Calder Lodge School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school
5 - 11
Other independent special school

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School Description

At Calder Lodge, pupils thrive in the calm and nurturing environment. Pupils say that they feel valued and cared for in school. They learn to build very positive relationships because of the help that they receive from highly skilled staff. Pupils learn how to manage their own behaviour and emotions. They understand how their actions can make others feel. This helps them to behave well. Pupils show tolerance and respect for each other. Any bullying is very rare and dealt with swiftly. Staff expect pupils to do well. Parents and carers greatly value the work of the staff. Parents say how much they appreciate the highly positive impact staff have on their children’s learning and behaviour. Pupils feel safe and happy. Their self-esteem grows with every academic success. Pupils enjoy the extensive opportunities to visit, for example, sports venues, safari parks and local places of interest. These, together with other activities, help pupils to build confidence, resilience and teamwork. Pupils take their responsibilities very seriously. This includes as members of the school council, looking after the chickens or keeping local beaches free from litter. Pupils embody the school motto of: ‘building confidence, self-worth, resilience and aspiration’ in all pupils.

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Calder Lodge School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.