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.

Ofsted Report: OUTSTANDING!
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Calder House has been rated by Ofsted as "Outstanding" in every single one of the seven assessment categories. The school was inspected in May of this year and now joins a prestigeous group of UK schools that have been given the highest possible rating across the board. 



Here are just a few of the comments made by the inspector in his official report.


"The quality of education is outstanding and the school fully meets its aims, being particularly successful in reintegrating pupils back into mainstream education. Highly effective teaching, excellent care and a curriculum that is extremely well matched to individuals’ specific needs ensure that pupils make outstanding progress in their academic and personal development.


...Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils are extremely polite and courteous and show high levels of respect to adults and one another. They are happy and enjoy coming to school, as demonstrated by their regular attendance.


...Provision for pupils’ welfare, health and safety is outstanding. The school has all of the required policies in place to ensure that pupils are very well cared for and are protected from harm. Guidance is regularly reviewed and is implemented very effectively. All pupils say that they feel safe and secure and are free from intimidation, including bullying."


To dowload a full copy of the report, click here. Alternatively simply search for "Calder House" on the Ofsted website. 


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