Caldew School

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Caldew School
Established 1959
Type Secondary School
Headteacher Mr C McAree
Deputy Heads

Mrs S Todd

Miss V Jackson
Assistant Heads

Mr P Greenwood

Mr A James
Location Dalston
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA5 7NN
England
Gender Male & Female
Ages 11–18
Houses Borrowdale, Eskdale, Langdale, Mosedale, Patterdale
Website www.caldew.cumbria.sch.uk

The Caldew School is a mixed gender school with pupils ranging from 11-18. It is located in the Village of Dalston in Cumbria. The school educates just over a thousand pupils including sixth form, with around one hundred teaching staff. The school's logo is an image of a cockerel, which is also used by the village the school is located in. The school's motto is 'Whilst I live, I crow.' Caldew pupils take part in activities competing with pupils from other schools in sports, such as football, rugby and running.

Caldew converted to academy status on 1 August 2011.

Achievements[edit]

In 2013, Caldew was given a grade of "good" from Ofsted, an education watchdog. This was an improvement from the "satisfactory" it received the year before. Inspectors from Ofsted said Caldew's leaders have “pursued improvements with great determination.” [1]

In July 2009, Caldew celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was founded in 1959, with a total of 300 students.[2]

Results[edit]

Caldew School is one of many schools in Cumbria, over the years the GCSE grades and A Level grades have improved. The percentage of students getting C - A* at GCSE has gone up to around 80% making Caldew one of the best results in Cumbria.

Notable Former Students[edit]

Former pupils include the poet Jacob Polley, Story Groups Chief Executive Fred Story and William Stobart of the Stobart Group. Another former pupil, Gareth Milburn, went on to play bass guitar and live keyboards for Carlisle kamikazinuwave-electro indie outfit, Burn The Negative. They released two acclaimed albums, played at major British festivals and scored a No. 1 in the Philippines.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pattison, Kelly (May 10, 2013). "OFSTED PRAISE MAKES CALDEW SCHOOL DETERMINED TO GET EVEN BETTER". www.newsandstar.co.uk. 
  2. ^ "CALDEW SCHOOL CELEBRATES FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY". www.newsandstar.co.uk. July 22, 2009.