Our School

  • Caldew is a good school committed to becoming an outstanding school, which places learning at its heart.
  • Caldew fosters positive attitudes to successful learning and high achievement amongst all its learners. It promotes a thriving, enthusiastic and energised learning community, in which everyone takes pride, developing outward looking young people keen to explore the wider world.
  • Caldew provides appropriate learning opportunities for all the young people in the school community, irrespective of their abilities, background, faith or interests.
  • Caldew students are respectful of others, take responsibility and develop independence. They have high levels of self esteem and ambitious aspirations, with an enterprising approach to life.
  • Caldew is an inclusive school with provision for the most able and for those with learning difficulties and disabilities. It contributes to the area facilities available for young people with more profound needs, specialising in the field of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Caldew offers a curriculum which develops the understanding, skills and knowledge of all learners, providing a sound foundation for further learning in later life. Its broad curriculum reflects the rural character of the school’s catchment area whilst responding to the full spectrum of students’ strengths, interests and needs.
  • Caldew is at the forefront of learning and teaching, continuously enhancing our practice to realise high standards of achievement within our excellent and improving facilities.  We embrace new technologies, making learning accessible to young people through media in which they feel confident and in ways and at times which extend the boundaries of learning.
  • Caldew ensures our students are equipped to play a key role in social and economic development; prepared effectively for employment; well informed through effective guidance about their personal options for the future; and recognised for their positive contributions by the local community.

Sections within Our School

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

There is a strong culture of safeguarding in place, with clear systems to record any concerns. Leaders keep safeguarding relevant to all members of the school community through regular updates, training, alerts and reminders.

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

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