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Calday 

Community

Community involvement is integral to our School ethos, an ethos that we strive to share with our students. We actively encourage students to see themselves not just as a part of Calday but also of the wider community. There are many ways in which we support students and you can support our school to offer outstanding opportunities to students.

Take a look at the links below to find out how you can get involved with the school

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Calday Support Fund

The Calday Support Fund generates revenue funding to supplement our Government funding and enable our range of sport and enrichment activities to be maintained.

Parents and supporters of the school are invited to make either regular or one-off voluntary donations to ensure that these activities can be continued for the benefit of our students.

We work with the Charities Aid Foundation to collect these donations and they securely process all transactions on our behalf, with Gift Aid reclaimed as appropriate.

Further details can be found on our Calday Support Fund page.

 

16-19 Bursary

The School receives 16-19 Bursary funding from the Education & Skills Funding Agency.  The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.

To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2020 to 2021 academic year the student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2020.

Full details of the scheme are available here on the Education & Skills Funding Agency website.

Calday Grange Sixth Form students aged 16-19 who might struggle with the cost of full-time education can apply to receive a Calday Grange 16-19 Bursary in one of three categories:

Category 1 (Vulnerable Bursary for Defined Groups): £1,200 per annum paid in instalments.

  • 16-19 students who are looked after by the Local Authority

  • 16-19 students who are Care Leavers

  • 16-19 students in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support, in their own right

  • 16-19 students in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Living or Personal Independence Payments in their own right 

 

Category 2 (Discretionary): £1,000 per annum paid in instalments.

  • 16-19 students who are in receipt of Free School Meals at any point in their Sixth Form studies will be invited to apply for a bursary.  If you wish to apply for Free School Meals please click here.

 

Category 3 (Discretionary): Up to £800 per annum, this may be paid in instalments.

  • Bursary awards will be targeted towards 16-19 students facing financial barriers to participation, such as the cost of transport, meals, books and equipment.  If the student’s gross household income is below £25,000 (2021/22) and/or in receipt of an ‘income based benefit’, they may be eligible for a discretionary bursary.

Students may be awarded one bursary only per academic year based upon their individual circumstances.

Applicants, in either category, for the Calday Grange 16-19 Bursary Fund should read the information about the Calday Grange 16-19 Bursary Fund and complete the Bursary Application Form (see below).

Advice on completing the Application Form can be obtained from the Finance Office in person or by email finance@calday.co.uk

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CAPS

The Calday Association of Parents and Staff (CAPS) is an excellent way to bring together parents, teachers and the local community 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. Our shared aim is to promote the school, forge 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. 

If you would like more details about CAPS please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0151 625 2727 or by email to CAPS@calday.co.uk

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CAPS Officers

  • Stephen Gray - Headteacher/President

  • Geoff Bosworth - Parent/Teacher

  • Mark Seddon - Chair

  • Michael Christiansen - Treasurer

  • Wei-Sum Leung - Assistant Treasurer

  • Rachel McPherson - Secretary/Social Media

  • Victoria Jackson - Secretary

  • Ruth Simmons

  • Andry Waterman

  • Lynda Ellison

  • Eliza Austin-Lea

  • Sam Parrish Gillson

  • Clare Quirk

  • Caz Howarth

  • Sheenah Marriott

  • Carol Davies

  • Somnath Saha

  • Elvira Winfield

  • Dave Rutter

  • Angela Endecott

  • Portia Lee

Community Choir

 

Cantemus at Calday

 

Established in 2009, Cantemus, which means 'let us sing' is a community choir based at Calday Grange Grammar School. The choir was formed in March 2009 and since then the choir membership has grown to its present strength of over seventy members.

The choir meets weekly during term time, on Tuesdays, from 7:30 till 9:00pm. The Choir's ever expanding repertoire is extensive and includes singing a wide range of genres from Rock to Pop, Oratorio to Opera, with a number of performances taking place each term.

Members come from in and around the community of Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby and the Wirral. All adults are welcome, including staff, parents, neighbours and residents of Wirral.

The choir are always happy to welcome new members. If you are interested in joining or would like some more information about the choir, please click here to visit the website.

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Facility Hire

 

Calday Grange Grammar School is committed to sharing its resources with the wider community and we are pleased to make our premises available for hire at any time they are not in use by our students for educational purposes.

The school has some of the best sporting facilities in the area and these currently benefit a number of private users, community groups, clubs and organisations across the region.

Also available for hire at Calday Grange Grammar School is a full range of classroom, conference, meeting and function rooms, most of which are fully equipped with projection and display facilities. We can cater for meetings and conferences for groups from a handful of people up to several hundred. 

If you are interested in hiring any of our facilities and would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact the Administration Office.

Charges

Charges are normally hourly based and payable in accordance with the Conditions for the Hire of Premises of Calday Grange Grammar School (unless prior agreement is sought).

Discounts for charitable organisations and other organisations operating activities principally for children and young people under 18 years of age may be available on request.