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The Year 6 Open Evening for students looking to join the school in September 2019 takes place on Thursday 27 September 2018 from 6.30pm. Come along and chat to our fantastic students, our staff and the Headteacher.
A prospectus will automatically be sent out to all of our catchment schools in early September. If your child is not in a catchment school please call the school office on (01228) 710044 and we will post a copy out to you.
Caldew School Dalston, Carlisle.
12th June 2018
Photograph Jonathan Becker
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Seven of our students alongside ex-student Sam recently completed a sponsored swim with other young swimmers from across Carlisle. They raised a staggering £4,000 for Eden Valley Hospice – we are very proud of you all and well done Sam for organising.
Carlisle Music and Drama Festival
Well done to all the students who took part in the Carlisle Music and Drama Festival last week. We are all very proud of you! The students represented the school so well and are a great credit to us all. This success would not be possible without the dedication of staff so thank you to Mrs Cooper, Ms Brownlee, Mrs Openshaw and Miss Howie for all their hard work and support for our students.
A huge congratulations to all 34 musicians who took part in this year’s festival. A highlight of the week was the Caldew School Choir, who won their class. The choir are:
Ellie, Harley, Emma, Isla, Eleanor, Sophie, Erin, Bella, Meredith, William, Sadie, Ingrid, Anastasia, Eve, Katie, Daisy, Charlotte, Izzy, Kerrianne, Imogen, Caroline, Emma, Paige and Oriana.
A big well done to Emily who performed her first solo (flute) and achieved a ‘highly commended’. Congratulations to Olivia who came 2nd in her class (clarinet) and to William (photo below) who came 1st in both Pianoforte Open Class and Pianoforte 15-18 Class. The woodwind instrumental ensemble came 2nd and also deserve a huge well done.
Congratulations and thanks to all 21 students who performed so well in the Drama classes. A special mention goes to Emma and Jack for coming 2nd in their class and Ellie and Nathan (photo below) for coming 1st in their class. Also a big congratulations to Oriana , Mark , Harrison and Isla who came 2nd in the Spoken Word Challenge!
Following the uniform review over the past few months, letters have been posted home to parents/carers to let them know the changes that have been agreed by Governors and will be introduced in September 2018. These changes will be for the current Years 7, 8 and 9 and students currently in Year 6 who will be joining us in September. Please click here for further details.
View our updated 6th Form prospectus here. Option forms are on the 6th Form page.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
A huge congratulations to all the DofE Bronze Award achievers. This week Lisa Hignett, who co-ordinates the Duke of Edinburgh Award for Cumbria County Council, visited us in school to present the awards to the 45 students who have completed the award and will now move on to the Silver. A special thank you to Mr Sharpe and Mr Thomas for their continued commitment to this fantastic extra-curricular activity. Each student that received their Bronze Award participated in three months volunteering, three months physical activity and three months skills activity as well as a 2 day/1 night expedition.
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Read our Pupil Premium Page to see how we used the Pupil Premium Grant last year and how we plan to use it again to further raise the achievement of our students in 2017/18.
Year 7 Catch Up
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