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Bullying generally takes one of four forms:

  • Indirect - being unfriendly, spreading rumours, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding bags or books);
  • Physical - pushing, kicking, hitting, punching, slapping or any form of violence;
  • Verbal - name-calling, teasing, threats, sarcasm;
  • Cyber - all areas of internet misuse, such as nasty and/or threatening emails, misuse of blogs, gaming websites, internet chat rooms and instant messaging; Mobile threats by text messaging & calls; Misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera and video facilities.

Although not an exhaustive list, common examples of bullying include:

  • Racial bullying;
  • Homophobic bullying;
  • Bullying based on disability, ability, gender, appearance or circumstance. 


As a school we take bullying seriously. We use a range of proactive strategies to prevent bullying. These include;

  • Effective school leadership that promotes an open and honest anti-bullying ethos.
  • Use of curriculum opportunities, in particular tutor periods and PSHE classes where issues of diversity and inclusion are discussed and anti-bullying messages are drawn out.
  • Use of opportunities throughout the school calendar and at certain times of the school day to raise awareness of the negative consequences of bullying, e.g. Anti-Bullying Week in November of each year
  • Whole school assemblies.
  • Pupil surveys.
  • Poster campaigns.
  • Improved supervision in potential problem areas.
  • Peer mentoring and Buddy Schemes.
  • Workshops with ‘Bullies Out’
  • Student anti-bullying ambassadors


Report – Don’t ignore what you have seen or heard. It could be historic and/or and on-going issue. If a student feels they are being bullied, they can report this in the following ways.

  • Students or parents can also send a discreet email to:
  • Speaking to an anti-bullying ambassador
  • Speaking/emailing a teacher