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 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

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

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’ 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

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018