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Castle View Enterprise Academy

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Castle View Enterprise Academy

Coordinates: 54°55′05″N 1°26′53″W / 54.918°N 1.448°W / 54.918; -1.448 Castle View Enterprise Academy (Formerly Castle View School) is an academy in Sunderland, England.

Castle View School was officially opened in 1960 and extended in 1972. The extensive site is situated to the north west of Sunderland and is bounded by the Hylton Dene and within sight of the historic Hylton Castle. The urban catchment area incorporates the former mining village of Castletown and the post war housing estates of Hylton Castle and Town End Farm. It is an area with significant social and economic deprivation free school meals eligibility stands presently at around 48%. It now has a new building because of this is now called Castle View Enterprise Academy. The principal of the school is Janet Bridges, who received an OBE in the 2013 New Years Honours list for her services to education.

The school Sex and Relations policy does not acknowledge sexual health education for LGBT students. It states, "We will not permit the promotion of homosexality" while conversely stating in the charter "Education within the curriculum can do much to dispel myths, reduce fear and anxiety, clear up misunderstanding and counteract prejudice." On 20 August 2013 the school was among those named by The Independent newspaper and the British Humanist Association as adopting a policy similar in wording to the repealed anti-gay legislation Section 28. The school apologised and said this was "an administrative error".


CVEA has a Library run by a library and resources manger. They recruit Librarians every year with a course. They go on a pupil librarian awards evening to declare that they have passed the course. They also have a system called Renaissance Learning where they take quizzes about the book they have read also they have a target to reach by the end of year. If they don't pass their target they may get Study Support and also the Library has a BRAND NEW Library and Resources Manager!


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  • Castle View Enterprise Academy homepage

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