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Bullying encompasses an apparently minor offence such as hiding a bag to name-calling and physical violence, both in school and on the way to and from school.

Assemblies and Philosophy and Ethics lessons tackle this problem using a variety of materials and approaches.
Our aim is to educate students to acknowledge and accept the effects their words and deeds have on others, whilst emphasising that any form of bullying is totally unacceptable. We revisit the subject frequently and have annual anti-bulling days.


We use the "No Blame" approach. When an incident of bullying is reported, all students are seen separately and then together. The feelings of all are then explored by sensitive questioning.

Some incidents of physical violence need a firm and authoritative response in the first instance in order to show our disapproval of this kind of behaviour.

All incidents are treated as serious. If the member of staff who is approached by a student or notices an incident feels unable to deal with it themselves, then it is referred to Ms Beck or any other member of the Learning Support Unit. Incidents of bullying are recorded using an incident log and placed on file.

Senior students are involved where appropriate to help resolve problems between students, especially lower school students. Outside agencies are notified / involved if this is deemed to be appropriate.

In cases deemed particularly serious a parent will be contacted and the perpetrator may be excluded from school in our isolation room.

Collection of Summer 2019 GCSE coursework

Students can collect their Art/ Photography / Material Technology/ Visual Communication coursework between Wednesday 13th November 2019 and Friday 13th December 2019. Collection is by arrangement only and a minimum of two working days’ notice will be required.

To arrange your collection please email your name, subject teacher, a contact number and date for collection to

Your work will be available for collection from school reception between 09.30 – 15.30.  If you are unable to come in person, please let the school office know who will be collecting on your behalf.

Please note that any work that is not collected by the end of Friday December 13th 2019 may be disposed of.