At Rush Common School, we work extremely hard to prevent bullying and as a result, we have been recognised this year by Oxfordshire County Council as a model of best practice in primary schools.

Our full Anti-Bullying Policy can be found under the Policies section of our website.

Please read the Parent Information Powerpoint below to find out what we do at Rush Common to tackle bullying:


Our School Council also produced a leaflet for new parents about Anti-Bullying at Rush Common School:


The following poster provides further guidance for children about assertiveness and ‘standing up to bullying’ inside and outside of school:


Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

At Rush Common School, we also have a group of dedicated Upper School Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, who provide peer support within school. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at Rush Common have prepared a PowerPoint presentation about how we can work together to gain a better understanding of bullying and how to continue to prevent it inside our school and outside of the school environment.  Their presentation has been shared with all pupils as part of our school’s lead up to Anti-bullying week 2015.


Ask Eric

Last year Art Club created a wonderful model of ‘ERIC the Stag’ who currently lives in the ramped area of the school. As part of our work to develop the role of peer support in the prevention of bullying.



We have introduced an ‘Ask ERIC’ box, to provide opportunity for children to share any worries that they may have with staff and our anti-bullying ambassadors. ERIC stands for ‘Everyone at Rush Common is Cared For.’



Anti-Bullying Week

Each year in November, we hold an ‘anti-bullying’ week in school. The theme for 2015 is ‘make a noise about bullying’. Photos will be posted after the event, but information for parents can be found through the link below:

If you are worried that your child is being bullied, further advice can also be found at the following website: