Caldew School, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 7NN
01228 710044

Headteacher: Ms Vicki Jackson
Chair of Governors: Mrs Jennie Wilkinson MBE, JP
SENCo: Mrs Fiona Cruickshank-Hunter

Options on our Telephone System

We have a menu/options procedure on our telephone system. This is to enable us to handle your calls more efficiently. In order to help you make the correct choice when contacting us, please see the options below:

  • Option 3 for Attendance (to report an absence, medical appointment or speak to the Attendance Officer)
  • Option 4 for Student Reception
  • Option 6 for the Business Manager
  • or hold to speak to one of our receptionists at Main Reception. 

Attendance at Caldew School

If your child needs to be absent from school for any reason, please contact us before 9.30am on each day of absence on 01228 710044 (option 3) or send a text message to 07860 055816 (this mobile number is for texts only – please don’t try and call it).

If you do not inform the school when your child is absent, we will call or send you a text to inform you of their absence. Any absence that goes unreported will be unauthorised. It is of vital importance that you contact us in the event of each absence – this is to ensure that your child’s whereabouts are known and that they are safe.

Please see the Staff List for details of staff email addresses.

Students’ outcomes are good. A significant proportion of students typically attain the highest grades, including at A* to B, at A Level.

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

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

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

Ofsted 2018

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

Ofsted 2018