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East Bergholt High School is a place where every member of our school community, whether it be staff, students or visitors, has the right to be themselves and to be included in a safe and supportive environment. Everyone at our school is equal and should be treated with respect. 

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. At East Bergholt High School, the safety, welfare and wellbeing of our students and staff is a key priority. We take all incidences of bullying extremely seriously and it is our duty, as an inclusive community responsible for each other, to take measures to prevent and tackle any bullying, harassment or discrimination. 

We actively promote values of kindness, positivity and being the best you can be.  We have a commitment to equality so that difference and diversity is celebrated across our whole community. 

We strive to ensure that all members of the school community: 

  1. Attend school or work without fear of intimidation, unfair treatment or harassment 
  2. Respect others regardless of race, gender, sexuality, home circumstances, religion, beliefs, disability or appearance 
  3. Can develop intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, physically, culturally and socially 
  4. Have access to people and resources, both in school and through outside agencies, who will support them in their personal and emotional development 

Definition of Bullying

Bullying is defined as the repetitive, intentional harming of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.

Bullying is, therefore:

  • Deliberately hurtful
  • Repeated, often over a period of time
  • Difficult to defend against

Bullying can include:


Type of bullying



Being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting


Hitting, kicking, pushing, taking another’s belongings, any use of violence


Racial taunts, graffiti, gestures


Explicit sexual remarks, display of sexual material, sexual gestures, unwanted physical attention, comments about sexuality, sexual reputation or performance, or inappropriate touching

Direct or indirect verbal

Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing


Bullying that takes place online, such as through social networking sites, messaging apps or gaming sites 


The nature of bullying can be: 

  • Physical: examples of this include hitting or physically intimidating someone, or using inappropriate or unwanted physical contact towards someone 
  • Attacking property: examples of this include damaging, stealing or deliberately hiding another person’s possessions 
  • Verbal: examples of this include name calling, spreading rumours about someone, using derogatory or offensive language or threatening another person 
  • Psychological: examples of this include deliberately excluding or ignoring people
  • Cyber: examples of this include using social networking sites, text, email or other social media to write, post or say hurtful things about another person 


To report any instance of bullying please contact the school’s pastoral team using the following email address: pastoral@ebhigh.org.uk

Alternatively you can report bullying using the online form below.

Report Bullying Here

Should you wish to speak to someone, please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance. Useful Links :