Year 9 Options Evening

Welcome to Caldew School Year 9 Options/Parents Evening.

We hope that we can give you a flavour of Caldew School’s Key Stage 4 offer. Please watch our introductory welcome and explanation of the options process from Deputy Headteacher, Mrs C Atkinson, as well as some informative clips from Subject Leaders on the option subjects students might wish to take.

The subject talks are designed to give you an outline of the courses, how they are assessed and some of the differences you might find in the move up from Year 9 to Year 10.

Please make your parents’ video call appointments using our School Cloud Service. Appointments can be made with your child’s teachers to discuss their progress so far this year. Appointments start at 4.30pm and finish at 7.00pm.

If having watched the presentations from subjects you still have questions that you’d like to discuss with our staff, you can make a video call appointment with these subjects.

Book an Appointment Here

Appointments must be booked in advance in order to schedule the video calls for the virtual parents/options evening.

A guide to this service is included here:

Parent’s Guide To Booking Appointments

Appointments must be booked before 12pm on Thursday 24th February in order to schedule the video calls for the parents’ evening.

If you do not have a suitable device to use to access the parents’ evening, then please let us know so we can plan alternative arrangements.


Mrs C Atkinson (Deputy Headteacher Caldew)

Animal Care

Art and Design

Business Studies

Child Development

Computer Science

Design and Technology/Food Preparation & Nutrition


Health and Social Care

ICT - Creative iMedia

Media Studies



Physical Education/Sports Science

Religion,Philosophy and Ethics

Advice from Hello Future





If you have any enquiries please contact the head of year 9 @ or the office @  



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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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