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Calder Lodge school was inspected in June 2021. Below is a brief summary and a link to the full policy.

  • Overall effectiveness -Good
  • The quality of education – Good
  • Behaviour and attitudes – Outstanding
  • Personal development – Outstanding
  • Leadership and management – Good
  • Overall effectiveness at previous inspection – Not previously inspected
  • Does the school meet the independent school standards? – Yes

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Norman conquest at Beacon fell

We visited Beacon Fell to participate in some longer distance walking and a game of capture the flag. We chose these activities because the Normans had to walk long distances and then then be prepared to battle. The students really enjoyed exploring and walking, where they all shared a laugh and demonstrated enjoyment throughout. When […]

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Tapestry and Castle visit 

Bleasdale class went on an education visit to look at some examples of Tapestry and for a walk around Kendal Castle. Completing these 2 activities creates a strong link to the class project about 1066. Whilst at the Tapestry the students became familiar with how each image told a story but most importantly they can […]

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Archery and 1066

21.05.24 We went to visit an outdoor education facility called Waddicar to participate in archery. In class we have been looking and learning about some of the weapons used in 1066 and having them join in an activity which is related to 1066 seemed like a great idea. The students all had a go at […]

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Epic quest at a rainy Hoghton bottoms

A fun quest was put forward to the pupils to fulfil at a wet Hoghton botttoms this included: Missions Tick when completed Walk passed the waterfall and find the magical boats Make the magical boats Man the magical boats Sail the boats over the waterfall If enough boats make it over the waterfall you will […]

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River studies at Scorton picnic site

Fairsnape class enjoyed a successful trip to the Scorton Picnic Site along the river. The students had a fantastic day filled with exploration and learning. Highlights included a guided nature walk where the children collected a list of pollution that they found on the way.  You will be pleased to know not much pollution was […]

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Nicky Nook class head to Cleveleys beach.

In our topic lessons we have been learning all about the Coastlines of the UK and have explored human and physical geography. On our trip to Cleveleys Beach we observed the coastline and spoke about erosion. Children discussed why there was a wall built – so to protect the town from when the tide comes […]

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Mission to outer space!

Oakenclough class enjoyed a trip to Longridge Observatories where they were able to go on a mission to outer space. The children were able to witness the observatory open up to expose the sky, where they could see the telescope move automatically to point towards specific stars and planets. The final part of their journey […]

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Adventure swim

On Monday 25th March we visited Ribby Hall to use their swimming facilities. On the way there all the students were in good spirits, as some of them sang songs from the radio and they were all very happy. When we arrived they all demonstrated great behaviour by following all instructions and they all managed […]

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Muck, Mess and Mixture

Potters Barn Cafe. During our last Spring Cultural Capital trip children were able to show their artistic side! At Potters Barn Cafe children were given the opportunity to choose their own dog figure or egg cup to decorate. They used previous skills, as well as learning new ones, using various techniques and brushes to create […]

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Pupils in a Calder class having fun with Literacy.

Pupils enjoying collaborative literacy work.

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Getting ready for the growing season

Pupils have been getting ready for the growing season down in our forest dell. We give the plants a headstart in our greenhouse.

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Clay designs in Fairsnape class

Pupils recreated stone age artifacts using clay as part of their topic.

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