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.

The support for pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is matched to their specific requirements. Consequently, these pupils typically make good progress and move on to next steps in education and employment.

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

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

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018