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CALDAY GRANGE GRAMMAR SCHOOL (abbreviated to CGGS; also known as CALDAY, CALDAY GRANGE) is a non-denominational selective state-funded grammar school , founded in 1636, situated on Caldy Hill
Caldy Hill
in the town of West Kirby
West Kirby
on the Wirral peninsula
Wirral peninsula
, England
England
. The school admits boys from age 11 to 18, and since 1985 girls for the sixth form only. The school has academy status , hosts the Wirral Able Children Centre, and has been awarded Sportsmark Gold and Investors in People status.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 School History and Status

* 3 Performance

* 3.1 The Calday Association of Parents and Staff (CAPS)

* 4 Extracurricular

* 4.1 Introduction * 4.2 Sport * 4.3 Combined Cadet Force
Combined Cadet Force
* 4.4 Duke of Edinburgh award * 4.5 Arts, Music and Drama * 4.6 Other

* 5 Houses * 6 Notable former students * 7 Headteachers * 8 References * 9 Sources * 10 External links

GEOGRAPHY

The school stands in a residential area of Wirral close to the Dee Estuary . The name derives from the old English "cauld eye," meaning "cold height." Pupils come primarily from Wirral, Deeside and Cheshire areas. The main site at the top of Caldy Hill
Caldy Hill
is occupied by the school buildings, sports cages and field, with a larger field located over Grammar School Lane. A mile southeast of the main school buildings, along Column Road/Telegraph Road, Calday has the Glasspool Playing Fields including 3 rugby pitches, a cricket square and a sand-based artificial hockey field. The school is surrounded by good-quality suburban housing development and the protected heathlands and woods of Grange, Caldy and Thurstaston.

SCHOOL HISTORY AND STATUS

Founded in 1636, Calday Grange Grammar School
Calday Grange Grammar School
is Wirral’s oldest surviving grammar school. It was established as a free grammar school on the present site by local landowner William Glegg . From when it started with 12 pupils, the school has grown and transformed into a dynamic establishment of over 1300 students – which includes over 400 male and female students in the Sixth Form.

Calday Grange Grammar School
Calday Grange Grammar School
became a trust school on 1 January 2009, transferring ownership of the school land and buildings to a Charitable Trust called "The Calday Grange Trust". The Calday Grange Trust is a partnership between Calday Grange Grammar School, The University of Liverpool, Unilever Research and Development and Maestro Services Ltd. Calday Grange Grammar School
Calday Grange Grammar School
was the first Wirral School to convert to Trust Status.

In September 2011, the school informed parents that "The School has received notification from Companies House that the Calday Grange Trust Company has been dissolved. This has been notified to the Governing Body who contacted Wirral Local Authority and indicated their wish to revert to the Foundation Schools Instrument of Government".

In July 2011, the process for converting to an Academy school was begun, and the school converted to academy status with effect from 1 January 2013. It was confirmed there would be no change to the title of the school.

PERFORMANCE

A view of CALDAY GRANGE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, prior to extensive refurbishment.

The last OFSTED inspection was in 2010, Upon completion they reported that the school scored an overall effectiveness of Grade 2 – "Good", with a number of outstanding features.

The overall effectiveness of the sixth Form remained unchanged at Grade 2. The outcomes for individuals and groups of pupils remained at Grade 1 – "Outstanding", and the quality of teaching and effectiveness of leadership scored a Grade 2 – "Good" and the effectiveness of the governing body got given a Grade 3 – "Satisfactory".

In 2015 96% of the year group achieved 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C with 96.2% gaining at 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths.] Four students achieved the highest possible level of 10 or more A* grades

In 2015 Calday School received the best A level results since 2010 with a pass rate of 99.2% at A*-E grades. With a big increase in A*-A grades at 34.5%, as well as 64% in students gaining A*-B. All students who had applied for university were successfully placed (the majority gaining their first choice), with an increasing number of students successfully embarking on degree level apprenticeships.

THE CALDAY ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS AND STAFF (CAPS)

The school has a very active group of parents involved in charity and fund-raising initiatives for the school and 2015 parents and staff set up (CAPS) the Calday Association of Parents and Staff (CAPS) is for Calday Schools parents, teachers and local community groups to raise money and to support the school.

All parents of Calday students are automatically members of CAPS, as are all of the teaching and support staff.

Their aim is promoting the school, creating positive links through enjoyable events and activities, and obviously, to raise funds to support and develop the school.

