Castle Mead Academy opened in September 2019. Castle Mead is characterised by high expectations, doing the simple things well, and the belief that all children can succeed. Situated in the heart of historic Leicester, we are driven by a moral commitment to ‘grow a community of excellence’ for the benefit of all children in the city.
Castle Mead has academic excellence and high expectations at its core, with the curriculum based on the English Baccalaureate (English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language). Our extended school day provides more time for learning and opportunities to focus on specific subjects and a range of enrichment opportunities so as our scholars can excel academically, in the arts and on the sporting field.
Castle Mead is a safe and happy school. There are well thought through routines for each aspect of the school day and scholars are actively guided through the Castle Credo of Be Kind, Work Hard and Build Your Character. Therefore, scholars have a clear and consistent framework to guide their conduct and learning.
Tom is an alumnus of both Durham University and the University of Warwick, having read economics at Durham and studied for a masters in educational leadership at Warwick. Upon graduating from Durham in 2010, Tom joined the teaching profession through the Teach First programme. Despite growing up in Devon, Tom was placed in Leicester and was fortunate to begin his career as a Teacher of Mathematics. Tom’s effectiveness and impact as a teacher meant that he was appointed as a senior leader in 2014, and has led on both Achievement and Curriculum in his role as Deputy Principal. Tom was selected for the highly acclaimed Future Leaders programme, which develops potential headteachers for schools in challenging contexts. Tom joined TMET as Principal Designate in January 2019, and enjoyed two terms of planning and preparation before opening Castle Mead Academy as the founding Principal in September 2019.