Welcome to Caldew Lea Primary School

A school that is proud of its multicultural diversity and fully inclusive, nurturing care for all.

Our school has a long and proud tradition of educating the children of west Carlisle for 125 years now: we are a school which is truly at the heart of the community it serves. As a high-quality staff team, we are committed to providing an exciting, vibrant and relevant education for our fantastic children. We believe in the potential of each and every child; every day we strive to ensure all of our children are given the life chances they need to ‘be the best they can be’. 

Caldew Lea joined Cumbria Education Trust in October 2019. This exciting development in our school history enables us to work positively and purposefully in collaboration with our partner Trust Primary Schools to secure the very best outcomes for our children. Our shared values of ‘Respect, Responsibility and Resilience’ are the foundation of all we do. 

Latest News

Back to School Reminders

Dear Caldew Lea Families, I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely summer (despite the lack of sunshine) and are looking forward to the return to school now. Term begins on Wednesday 6th September at 8.40am and we can’t wait to see the children bright and early in their new school uniforms. A reminder: it…


Important Letter from the Headteacher

            Dear Parents and Carers, You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. Department for Education (DfE)…