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 Autumn Term 2018

Wednesday 5 September First day of Autumn for Year 8 students
Week beginning 24 September World Languages Week
 Week beginning 1 October Dyslexia Awareness Week
 Tuesday 2 October Year 8 Information Evening – 5.30pm to 6.30pm (Parents who attend are entered in a raffle for a £25 shopping voucher.)
Week beginning 8 October Mental Health Awareness Week
Thursday 18 & Friday 19 October Teacher training days (school closed)
Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October Half term break
 Week beginning 12 November Year 8 Booster week and Anti-bullying week
Tuesday 11 December Key Stage 3 High Attainers Evening (5:00pm start)
Tuesday 18 December Graduation tutor parties
Friday 21 December Last day of the Autumn Term
Monday 7 January Start of the Spring Term

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.