Library for the Sixth Form

6th Formers need a place for independent study, and the resources to support this. 

In acknowledgement of their increased information need, the Library makes the following differentiated provision:

  • Increased borrowing allowance of up to 6 items at any one time.
  • Independent study spaces available during free periods, before and after school.
  • A bank of laptops available to borrow on short loan for use in the library during the school day.
  • Laptops available to borrow and take home on medium and long term basis.
  • Subscription to specialist online information resources. For more recommendations of suitable online information, see the Resources page.
  • Advanced level book resources made available and limited to 6th Form borrowing only
  • Eating and drinking (within reason) allowed for 6th Formers during free periods, provided litter is cleared away.
  • Study skills sessions run by the Librarian for Year 12 students, and user guides e.g. on Referencing and Bibliographies provided.
  • A wide range of University prospectuses and careers information materials available for consultation.

Resource Requests

If a 6th Form student requires a resource that the library doesn't have in stock, they are entitled to request its purchase. If this is not possible, the librarian will help and advise on where and how the information can be accessed.

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

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

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

Staff have high expectations for pupils’ and students’ behaviour and learning. Pupils and students behave well in lessons and around the school site. They are polite to each other and look out for others in the school.

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