Information For Year 6 Students


2 July  - Many Year 6 students have already completed the quiz at the end of the Transfer to Caldew Year 6 Workbook. Well done to these students who have achieved their first achievement point. If you haven’t sent in your quiz yet, please send it to Mr Garbett using this email address: Well done to Mr Callow’s form, who has had the highest number of entries so far. Have a look at the table below to see how your form group is doing!


Quiz answers received 

  • Miss Mcvey : 20%
  • Mr Callow : 40%
  • Miss Gillies : 
  • Miss Waite :
  • Miss Armstrong : 20%
  • Mr Brown : 20%
  • Mr Glover :


Use this link to view our Transfer to Caldew Year 6 Workbook which gives you information about Year 7 at Caldew. You can complete this workbook at home.


Use this link to view details of Caldew’s Year 6 Art Project.


Use this link to view details about Caldew’s library and the book ‘leaf’ review competition

Top 10 tips for new Year 7 students

1.    Making Friends - Smile at people, get involved, join clubs - remember, everyone feels the same.

2.    Map of the School - Keep the map handy that you will receive, it will come in useful.

3.    Getting Lost - Older students are always helpful and friendly and will show you where to go.

4.    Being Late - Leave yourself plenty of time to get to school in the morning, and in-between lessons.

5.    Practice your journey to School - If you practice your bus route beforehand, you will know exactly how long it takes.

6.    Phones - The school does allow mobile phones but they must be switched off and stored in your bag during lessons. Caldew School    doesn’t accept any responsibility for phones brought into school.

7.    Homework - Be organised and write down any homework that is set in your planner in detail, so when you get home, you know exactly what you have to do and when it is due to be handed in.

8.    Get plenty of sleep - School is tiring, you will be exhausted if you have not had a good night's sleep.

9.    Don't worry - Don't stress about the little things, they are never as bad as they seem.

10.  Have fun - Making new friends and facing new challenges is all part of the experience of Secondary School. So, enjoy it!


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

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018

The support for pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is matched to their specific requirements. Consequently, these pupils typically make good progress and move on to next steps in education and employment.

Ofsted 2018

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

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018