Year 6 Open Evening

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


Our annual Open Evening for Year 6 students takes place on Thursday 22nd September from 6.00pm and we would be delighted if you and your child could join us on this evening. You will have the opportunity to look around the school, to hear about us, as well as meet our students and teaching staff. If will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have.


Caldew School caters for approximately 1000 students aged 11-18 years and we offer a wide range of courses to match students’ diverse strengths and interests. We encourage our students to “Aspire – Believe – Achieve” by teaching them to aim high, to show dedication to their studies and achieve their personal best in all they do. Academic success is important and we place a high premium on equipping our students with the qualifications and skills they will need for their future working lives.  As well as the core academic life of the school, students are also given every opportunity to grow as individuals. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are on offer, including sport, music, drama, trips, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, community and charity work, these play a very important part in the culture of our school.


We are proud of our strong track record of good exam results at both GCSE and A Level. Students were rightly proud of their GCSE results this summer, following on from pre-pandemic exam series where our attainment was above average for both national and local schools and the progress made was the highest across the city. The proportion of students achieving grade 4 and above in Maths, English and Science, as well as the EBacc, remains in line with national results. At A Level, our results are consistently good and our students successfully move on to university, higher-level apprenticeships or jobs with training.


However, we are not complacent and we will continue to work hard with parents and carers, students and the local community to improve outcomes for all our students. We have high aspirations for all our students: we encourage them to believe in themselves to fulfil their potential.


Although outcomes are important we believe that education should do more than this. It should help young people develop as happy individuals, acquiring the skills, opinions, confidence and resilience necessary to prepare them for their futures.  We are committed to ensuring that our curriculum stays broad and balanced and that we continue to offer the full range of subjects including the Arts and languages along with our extra-curricular programme.


We look forward to welcoming you at our Open Evening.

Please call us on (01228) 710044 to book your place.

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 or 01228 710044.

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have made significant progress in improving the school since the previous inspection. They have focused on creating a broad and ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted 2022

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022

Pupils including students in the sixth form, are proud to attend Caldew School. They feel well supported, happy and safe in this welcoming community. There are high level of trust and respect between pupils, students and staff.

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

Ofsted 2022