Stonewall Champions

Caldew School recognises that homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying is widespread in Britain’s schools. The impact can be detrimental to the attendance, attainment and mental health and wellbeing of young people.

Caldew School are Stonewall Champions. Stonewall is a charity supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. As a school community we are committed to tackling all forms of bullying including homophobic bullying.

We are committed to empowering Staff to tackle homophobic bullying and language as well as educating and supporting our students.

Caldew School celebrates difference and echoes the Stonewall motto, “Acceptance without exception.”


In 2017 we hosted Sir Ian McKellen who spoke to over 300 students and Staff. His message was well received and his visit will be a fond memory for the school community for years to come.

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

Students’ outcomes are good. A significant proportion of students typically attain the highest grades, including at A* to B, at A Level.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018