CAPS provides an opportunity for everyone to work together towards a common goal. All parents, teachers and school staff can be involved even if they only have a small amount of time available.

EXTRACURRICULAR

INTRODUCTION

Calday have many extracurricular activities to offer. These activities complement the school's academic curriculum and to enhance the student's educational experience.

SPORT

Calday Grange Grammar School
Calday Grange Grammar School
has a proud history and tradition of sporting provision and Sport plays a big part in the Calday experience with many active sporting teams and students competing in local, regional, national and international events. The school's Hockey teams made it to the North England
England
Hockey finals with the U16’S making it through to the National finals in at the national hockey stadium in London

COMBINED CADET FORCE

The school maintains a Combined Cadet Force. The combined Cadet force has been at Calday since 1916, when a unit of the Officers’ Training Corps was first formed. It plays a big part in the Calday experience and teaches the students leadership skills, respect, personal discipline and technical knowledge.

There are three sections to the CCF:

Army

Royal Navy
Royal Navy

Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force

2016 was the centenary of the CCF at Calday Grange Grammar School.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

Calday offers the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh award , helping the students to develop independence and employaility skills

To complete the award you must complete 4 sections:

*

* Volunteering
Volunteering
: undertaking service to individuals or the community * Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities * Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests * Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad At Gold level, you must do an additional Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity

ARTS, MUSIC AND DRAMA

The school put on many drama performances through the year including the most recent one " Great Britain
Great Britain
". The school's Dramatic society are currently practicing for their performance of The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
.

OTHER

There are also many other clubs and activities that students can get involved in, helping them develop talents and skills including the very active sixth-form-led Amnesty International
Amnesty International
group. There are also many volunteering opportunities in the school shop and to help support The " Refilwe " Community Project in South Africa
South Africa
which the school has been involved in for over 9 years. Students have also been involved with various independent entrepreneurial pursuits.

HOUSES

The school has three Houses named after past benefactors and headmasters. Members of each house are identified by different coloured stripes on the school tie from years 7 to 11.

* Bennett – Named after Thomas Bennett, House colour Blue. * Glegg – Named after William Glegg , House colour Red. * Hollowell – Named after Rev. William Hollowell, House colour Green.

There was a fourth house, named after Sir Alfred Paton, with yellow as its colour. It was taken out the house system in the 1990s.

NOTABLE FORMER STUDENTS

See also: Category:People educated at Calday Grange Grammar School
Calday Grange Grammar School

* Andrew Baddeley - Athlete in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. * Matthew Barnes – Musician, performing as Forest Swords * David Belbin - British author * William Bennett Bond – Archbishop of Montreal
Montreal
* John Bowe – actor; Duggie Ferguson in Coronation Street
Coronation Street
; Colonel Feyador in James Bond
James Bond
film The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights
* Steve Bower – Former Setanta presenter; football commentator for the BBC and ITV * Bobby Crutchley -Head Coach both of the England
England
and Great Britain Hockey teams. * Steve Cummings
Steve Cummings
- English racing cyclist for World Tour cycling team Team Dimension Data. * Sam Dickinson - England
England
Saxons and Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
rugby union player * Chris Eakin - BBC News
BBC News
presenter * Michael Eakin - Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic * Sir Herbert William Emerson (1881–1962), Governor of Punjab * Will Foster – Member of rock band The Tears
The Tears
* Cyril Edward Gourley Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
recipient * Hammy Havoc - Composer and producer * Raymond Towers Holmes RAF
RAF
pilot in Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
* Paul Humphreys – member of band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark * Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy – "Woodbine Willy"; First World War poet; taught at Calday 1905–1907. * Craig Lindfield
Craig Lindfield
– Formerly Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool F.C.
player, now at F.C. United of Manchester * Philip May – husband of Theresa May
Theresa May
. * Andy McCluskey
Andy McCluskey
– member of band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark * Jack Patterson - member of band Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit
* Luke Patterson - member of band Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit
* Nick Power - Organist and songwriter with the band The Coral
The Coral
* Sam Quek MBE
MBE
- Team GB
Team GB
field hockey gold medallist. * C. N. R. Rao
C. N. R. Rao
– Indian scientist * David Raven – former Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere Rovers
football player now at Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
* Bill Steer
Bill Steer
– guitarist in the band Napalm Death
Napalm Death
1987–1989, member of grind-pioneers Carcass * Ray Stubbs BT Sport
BT Sport
and Talksport
Talksport
presenter * Rory Taylor - Runner up of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
TV talent show: Jesus Christ superstar in 2012 * Dick Uren England
England
international rugby union player. * Sir David Weatherall
David Weatherall
– Oxford physician; editor Oxford Textbook of Medicine; former Chancellor Keele University
Keele University
* Dr. David Wynn-Williams (1946–2002) – British astro-biologist, head of the Antarctic astrobiology project, British Antarctic Survey
British Antarctic Survey
.

