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Welcome from the Principal


With considerable pride as Principal, I would like to introduce Caister Academy. We are a successful school with strong links to our community. We have high aspirations for our children, and we believe the best way to safeguard young people through their lives is to remove barriers which stop them achieving their best. Our vision is for students to gain excellent outcomes to go on to live successful, happy futures. 

"Children are living messages we send to a time we will not see." 

Neil Postman

With this quote in mind, to enable our young people to fulfil this brief as educated, self-assured mentally healthy and kind individuals, we offer a rigorous, traditional curriculum, supplemented by a broad choice from the arts, technology, and sport, all personalised to the strengths of individual students. 

Students learn about life through a personal development programme which matches their age-appropriate needs, and teaches them not just to demonstrate excellent behaviors, but to know ‘the why’ behind them.  We place importance on our four core values: Ambition, Opportunity, Character and Community and feel that when these are mastered, there are no limits to the success of our children.  

Our values mirror those of our sponsors, the Creative Education Trust.  Their governance provides us with access to local and national networks of support and collaboration opportunities, whilst allowing us to retain the autonomy to make decisions that are best for our community.  Furthermore, the central services and guidance that the Trust provides allow us to remain focused on what is most important; the education of our students. 

At Caister, we passionately believe in the potential of every individual.  We place the safety, success and fulfilment of our young people at the centre of all we do.  I welcome you to join our community and entrust us with the education and aspirations of your child. 

Helen Seath

Caister Ethos:


All Caister students have the potential to achieve outstanding academic success.  Our mantra of ‘every student every subject’ means that we expect excellence in all curriculum areas and set the highest standards for every student, regardless of their year group and whether they are aiming for a Grade 5 or a Grade 9.


All Caister students have the potential to excel outside of their core lessons.  Our enrichment programme, compiled through an extensive range of after school clubs, activities and trips, gives students the opportunity to explore a range of experiences, find something that they love, and pursue it.


All Caister students not only leave school with qualifications and experiences, but with the skills to lead happy, fulfilling lives.  Our teaching fosters independence, resilience and commitment; ensuring students are equipped to overcome whatever future challenges they may face.  Our curriculum provides opportunities for leadership, teamwork and self-reflection; encouraging students to work with others and to always strive for personal improvement. 


All Caister students are proud of their school and where they come from.  They have a sense of service to the community and a sense of place with a world view.  Students leave us wanting to contribute positively to society, and we look forward to our former charges returning one day to give back to the community that helped shape them as young adults.