Preventing Bullying


At Blackhorse we do all that we can to ensure that children are free from bullying in all its forms. Children are taught about bullying during PSHE lessons throughout the year, during our Anti-bullying Week each November and during termly E-safety assemblies.


At Blackhorse Primary School we accept the following as a definition of bullying:

Bullying is when someone (or a group of people) picks on you, hurts you, calls you names, threatens or says nasty things about you, takes your things and friends away and keeps on doing it, making you feel frightened and/or unhappy.


It can be:

Physical - hitting, kicking, spitting, tripping someone up, stealing/damaging someone’s belongings, etc.

Verbal - name-calling, insulting a person’s family, threats of physical violence, spreading rumours, constantly putting a person down, etc.

Emotional/psychological - excluding someone from a group, humiliation, creating a feeling of danger, etc.

Racist - insulting language/gestures based on a person’s actual or perceived ethnic origin or faith, name-calling, graffiti, racially motivated violence, etc.

Sexual - sexually insulting language/gestures, name-calling, graffiti, unwanted physical contact, etc.

Homophobic/ Transphobic - insulting language/gestures based on a person’s actual or perceived sexuality, name-calling, graffiti, homophobic/ Transphobic violence, etc.

Electronic - bullying by text message, bullying on the internet (in chat rooms, on bulletin boards and through instant messaging services), hate websites, etc.


Bullying is the abuse of power by one person or a group over another.


All of the types of behaviour listed above are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at this school.


If you or your child are concerned that they are being bullied, please see either the class teacher or Mr Botten or Mr Fry as soon as possible.


Click on the policy below for full details of how we prevent bullying at Blackhorse.