The Staff and Governors of Caldew School are committed to working in partnership with the families of our students. Working together we can see them achieve the highest levels of attainment while growing into the independent individuals we all want them to be. Each and every student is an individual who is a valued member of our community and everything we do as a school is aimed at ensuring their success.

On entry to the school each student joins a form group which is part of one of our five Houses. The Form Tutor of each student stays the same throughout their time at the school, whenever possible, as a result we get to know everyone as individuals.

Every young person is allocated a Form Tutor, who meets them each day and acts as an academic mentor throughout their school career. Every form group includes young people from each year group with older students acting as positive role models for students just joining the school. Form groups belong to one of five pastoral Houses, which strive to give good support and guidance to each learner. The Houses are named after five of the Lakeland valleys giving each student a sense of belonging to a small community within the school. Whether a student joins Borrowdale, Eskdale, Langdale, Mosedale or Patterdale they will find themselves a valued member of both Houses and the school.

There is a genuine commitment that students come to value their successes and take pride in their achievements. At Caldew School every child really does matter.

Privacy Notice

Caldew School is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and your child and may also receive information about your child from their previous school. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • support your child’s teaching and learning;
  • monitor and report on his/her progress;
  • provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  • assess how well the school is doing

If you require any further information please visit the Info, advice & guidance page in the Students section or contact the school at

Privacy notice for pupils in secondary schools, special schools, alternative provision and pupil referral units.

Results of Parents’ Evening Surveys

At our most recent Parents’ Evenings, we asked parents/carers to complete a short survey. You can read the results of the Year 7 Parents’ Evening survey here, the Year 11 Parents’ Evening survey here and the Year 9 Parents’ Evening survey here.

Change of Address Form

Please use our change of address form to let us know you’ve moved and return the completed copy to the Admin Office.