Our honourable friend

Former Calder House pupil to stand as MP in 2015!

Write on!

Natasha wins story writing competition!

Learning about Islam

Hamida Shaffi visits Calder House to talk about Islamic culture and her muslim faith

Once upon a time...

Pupils build a story with top children's author Christopher Hill at the Bath Literary Festival

Summer Term Leavers

We made a difference to these ones! 

Canoeing Adventure

Splashing out! Calder House goes kayaking.

Joe's Journey

Joe walks to school - from Malmesbury!!

English Speaking Board Exams

Something to SHOUT about ...our best ever results in ESB exams!

Sports Day: Summer Term 2013

Mr Day on why he felt so proud at Sports Day

The start of a journey not just a race

From "no" to "maybe" and from "maybe" to "I can" ...Mr Perks explains how at CHS our x-country race is the start of a much bigger journey


Why Calder House?


A man was walking along the beach one day. Ahead he noticed another, older man picking up a starfish that had become stranded on the sand and throwing it back into the sea.

Why do you bother?” the man asked him. “The beach goes on for miles and countless starfish get stranded every day. You can’t really make a difference.

The old man looked at the starfish in his hand and then he threw it to safety among the waves. “I can make a difference to this one,” he replied.

Countless children feel stranded at school. For some Calder House can make a real difference.

Calder House Magazine

Read all about it! Click here to download the latest issue of our school magazine showcasing work from every pupil at the school - including articles, stories, poems and interviews.

Up, up and away
Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00
On Friday 1 July, RAF Lyneham said a very special "goodbye" to Wiltshire.

Earlier in the morning four huge C-130 Hercules planes had taken off from RAF Lyneham as part of a special commemorative flight in honour of the base which is due to close shortly. On the flight deck of one these mighty aircraft was the father of Ellie, one of Calder House's pupils.

Because the flight path included Colerne airfield, the school was treated to a grandstand view as the planes came zooming in across the fields at
what seemed to be tree-top height. We couldn't believe our eyes. Or ears!

"The plane came in so low that you could see the pilots," Ellie explained. "It was amazing!!"

Ellie was so proud to see her father. And the rest of Calder House School were left with their jaws agape as the aircraft completed its majestic arc
over the school’s Old Building. Calder House School felt (quite literally!!) blown away by the experience.

We would like to say our own special "goodbye" to RAF Lyneham and wish all the aircrews happy landings in their new base.

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