Liverpool, United Kingdom
About Calderstones School
Calderstones School is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school serving a culturally diverse community. It is situated in South Liverpool on the edge of Calderstones Park.
The school, which is popular and over subscribed, is proud of its tradition of caring for students as individuals. A large proportion of students stay on into the Sixth Form with the majority going on to higher education.
A PFI scheme in 2002 resulted in some £12 million being spent on upgrading all of the school’s facilities. The specialist status capital grant and sponsorship allowed a further sum of £150,000 to be used to enhance the site’s buildings.
The school now operates within a mix of traditional and modern facilities. Two of the buildings are Grade II listed buildings: one of these is the main reception area, the other the Sixth Form Centre. Amongst other facilities the school has:
a purpose built science block with 15 laboratories;
- an arts wing containing 21 classrooms, four art rooms, three music rooms, a drama facility and a multipurpose cafeteria;
- a design & technology wing with eight workshops and two classrooms;
- a resource centre which houses Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 library and internet facilities;
- a separate ICT area consisting of five ICT suites plus dedicated ICT rooms in every wing;
- a sports hall, swimming pool, two gymnasia and changing facilities, all of which were completely refurbished in the 2002 development;
- a very well equipped facility including an ICT room, a dance room and a sports science room that provide an excellent learning environment during the school day and that is used extensively during most evenings to meet the needs of our local community.
The aim of the school is to educate students of all abilities, each to a maximum of his/her potential, so that every boy and girl can enjoy a high quality of life and contribute responsibly and fully to the life of the community. To achieve this general aim we are concerned:
to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, the quality of teaching and the climate for learning necessary for the individual to develop skills, abilities, interests and potential to the full
- to foster good relationships between parents, teachers and students;
- to enhance the students' learning and development through the provision of a wide range of extra-curricular activities;
- to provide the staff with the support and training to achieve the aims of the school;
- to promote an orderly, caring community in which truth, integrity, courtesy and respect for the needs of others are valued.
Currently, there are 1419 students on roll including 194 in the Sixth Form. The school’s overall admission limit for each year group is 255 and the school is always oversubscribed. With effect from September 2017, the school will increase Year 7 intake to 265.
The Student Council is a forum in which students can voice their opinions and suggestions for developments to the school.
The establishment of the school is 112 teaching staff and 37 non teaching staff.
The Governing Body
The experienced, active and supportive governing body is comprised of 17 governors – 5 parent governors, 1 staff governor, 9 Co-opted governors and 1 LA governor and 1 Headteacher.
The governing body operates through four committees
- School Improvement
- Pupil Welfare.
There are two student representatives on the Governing Body.
School Organisation: Leadership and Management
The Leadership Group comprises:
The Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher (student support) Deputy Head Teacher (curriculum) and three Assistant Head Teachers leading on ‘student support’, ‘teaching and learning at key stage 3’ and ‘teaching and learning at key stage 4’ respectively, three Associate Assistant Head Teachers.
The non teaching staff structure is led by a Human Resources/ Administration Manager and Business Manager who report directly to the Head Teacher.
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