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23rd July 18


A message from the headteacher - Mr. P. Whaling


Thank you very much for visiting our website. Here you will find lots of information about our school. Please use the tabs across the top which will open up menus down the side of the page. If you cannot find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact the school office where they will be glad to help.

We are developing:

"The Casterton Way" which is "Believing, Achieving and Being Happy".

We want every child to be happy at school and in the community. We know that all children can achieve their best when they are happy. That includes helping them to believe in themselves and understand that they can aim high!

If you would like to know more about us please arrange a time to come and visit us. We do not hold open days because we would like you to see a normal school day and soak up the lovely atmosphere that our visitors always comment upon.

I look forward to welcoming you!

Mr. P. Whaling - Headteacher


GDPR : Adobe Acrobat file (41.6k)


The law is changing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018.  It will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data.  Schools have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.

Please take the opportunity to watch the short video clip below.

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.

What does GDPR mean for schools?

A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.

GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:

  • Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.
  • Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.
  • Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
  • It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours

The documents below contain all of the relevant GDPR information for parents/carers.


Posted: 6th Mar 2018 Important Letter 6th March 2018 : Adobe Acrobat file (235.5k)

Primary Sports School of the Year


Everybody here at Casterton Primary are delighted to announce that we have been crowned Burnley’s  Primary sports school for the borough during the towns prestigious sports awards. The school will now go onto the county finals to represent the town. We would like to thank all the parents for their continued support of the children in allowing their attendance and helping with transport to all of our sporting events.  

Friday Library Club

For more information see after school clubs and community area.

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