15th September 2021
Re: Application for Year 7 place in September 2022
The decision you take on which secondary school to send your child is one of the most challenging as a parent.
You have to consider whether your child will excel academically, flourish socially and ultimately be happy. I
should like you to give consideration to Caldicot School as your preferred choice. I believe you should strongly
consider us as your preferred school because
The school consistently achieves very high outcomes, with nearly all groups of students meeting or
exceeding expectations. Last year, outcomes achieved in centre determined grades were exceptional and
has helped to enable each child to progress to the next stage in their lives;
On the whole, we have wonderful students who are eager to learn and are well mannered. They want to
achieve well at school and this is reflected by their approach to learning;
We have a highly talented group of staff, committed to providing an outstanding experience to all
students. We only appoint the very best teachers at Caldicot and, this September, we have welcomed a
further number of outstanding staff to join us in supporting our students; and
We are situated in ‘state of the art’ facilities, with all classrooms equipped with the highest specification.
We have in excess of 1000 mobile devices for students so that learning can be ‘cutting edge’.
We want to be the best school for your child! This means that each student, at the end of their time at Caldicot,
could not have had a better educational experience at any other school. We want all of our students to achieve
their full potential in terms of examination results; to gain life-long skills which will enable them to be successful
in the world beyond school; and to develop a sense of morality, rooted in our core values.
On Thursday 30th September 2021 we will hold an Open Evening where you and your child will have
the opportunity to take a tour of the school, followed by a short presentation by me at 5.30pm, which is
repeated at 7.00pm. We anticipate this being a busy event and, in light of the health crisis, unless you have
an exemption, we ask that you wear a face-covering. Furthermore, where possible we will try to support
social distancing by placing capacity limits on rooms. So that we can offer a ‘real’ experience, we ask that you
support us by observing these safety measures.
Please take a look at our new website and school prospectus. I hope it gives a flavour of the great things which
happen at Caldicot School and encourages you to apply.
I look forward to meeting you at our Open Evening.