They did say at the induction for parents before the boys started in yr 7 that any school that denied any bullying at all was not being honest but that any bullying that did happen at chb would be dealt with - they just had to be told about it so they could sort it.
True, bullying happens sadly in all schools ; staff at CHB is very responsive to any alert given to them. Actually, I really liked the speech the head of year seven did at the year 7 induction evening last June (I was trying to prick my ears very well to catch his words as I was in the entry hall
; I think next year, I will ask the permission to listen to the speeches as I love speeches
Before my DS moved to CHB from his primary school, he was badly bullied by a boy, who - to cap it all from our point of view - was also having a place at CHB. Having to meet my DS's school headmistress to deal with the bullying problem, I asked her if she could ask CHB to put the two boys in two different forms. She answered me that anyway, the school was in contact with CHB to inform the appropriate staff there about the behavioural issues of that little boy, so she would add my request during the mail correspondence with CHB. As a consequence, in year 7, my DS was not in the same form as his bully.
However, my DS got bullied by another boy in his form in year 7
. All down to my own fault ( shyness + language barrier + not wanting to make a fuss), I took a lot of time to inform the school about this problem. Once I addressed my complaint, that has been dealt with efficiently.