HEADTEACHERS

YEARS CALDAY GRANGE GRAMMAR SCHOOL

1886–1891 Charles T. Blanshard

1891–1920 Rev W. Hollowell

1920–1945 Reginald Thomas Booth Glasspool

1945–1953 R. Eldred. Witt

1953–1964 Prof Eric Hawkins

1965–1978 Rev Kenneth Saxon Watkinson Walker

1978–1979 Peter Dodd (Acting)

1979–1986 Peter Dodd

1986–April 2001 Nigel Briers

April–July 2001 Brian Magor (Acting)

September 2001–September 2002 Nigel Briers

2002–Suspended Oct 2009 Andrew John Hall - Suspended for a period of time during his role as headteacher

October 2009–May 2010 Mike Skelly (Acting)

October 2010–May 2011 Andrew John Hall reinstated as headmaster.

April 2010–April 2012 Gareth Williams, Executive Director during suspension

April 2012 – present Mark Rodaway. Started at Calday in the Summer term 2012.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council: Promoting Potential: The Wider Education Community: Wirral Able Children Centre" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-05-21. * ^ "Calday Grange Grammar School: Information: About the school". Retrieved 2008-02-10. * ^ "History". * ^ McCann, Sue (28 January 2009). "Calday Grange Grammar becomes Wirral\'s first Trust school". Wirral News. Liverpool: Trinity Mirror.

* ^ "Newsletter 9th September 2011" (PDF). Parents' newsletter. 9 September 2011. * ^ "Newsletter 2nd November 2012" (PDF). Parents' newsletter. 2 November 2012. * ^ "Inspection Report: Calday Grange Grammar School, 17–18 November 2010". Retrieved 2010-12-08. * ^ " West Kirby
West Kirby
Calday Grange school loses outstanding Ofsted status". Liverpool Daily Post. Liverpool. 7 December 2010. * ^ "Gcse\'s". * ^ "A -levels". * ^ "Calday CAPS". * ^ "extra curricular". * ^ "Calday sport". * ^ "CCF". * ^ "Duke Of Edinburgh". * ^ "Art and drama". * ^ "The group page on the school website, giving details of the group\'s activities.". Retrieved 2009-04-01. * ^ Murphy, Liam (3 December 2007). "Calday Grange: students to open own art gallery". Liverpool Daily Post. * ^ Pearce, James (17 July 2008). "Golden greats are Baddeley’s inspiration". Liverpool Echo. * ^ A B C Protheroe (1976) * ^ Levy, Geoffrey. "Philip, the husband who will be Denis to Theresa\'s Maggie (without the G&Ts): GEOFFREY LEVY on future PM\'s \'rock\' who preferred to stand in the shadows". Daily Mail
Daily Mail
. Retrieved 12 July 2016. * ^ "Dick Uren". The Daily Telegraph. UK. 2010-06-30. * ^ Ellis-Evans, Cynan (15 April 2002). "David Wynn-Williams: Applying the lessons of Antarctica to the study of the stars". The Guardian. London. * ^ Peter Dodd had been deputy headmaster since 1971, he became acting headmaster when Rev Walker retired and was not appointed permanent headmaster until 1979 (The Caldeian, December 1979) * ^ Mr Skelly took over after Mr. Hall′s suspension in October 2009 before returning to his former school (Westcliffe High School), as Deputy Headmaster, at the end of May 2010 "Parents Newsletter". Parents Newsletter. 26 February 2010. * ^ Troubleshooter Appointed "Troubleshooter appointed at Wirral′s Calday Grange Grammar School
Calday Grange Grammar School
amid headteacher suspension row". Liverpool Daily Post. Liverpool. 19 April 2010. * ^ "CGGS Website - December 2011". CGGS Website. Retrieved 12 December 2011.

SOURCES

* Protheroe, M. J. (1976). A History of Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby, 1636–1976. West Kirby: The Parents' Association.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Official website * Calday Alumni * Official Facebook page * Calday Grange Swimming