Year 8



During this crucial year students will be guided by the Year 8 team: Mrs Lomas (Year Leader), Mr Faulkner (Pastoral Leader), Mrs Bennett (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr Frankish (Progress Mentor).


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 must be bought only from uniform suppliers. There are two types: A-line or pleated. Skirts have the Caludon logo on them. No other skirts are allowed to be worn.


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 2019-2020

Monday 30 September Geography Trip to the Olympic Park
Tuesday 1 October Year 8 Information Evening
Monday 11 November History Trip to Hampton Court
Thursday 14 November History Trip to Hampton Court
Tuesday 17 December Christmas Show
Wednesday 18 December Christmas Show
Wednesday 29 January Year 8 Subject and Options Evening
Week beginning Monday 1 June End of year exams for Year 8
Monday 15 June History Trip to the Black Country Museum
Thursday 18 June History Trip to the Black Country Museum
Thursday 9 July Elite Awards Assembly

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. Our trips include a visit to the Olympic Park, Hampton Court and the Black Country Museum. Please see above for planned trips during this year.