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 @  



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

The support for pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is matched to their specific requirements. Consequently, these pupils typically make good progress and move on to next steps in education and employment.

Ofsted 2018

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

Ofsted 2018

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

Ofsted 2018

Students’ outcomes are good. A significant proportion of students typically attain the highest grades, including at A* to B, at A Level.

Ofsted 2018