providing children with a

calm, safe, secure environment


providing children with a

calm, safe, secure environment


A calm, safe and secure environment

Building confidence, self-worth, resilience and aspiration

Calder Lodge school provides children with a calm, safe, secure physical and psychological environment. Highly experienced staff ensure that pupil’s negative behaviours and mindset are confronted in a non-confrontational way. Personal responsibility is placed at the forefront of behavioural change, supporting children’s ownership of themselves and their actions. Using strong boundaries and modelling social norms, children are given space to grow. By building confidence, self-worth, resilience and aspiration, we help furnish children with the skill set to engage with academic and social learning for life.

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Hello and welcome to Calder Lodge School.

Here you will find wonderfully unique children who have a range of needs including SEMH, ASD and all associated needs. Our vastly experienced staff base provides consistency and safe boundaries in which pupils feel settled, allowing them to be children. A rural backdrop and expansive varied curriculum helps pupils understand the social expectations of life but more importantly themselves. Pupils thrive in the calm and ordered operations of the school. High expectation and belief in the pupils allows them to believe in themselves, increasing engagement with learning across the academic and social spectrum.

Kelly Farnworth – Headteacher

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Calder Class go farming at Greenlands

Calder Class had a fabulous time when they visited Greenlands Farm. This venue was chosen because this term’s topic is about farming.  The pupils had the opportunity to hand feed…

Castles with Oakenclough Class.

Oakenclough Class have been learning all about castles and towers throughout their topic lessons. They have visited Liverpool Castle at Rivington, which is a ruin dating back to 1200s, to…

Social Learning with Nicky Nook Class

Nicky Nook enjoyed a nature walk at Brockholes Nature Reserve where we did some bird watching and spotted lots of wildlife such as herons and swans . As a part…

Parlick Class here to save the day.

Parlick class went to Catterall park as part of our memorable experience for our new topic, ‘Superheroes.’ The children dressed up into their favourite superheroes and then played with each…

Fairsnape Class- River and water flow

As part of our Culture Capital trip, Fairsnape class spent the day visiting Scorton by going to discuss our current ‘Topic’ subject which is ‘Flow’. We also went to the…

South Lakes Safari Park

Calder Class, and a discerning visitor from Nicky Nook, had a fabulous time when they visited South Lakes Zoo.  It was their first experience at this up close and personal…

Forest fun at Leighton Hall

NickyNook class visited Leighton Hall and the Larksfoot Forest School as part of their Predator topic. It was a grey and damp day so we donned our wellies and waterproofs,…

Exploring the animal kingdom

Nicky Nook class are exploring the animal kingdom in lessons this half term. What better way to bring learning to life than a school trip to a wildlife park?! And…

Calder Lodge supports local charity with food donation.

Today we had Andy Baker, Director from Lancaster football club visit us at school. Following many generous donations from the school staff and pupils we were able to amass a…

Christmas begins at Calder Lodge!

This morning we went to a local farm, Calderside, which supplies Christmas trees. We selected the best one we could find and took it back to school. During the day…

Children in need at Calder Lodge

Led by Bleasdale class, pupils from across the school took turns in cycling for Children in need. Over the course of the day an impressive 35 miles was covered raising…

Signing the book of rememberance.

Calder Lodge School pupils leaving flowers at Dalton square, Lancaster. This was followed by signing of the book of condolence at the Town Hall.

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