Clubs & After School

Breakfast

Many of our students arrive at school by bus and we recognise that the journey here can mean they are up early – maybe not that bright eyed and bushy tailed when leaving home!

The school provides a Breakfast Club for all students in the canteen and whether they wish to have something to eat or chat in the warm they are welcomed from 8:15am onwards.


Break

  • Years 7,8 & 9 Library Club - Books for Brekkie, Tuesday break in the Library
  • Spellbinding - Thursday break in the Library

Lunchtimes

At Caldew we are always looking to provide activities for students to engage in at lunchtimes. All students are welcome to visit the Library, its computer suite as well as using the computers in the open access areas around the school.

In addition Drama, Sport, Music, Technology and other clubs run so that students can take part in activities they enjoy. They enable students to develop their interests with other students across year groups, membership is certainly not exclusive and all are welcome to join in.

For Orchestra and Choir, students should go to MR2 at 12.20pm and Mrs Cooper/Ms Brownlee will take students to lunch so that rehearsals can start at 12.35pm. For Drama clubs, please see Mrs Openshaw for an early lunch pass.

Details of GCSE and A level revision and support sessions are available on the Revision tab on the homepage. 

Monday

  • Orchestra (MR2) - Mrs Cooper
  • Girls Football (Sports Hall) - Years 7,8 & 9 only
  • Programming Club (D2) - Mr Beedie
  • Year 7 Games Club (G2) - Mrs McGuiness
  • Caldew News (IT1) - Mr Beedie

Tuesday

  • Orchestra (MR2) - Mrs Cooper
  • Young Carers (D4)
  • Youth Speaks Group (D17) - Mrs Wragg (6th Form only)
  • Stars (Performing Arts) - Mrs Openshaw (All welcome)

Wednesday

  • Northern Inter Schools Christian Union (NISCU) (D16) - Ruth Evans
  • Book Club (Library) - Mrs Bell
  • Stars (Performing Arts) -  Mrs Openshaw (All welcome)

Thursday

  • Choir (MR2)- Mrs Cooper
  • Year 7 Cricket (Sports Hall) - Mr Burns
  • Year 7 & 8 Science Club (B15) - Mr Glover
  • (KS4) Spotlight (Performing Arts) - Mrs Openshaw
  • Year 10 Homework Club (R13) - Mr Clarke

Friday

  • Choir (MR2) - Mrs Cooper
  • Badminton (Sports Hall)
  • Amnesty Group (D17) - Mrs Wragg (6th Form only)
  • Year 7 Games Club (G2) - Mrs McGuiness

After School / Extra Curricular

Caldew School offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for our students and we encourage all of them to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Alongside the regular series of planned activities students take part in competitive sporting fixtures and school productions.

All after school activities run from 3.30pm-4.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Year 12 and 13 students can use the multi-gym when it’s not in use but must attend an induction session with Mr Butler beforehand.

Details of GCSE and A level revision and support sessions are available on the Revision tab on the homepage. 

Tuesday

  • Novice Gymnastics - Mrs Etheridge (for Caldew & St Michael's students)
  • Choir (until 4.45pm) - Mrs Cooper
  • Rock Club - Mr Murgatroyd
  • 6.00pm-7.00pm - Ski Club (Carlisle Ski Slope) - Mr Brown
  • Rounders (until 4.20pm) - Mrs Nicholson

Wednesday

  • Advanced Gymnastics - Mrs Etheridge
  • Athletics (including pole vault)

Thursday

  • Badminton (Sports Hall)
  • Pole Vault

Friday

  • Kickboxing - Mr Huntbatch

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

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

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

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