About Us

Be The Best You Can Be

The Castle Rock School is a mixed gender academy for students aged between eleven and eighteen years of age. It serves an extensive area which includes the eastern and northern parts of Coalville together with the expanding village of Whitwick and other adjacent housing areas.

The origins of the school date back to 1958, when Castle Rock High School opened on the plot of land that is now occupied by our neighbours, the Forest Way School.

The original Castle Rock school building.

Many decades later, the building was deemed no longer fit for purpose and a new school was commissioned and built on the current Meadow Lane site by the Local Authority. The new school building opened with a fanfare in April 2006, featuring state-of-the-art facilities rich in technology with a fantastic library, sports hall, modern ICT suites and classrooms. It also incorporated a number of environmentally friendly elements such as the harvesting of rainwater for later use in flushing of toilets, and energy-efficient construction and maintenance techniques.

The new main building of The Castle Rock School, opened in 2006.

The school converted to Academy status in 2012.

In November 2017, Castle Rock became lead school of The Apollo Partnership Trust, a multi-academy trust formed by Castle Rock, Newbridge High School and Broom Leys Primary School. Strong ties were already in place between the three local schools and we continue to build upon this relationship. In March 2020, the adjacent King Edward VII College formally joined the Trust with plans to merge with Castle Rock High School. The new school was to be known as The Castle Rock School, opening formally under it’s new name from the beginning of Autumn Term 2020.

You can be confident that The Castle Rock School is a successful school in which your child can achieve and truly be… the best they can be!