Business & Enterprise


At Castle View Enterprise Academy, we aim to deliver high-quality innovative learning experiences for all of our students.  Students are encouraged to develop enterprise and employability skills during lessons and through extra-curricular and enrichment activities and opportunities.

By developing key enterprise and employability skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and leadership, students will be much better prepared for the constantly changing world of work.

We work closely with local businesses and community organisations to deliver key business and enterprise messages.  We invite business people into the Academy to work with students on a weekly basis and students participate in a range of work related learning activities linked to subject areas.

Examples of our enterprise provision

Business Breakfasts

Each week two local business people are invited into the Academy to speak to students about their career pathway.  The sessions are open to all year groups and cover a wide range of career areas including midwifery, computer programming, game design, animal care and veterinary science, hair and beauty, fitness, accountancy, law and graphic design. 



Gap Medic

Newcaslte University Medicine & Dentistry

Newcastle University Student Life

Newcastle University STEM


Newcastle College Art & Design

Character Education 

All students in Key Stage 3 work towards achieving the Apprentice Level of the PiXL Edge character education programme.  The PiXL Edge is a framework for students to develop those personal attributes essential for employability and life.

The scheme focuses on five key attributes:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Initiative
  • Resilience
  • Communication 

Students complete two approved activities to demonstrate each key attribute.  These activities are integrated into subject areas and extra-curricular provision.  Students develop an online profile (during Lifeskills lessons) to record and reflect upon their progress with each attribute.

The completion of each of these levels leads to a recognised qualification from NCFE.

PiXL The Edge - Character Education Launch Assembly

If you would like to find out more about supporting any of our enterprise programmes please contact:

  • Mrs E McDermott (Assistant Vice Principal)