We continue to make attendance and punctuality a priority at Caldew School. The school fully recognises the link between good attendance and punctuality and good attainment. We can only achieve this with your continued support. We look forward to working with you in the future to help to give your child every chance to be successful and gain good qualifications that will give them a brighter future.

Rewards will be given to students who have excellent attendance and those who have significantly improved attendance. Each term, we will be rewarding the best Form attendance within each year with an award breakfast, where students will enjoy a banquet of breakfast goodies.

Did you know?…

If a child is absent just one day a week, over the course of their secondary school career they will miss one whole year of schooling.

When your child is absent;

  • Call the school as early as possible on the first day and every day of absence
  • Provide a note on the day your child returns to school, explaining the reason for absence

Medical appointments

Medical appointments should be arranged outside of the school day. However, where this is not possible your child does not need to miss a whole day from school for an appointment.

  • Send them to school with a copy of their appointment letter. This will allow us to sign them out in time for them to reach their appointment.

Please note that term time holidays should only be taken in special circumstances and all medical appointments should be supported with a parental letter and appropriate appointment card.

If you require support with your child’s attendance or would like to discuss a holiday request, please contact me at Caldew School.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our parents for their support in ensuring that their children attend regularly and punctually on a daily basis.

Mrs K Wallace (Attendance Officer)

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

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

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

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