HOLMES Chapel Comprehensive School says it will not tolerate homophobic bullying.

The school has become a Stonewall Champion School, with its trainee teachers all benefitting from Stonewall training.

A school spokesman said: “As a school we are committed to inclusivity and diversity, and will not tolerate bullying of any kind, including homophobic bullying.

“We have a number of posters displayed around the school, and we expect all members of our school community to respect them.

“We have displayed around the school a number of Stonewall posters to celebrate diversity.”

Schools which take part in Stonewall’s Train the Trainer courses are automatically enrolled in the Stonewall School Champion programme.

The main benefits include Stonewall’s secondary school resources, tools to benchmark a school’s current policies and practices, support and guidance, the chance to apply for Stonewall’s School Champion Awards and access to exclusive free role model visits by people sharing their stories about being LGBT.

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.

It was founded in 1989 by a small group of people who opposed Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which Stonewall says was designed to prevent ‘the so-called promotion of homosexuality in schools’, and is well-known for its campaigning and lobbying.