Year 8



During this crucial year students will be guided by the Year 8 team: Mrs Devine (Year Leader), Mr Morgan ( Deputy Headteacher) and Ms McManus (Assistant Headteacher).


An excellent attendance record is important to ensure success at Caludon. We expect all students in Year 8 to achieve at least 96.5% attendance. Holidays during term time are not authorised.



All students attend school in full uniform. Students should wear a white shirt; clip on Caludon tie, black blazer (with Caludon badge), black trousers and plain black shoes or trainers. Some girls choose to wear a black skirt which must be knee length and not figure hugging.


The Curriculum 

All students at Caludon follow a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Students have a guided choice of subjects to study in Year 8.



This school uses graduation points. Points are awarded for 100% attendance, outstanding progress, attainment, consistent positive attitude to learning, magic moments in and out of lessons, extra-curricular commitment, promoting Caludon values such as community service and student leadership. Praise postcards, rewards assemblies and awards evenings are also used to reward students for positive attitudes, achievement and attainment.

Key dates for the Summer Term 2019

Monday 6 May Bank holiday (school closed)
Week beginning 3 June Year 8 test week
Saturday 27 May – Sunday 31 May Half term break
Week beginning 17 June Equality week
Wednesday 26 June Science trip to Natural History Museum
Friday 28 June Teacher day (school closed)
Week beginning 8 July Year 8 Booster Week
Wednesday 10 July (morning)  Caludon Olympics for Year 7 and Year 8 Elite awards for Years 7, 8 and 10
Week beginning 15 July Creativity, Culture and Charity week
Friday 12 July Year 8 Graduation event
Friday 19 July Last day of the summer term

Initial dates for the Autumn Term 2019

Monday 2 September Teacher day (school closed)
Tuesday 3 September Year 7 only and Year 12 enrolment
Wednesday 4 September Start of Autumn term 2019/20

Trips and Visits

The school is committed to learning outside the classroom. Therefore a number of trips and visits are organised to extend students’ knowledge and deepen their understanding.