Parking at the End of the School Day

Parking and access to the school is a continuing challenge. The road at the front of school gets very busy at the end of the school day and the safety of our students is obviously our priority. To that end I would like to remind you that:

  • Students should not be picked up or dropped off in the Visitors Car Park (next to Reception).
  • No cars should be parked in the bus bays along the front of school at the end of the school day.
  • Cars should not stop or park on the footpath opposite the school. As well as being potentially dangerous, it increases the volume of traffic.
  • Parents/carers should never park in the roadway leading to Nestlé. This is a private road and is extremely busy with lorries constantly needing access to the site.
  • Parents/carers should not park in St Michael’s car park.
  • Parents/carers picking up students from the Sports Hall Car Park need to park in a designated space either by 3:00pm or wait until the buses have departed at 3:20pm. We do stop cars from leaving the Sports Hall Car Park until all the buses have left. To ensure students’ safety no cars should be moving through the car park when students are walking through it to reach their buses.
  • If parking is not available at school there is a car park a short walk away in Dalston village.

Students have been informed in assemblies that they should not cross the road at the front of school between the buses and must walk towards the village and cross the road at St Michael’s.

PE Department Policy for Non-Participants

From September 2016 students excused from PE due to injury or illness are expected to change into full PE kit to ensure that they can be effectively integrated in all lessons. They will take on the roles of coaches and officials or focus on relevant observation and analysis tasks. We recognise that an exception may need to be made in the rare case when it is not physically possible for a student to change their clothes. However, this policy will ensure that the majority of non-participants can be actively involved and continue their progress and learning.

Exam Results

Further information about our exam results is available here.

GCSE Results

Students and staff at Caldew School are celebrating our students’ GCSE results. Vicki Jackson, Headteacher, said “We are proud of our students’ achievements in their GCSE examinations. This is especially true this year when there have been more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. The most significant changes have been in English and Mathematics and we are pleased with our results in these subjects. I want to congratulate all of our students for these results that are a testament to their dedication, resilience and hard work.”

AS/A Level Results

We are once again delighted with our students’ A level results. Overall the results have maintained our strong record at A level with improvements in many areas. We are particularly pleased that a third of students achieved at least one A*/A grade and 62% of all students achieved at least one of the top grades (A*/A/B). The overwhelming majority of Caldew’s students will be able to attend their first choice university, and will study courses including sciences, languages, engineering, computing and the arts at some of the country’s top universities.

Vicki Jackson, Headteacher, said “Our students deserve congratulating on achieving excellent results again this year. They have worked tirelessly over the last two years, leading to results that exemplify their determination to fulfil their aspirations. I feel very proud to see so many of our Year 13 students able to progress to a new chapter in their lives, whether this be at university, on an apprenticeship or in the workplace. I wish each and every one of our students well as they move on to the next stage of their careers and look forward to hearing about their continued success. I would also like to thank all the teachers at Caldew School for their hard work and commitment that has helped our students be successful.”

Year 12 AS level results also showed an improvement with an increase in both the pass rate and the number of students achieving the top grades. We look forward to welcoming students back into Year 13 in September.