All Liverpool Senior Schools were invited to take part in the independent Praxis anti-bullying questionnaire. The questionnaire was completed in November 2016 by 674 participants from Broughton Hall in years 7, 8, 9 and 10. This compares to 570 participants last academic year. It was analysed in February 2017 and the results published to participating schools.

ALL refers to All Liverpool Senior Schools comprising of 6344 participants in 2016, 4126 participants 2015 and 4465 participants 2014.

The following is a summary of the key responses:


The questionnaire demonstrates that Broughton Hall is an anti bullying school and that through strong pastoral care there is a significantly lower number of incidents of bullying at Broughton Hall compared to all senior schools across the City.


This is what our pupils said:

  • All Liverpool Senior Schools have recorded 50% more incidents of bullying than Broughton Hall.  Although we are working hard to eradicate bullying, this figure demonstrates the impact of the anti bullying strategies currently embedded in the school.

  • The number of pupils who told a teacher about the bullying has increased on 2015. It is reassuring to know that our pupils can trust in an adult if they or someone they know is being bullied and we continue to ensure all pupils feel confident to report their concerns.

  • The number of pupils who have ever bullied anyone has decreased by one third at Broughton Hall. This is representative of the continuing good work taking place in school and the response from our pupils in standing up to stop bullying.

  • The number of pupils bullied at BH has remained in line with the previous year with a small increase of 0.6% and is considerably lower than the % for all Liverpool schools which is more than 50% higher than the figure for Broughton Hall.

  • The Praxis report concludes: ‘The average incidence of bullying over the period 2014 to 2016 is 15.5%’ for all schools, while ‘the comparative figure for Broughton Hall in 2016 is 9.9%’ and 10.8% over the period of 2014 to 2016 which is significantly lower than all schools.

The pupils, parents, staff and governors of Broughton Hall are proud of our school community and the anti-bullying work that is taking place.