip

Please click below to view the annual permission slip for Educational and Extra-Curricular visits.

CVEA Smartphone App

My Ed is a free parent App that gives you a multitude of communication and information features to stay in touch with what is going on at school. The app gives you direct access to your child's attendance, absence records, and much, much more. You will also see that we update and change the information in the app as the school year moves along. The My Ed app is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices and can be found using the links below: Step 1 - Go to your App Store Step 2 - Search for My Ed Step 3 - Download the free App Or, you can click on these links to go directly to your App Store: Apple iOS App Store or Google Android App

Once you have installed and opened My Ed, search for Castle View Enterprise Academy and follow the simple instructions to identify yourself. Your email address and mobile number need to match with what we hold in school and will link automatically to your child but usually takes 24 hours for this to happen.

Registering with +Pay is very easy!

To access +Pay, within MyEd App, click on ‘My Students’ tab > Payments icon and follow the instructions to successfully connect to your child(ren).

Please note: if you already have an account with ParentMail you will automatically connect without the need to register.

For more information and instruction on how to use the App, please refer to the following guide: 

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.