United Against Bullying

We are delighted to report that both Senior and Junior Schools have been awarded 'United Against Bullying SILVER School status' in recognition of our work to reduce any bullying and improve the well-being of pupils. 

Out of the 296 schools that participated in the rigorous program this year, Leicester Grammar School and Leicester Grammar Junior School stand amongst the elite, with only 11% achieving Gold status, 24% Silver, and 55% Bronze. The school's journey to Silver status was spearheaded by Mrs Ewington, Director of Wellbeing and Co-Curricular, and Mrs Strong, the Junior School Deputy Head (Pastoral), who worked hand in hand with pupils and staff.

The United Against Bullying programme is the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s free whole-school anti-bullying programme. It supports schools to reduce bullying and improve the well-being of all children, focusing on those most at risk, including children and young people with SEND, children and young people who experience racist and faith-targeted bullying, sexual bullying, homophobic, biophobic and transphobic bullying, looked-after children, young carers and those on free school meals. For more information, please click here.

Towards the end of last term, we hosted the Diana Award Anti-bullying Training https://diana-award.org.uk for regional secondary and primary schools, and this included the training of our groups of new volunteer ambassadors. We are all committed to creating a safe and caring community where we are kind to each other and will not tolerate bullying.

Principal of the LGS Trust John Watson extended his gratitude to everyone involved, saying, "Many thanks to Mrs Ewington and Mrs Strong, as well as to pupils and other staff who contributed to this. And thanks to all staff for your efforts and vigilance in creating a safe and caring community where we will not tolerate bullying."