Parents

The Staff and Governors of Caldew School are committed to working in partnership with the families of our students. Working together we can see them achieve the highest levels of attainment while growing into the independent individuals we all want them to be. Each and every student is an individual who is a valued member of our community and everything we do as a school is aimed at ensuring their success.

On entry to the school, students will join a form group, there are eight form groups in each year. The Form Tutor of each student stays the same throughout their time at the school, whenever possible, as a result we get to know everyone as individuals. The Form Tutor meets their students each day and acts as an academic mentor throughout their school career.

Students will also belong to one of five pastoral Houses. The Houses are named after five of the Lakeland valleys giving each student a sense of belonging to a small community within the school. Whether a student joins Borrowdale, Eskdale, Langdale, Mosedale or Patterdale they will find themselves a valued member of their Houses, year group and the school as a whole.

There is a genuine commitment that students come to value their successes and take pride in their achievements. At Caldew School every child really does matter.


Sections within Parents

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

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

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

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