Head’s Welcome

Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Caludon Castle School! We are a school where we do our best to ensure that students and staff thrive and where our families feel welcomed and valued.

The values that we uphold are at the heart of our school community and are pertinent for both students and staff, they are respect to all, from all and impactful learning.

‘Respect to all, from all’

We want all students to feel appropriately rewarded and celebrated and our school ethos of respect and kindness to be promoted, alongside effort, progress and attendance. This ensures all children in our school community are happy and safe so that they maximise their learning potential and be the best they can be.

We know that during the course ​of our students’ time here at Caludon they will inevitably face personal as well as academic challenges. Our pastoral teams are dedicated to supporting our young people so that they feel safe and happy at school, form good friendships and understand and embody our values of respect and kindness. We enjoy the diversity of our school community and, whilst we encourage a pride in being a part of the Caludon Castle School, we also encourage a celebration of what makes us unique and individual. We are currently a UNICEF Bronze Rights Respecting School and are working towards our silver award.

‘Valuable for all, vital for most’

We love learning! Our flexible, student-centred curriculum is at the heart of all we do. It is designed to challenge learners, promote a love of learning and confidence with CODE (Challenge, Ownership, Dialogue and Engagement). We know that all Caludon students, particularly disadvantaged and SEND learners, benefit from a contextualised curriculum that integrates oracy, reading and digital literacy to support high future aspirations.

We have superb facilities here at Caludon which provide modern and professional learning spaces and resources for every subject. In addition to this, we use digital technology smartly, investing in the creative and transformative potential of the use of iPads and interactive platforms. Castle Phoenix Trust is an Apple Regional Training Centre.

A student’s time at Caludon should be defined by more than attending their lessons. Our students will belong to either Devonish, Maddison or Smith House and participate in house competitions and celebrations; they can join clubs and societies to pursue their interests beyond the classroom and they will be encouraged to invest in their leadership skills through our student leadership pathways.

Caludon Castle School is fortunate to be part of a successful multi-academy trust with a strong leadership culture and climate to thrive for both staff and students. As well as attracting and developing excellent professionals, our school community also has much to share as we collaborate with partner schools realising opportunities to continually learn and grow. Our students will benefit from this outward looking approach through which our own future leaders will no doubt emerge!

Our website will provide you with a small window into our school, if you would like to know more or to visit, please do get in touch.

Sarah Kenrick – Headteacher