Information relating to bullying at Grove Academy: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

1. The number of cases of Bullying reported in Grove Academy in Dundee each year.

2. Whether there’s a problem with particular types of bullying (e.g. because of race or gender, disability, how the case is Grove compares to the rest of Dundee and Scotland.

3. What action has been taken (or is planned) to deal with the problem.

4. When was the Grove last inspected and what next steps came out of the report.

5. How many Child have been excluded due to bullying at Grove in the last year and how does this compare to the national average.

6. How many child with a disability are rejected a School placement request at Monifieth high school.


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

1. Education Scotland does not hold incidents of bullying cases for individual establishments. There would be a need to contact the school or local authority directly.

2. Education Scotland does not hold incidents of bullying cases by protected characteristics for individual establishments or local authorities. The Scottish Government currently has no plans for the numbers of bullying incidents to be collated at a national level.

3. Following the publication of ‘Respect for All; The National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland’s Children and Young People’ in November 2017, John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills established a Working Group to develop a consistent and uniform approach to recording and monitoring of bullying incidents. There is an expectation that all local authorities and schools adopt the approach outlined within Respect for All: Supplementary Guidance on Recording and Monitoring of bullying Incidents in Schools.

4. Grove Academy was inspected in February 2013. HM Inspectors reported the following “We are satisfied with the overall quality of provision. We are confident that the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements. As a result, we will make no further visits in connection with this inspection. The local authority will inform parents about the school’s progress as part of the authority's arrangements for reporting to parents on the quality of its schools.”

5. Education Scotland does not hold this information.

6. Education Scotland does not hold this information.

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