What Ofsted has said about the school

Ofsted March 2017

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I am pleased to be able to now share with you the outcome and detail of last term’s Ofsted inspection. The inspection was carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 by a team of 5 inspectors overseen by a senior HMI. The full inspection report can be found ‘here’ and will be published on the Ofsted website ‘here’ on the 2 May.

The inspection went very well and the school was judged to be ‘good’ across every area of the inspection. The inspection team recognised the significant improvements that have been made, particularly in the last 2 years following the previous inspection and that ‘Calder High School is improving rapidly’. This reflected the views of students who told inspectors ‘that they feel safe in school and fully recognise that it has improved substantially’. I would like to thank the parents that contacted the inspection team during the two days to share their thoughts and view that ‘Calder High is a brilliant school. My child does well and is happy’.

Our record-breaking results at GCSE, alongside our judgement of ‘good’, provides the perfect platform to focus on the future of Calder High School.


Ofsted Otober 2015

"Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement"

"You are successfully building a culture and ethos of high expectations and a shared sense of purpose"

"You have a resolute determination to see staff and students achieve well"


Ofsted May 2015

"Students behave well and show good attitudes to learning. They are polite and courteous"

"The school keeps students safe. Students feel safe and know how to adopt safe practices"

"The determination and vision of the headteacher and his senior team are driving standards up"


Parent View
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Ofsted Inspection visit on 13 October 2015:
Parent Letter Home / Monitoring Inspection Letter

Ofsted Inspection visit on 27–28 January 2015; 6 May 2015:
Letter To Parents / School Report from Ofsted / School Inspections(A Parents Guide)

Previous Ofsted inspection reports:

Ofsted Website