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.

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

Ofsted 2022

Pupils including students in the sixth form, are proud to attend Caldew School. They feel well supported, happy and safe in this welcoming community. There are high level of trust and respect between pupils, students and staff.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have made significant progress in improving the school since the previous inspection. They have focused on creating a broad and ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted 2022

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022