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, Wednesday 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 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.

Monday

  • Orchestra (MR2) - Ms Brownlee
  • Book Club (Library) Mrs Bell
  • Year 10 fitness Club Mr Butler (12.30-12.55)

Tuesday

  • Orchestra (MR2) - Ms Brownlee
  • Stars (Performing Arts) Mrs Openshaw All welcome (starting in November)
  • Geography debate Club (G12) Miss Morfett-Murdock
  • Year 10 fitness Club Mr Butler (12.30-12.55)

Wednesday

  • Northern Inter Schools Christian Union (NISCU) (D16) - Ruth Evans
  • Choir (MR2) Ms Brownlee
  • FilmClub - all welcome Mrs Openshaw (starts November)
  • Year 10 fitness Club Mr Butler (12.30-12.55)

Thursday

  • (KS4) Spotlight (Performing Arts / rehearsal) - Mrs Openshaw (starts November)
  • Choir (MR2) Ms Brownlee
  • Year 10 fitness Club Mr Butler (12.30-12.55)

Friday

  • Gymnastics (Gym) Miss Nicholson
  • Badminton (Sports Hall - only when Sports Hall is back in use) Mr Butler
  • Photography Club (IT1) Mr Beedie
  • Problem Solving (Y7) Mr Thomas

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.

There is a Games Night bus for those students wishing to take part in Games Night after school. The bus stops at several places in Carlisle. Please speak to a member of PE staff for a letter containing information on the bus.

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.

GCSE Art Club is available after school but can vary days so please check with Mrs Rhodes before attending.

 

Tuesday

  • Rock Club - Mr Murgatroyd 3:30 - 4:30
  • Games Night-All years: Football (Mr Bulman/Mr Butler) Rugby (Mr Burns) Hockey - Miss Atkinson (3:20 - 4:20)

Wednesday

  • Y11 (11x1, 11Y1) Chemistry Revision Mrs Hill B11

  • Maths GCSE revision Mr Tucker G6 (from 26th Sept)

Thursday

  • Netball-all years (3.20-4.20) Miss Nicholson

  • Cast/Orchestra Rehearsals Ms Brownlee

 

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

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