Information for current Year 5 students

It is always a pleasure to welcome new students to our school each September. The first step along that journey involves finding out about us and what we have to offer your child.

In the current climate we unfortunately have not been able to have visitors in our school. We are hopeful that our in-person Open Evening will take place on Thursday 23 September from 6pm where we hope that you can come along and meet our students, teaching staff and view our facilities.

In the mean time we hope you find the information below useful.

Special Educational Needs - An Inclusive Approach

At Caldew, we believe firmly that to be truly inclusive, all SEND students should fully integrated into school life and fully involved in mainstream lessons, activities, social times and extra-curricular activities.

For further information on our SEN provision please click here

If you would like further information on our provision for students with Special Educational Needs, please contact our SENCO, Mrs Fiona Cruickshank-Hunter, or our SEN Administrator at sen@caldew.cumbria.sch.uk or 01228 710044.



Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Students benefit from an education which enables them to move on to further success when they leave.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018