Ofsted Reports

  • Senior leaders, including governors, have demonstrated the capacity to improve the standard of education provided by the school.
  • Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and preparethem for their next steps in education or employment effectively
  • Leaders’ actions have led to routinely good teaching and learning in a number of subjects, including English, art and drama.
  • The sixth form provides a good standard of education. Consequently, most students attain strong outcomes and move on to suitable next steps in education and employment

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

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

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

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

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