Caldecott Foundation School
Information about the Caldecott School, Smeeth (Near Ashford) Kent.
The Caldecott School is a non-maintained special school catering for young people, aged between 8 and 18 years. Our pupils have a variety of needs including Autism (ASD), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, and a range of communication needs. Governors, senior leaders and all staff teams work tirelessly to provide a safe, stimulation and nurturing learning environment where boys and girls can develop their full potential.
Caldecott is a non-maintained special school with 56 young people on roll, aged between 5 – 16 years.
We have invested in Forest School and each class spends a morning in the woods engaging in outdoor learning. A creative curriculum supported by trips, land-based learning. P.E. and food technology ensures our pupils have a balanced education to meet their needs.
In helping children build a future, we are committed to developing support networks and strategies that young people will require in today’s society. Through a personalised curriculum offer, underpinned by a holistic approach to therapeutic interventions we aim to re-engage each and every learner. Our approach supports rapid improvements in pupils’ behaviour and builds the key competencies and skills pupils need for the next stage of their learning, be that moving between a key stage, re-integration to a new school or transition to college or work.
Every one of our students is treated as an individual and has the support of a highly qualified and experienced staff team including therapists, teachers, teaching assistants and boarding staff. We have also invested heavily in modern, well equipped classrooms and work areas to provide our pupils with an outstanding environment in which to grow and learn.