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01303 815665 / Registered Charity No. 307889 / Registered in England & Wales No. 419256

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The Caldecott School, Station Road, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6PW

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About Us

The Caldecott School is a non-maintained, special school catering for young people with a wide range of special educational needs which include: Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), language and communication needs, sensory processing needs, trauma, Opposition Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

In October 2020, Caldecott School was awarded Autism Accreditation by the National Autistic Society.

We are able to work with pupils from Reception to Year 11. The Primary and Secondary School are based in separate buildings and we also have a couple of satellite classrooms in Ashford and the East Midlands.

Governors, senior leaders and all staff teams work tirelessly to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing learning environment which allows the pupils achieve their full potential. In helping children build a future, we are committed to developing support networks and strategies that young people will require today.

Through a personalised curriculum offer, underpinned by a holistic approach to therapeutic interventions which includes Forest School, we support every learner, removing barriers to learning enabling them to access learning. Our approach supports improvements in pupil’s behaviour and builds the life-skills pupils need. All transitions – be that moving between a key stage, re-integration to a new school or transition to college – are carefully supported. Careers (Pathways to Adulthood) is a focus for all Primary and Secondary classes at Caldecott School.

We are proud of the outcomes that the learning community achieves at Caldecott School achieves. Our School Council meets regularly. They play a valuable part in school development, listening to pupils and feeding back their views and ideas on a variety of things, to the School Leadership Team.

Mission Statement

Every member of the Caldecott Team understands that it is their duty to keep the pupils, their colleagues and themselves safe. All stakeholders aim to give pupils their best education possible. They uphold the values of our school and work as a team, using their skills and talents to benefit others. Everyone shows they care for each other; there is no discrimination and religious and cultural differences are embraced.

Our pupils will be presented with and motivated to engage in a rich and broad curriculum to develop skills so, that in the future, they are responsible, caring and active members of their communities. Caldecott School pupils know that we need to value and care for our local environment and the whole eco system of planet Earth.

Our Values