The aim of the school is to make joining it as easy as possible. This is achieved through a carefully planned induction programme which aims to secure a smooth transition from Year 6 into 7. The school recognises that the step from a small primary school to secondary school is a huge one, and it wants students and their families to feel supported as they make the transition.

In the early part of the autumn term the parents of students in Year 5 and 6 are welcome to visit the school. We have an Open Evening where parents and future students can experience the curriculum through fun activities and taste what it would be like to be a Castle View student. The Principal will address parents during the Open Evening and members of staff, students and parents will be available to answer questions and discuss school life throughout the evening. If you would like to see the school in action, talk to senior staff and take a tour of the buildings and grounds please book a visit at your convenience as every day is open day.

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The links between primary schools and Castle View are excellent and primary-secondary transition is at the heart of these relationships. During the summer term the Pastoral Leader of the incoming Year 7 will visit students at their primary school and Year 6 students will visit Castle View for a ‘Transition Day’.  New students will have the chance to meet their form tutors and they will experience a typical school day. To follow this, an induction programme takes place in the first few weeks of the autumn term.

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Formal admission procedures are operated through Portsmouth City Council. For more information or to apply for a place at Castle View Academy please visit

Details on the school’s policy on admission can be found here.

In Year Admissions

In year admissions are also operated by Portsmouth City Council. Information on in year applications  and the form can be found at

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