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  • Caldew School
    CA5 7NN
  • Head: Mr C J McAree
  • T 01228 710044
  • F 01228 710390
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cumbria
  • Pupils: 1065
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 18th April 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 30th March 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)

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Special Education Needs

We do not have any segregated provision for pupils with special educational needs. All our SEN pupils attend mainstream lessons, supported where possible by teaching assistants, and differentiated teaching and learning materials. The system is supported by close planning between the teacher and the teaching assistant, and informed by Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Other support systems include paired reading provided by sixth form and other volunteers, weekly library sessions for poorer readers, withdrawal for literacy sessions, Key worker and mentoring systems, close home-school liaison and the occasional (and effective) use of parents in school. Strategic ASD Provision for the Carlisle Area is planned to open at Caldew School. Pupils in this provision will normally be able to meet the demands of a Secondary mainstream curriculum. Their ASD will inhibit or restrict their access to the curriculum. The purpose of the provision is to promote and support their access to the teaching and learning process. The facility will support most of its pupils, in most of their lessons, most of the time. At other times we will provide withdrawal and support arrangements to meet individual and immediate needs. We will provide appropriate accommodation that supports reflective study, social and life skills acquisition, individual and specialist tuition. We will, with the support of the local authority meet the criteria for the Cumbria Inclusion Chartermark Level 2, (The Establishing Stage).

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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