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Denby Free CE VA Primary School

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Pupil Questionnaire Results:

Many thanks to everyone that completed the pupil questionnaire we recently sent out as part of Anti-Bullying week. Here is a quick summary of the responses:


100% of our children feel safe in school and feel like they belong

96% of our children like coming to school

All of the children who responded said they were kind

Unfortunately ...

17% of our children worry a lot

4% of our children felt lonely

20% of our children do not sleep well


School staff are always here to help support all the children and we ask that if you have a specific concern that you speak to your child's class teacher as soon as possible. 

We want to help you with the areas that were raised in the questionnaire. Please follow the link below to our Wellbeing page where you will find some support for anxious children, loneliness and sleep issues.


Reach Out - Anti-Bullying Week

14th – 18th November 2022.


Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out.

Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach.


And it doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities.

It takes courage, but it can change lives. So, this Anti-Bullying Week, let’s come together and reach out to stop bullying.


Throughout this week the children will be thinking deeply about kindness and the importance of reaching out and speaking out if they are worried about someone.

World Kindness Recipe Competition

We asked the children to write a recipe for a kinder world? Just look some of the ones we have received! Well done everyone! Special congratulations to Annelisse and Maisey who were our competition winners.

How we have 'Reached Out' this week.

We have had a great week with the children completing a classroom bingo challenge and filling a tree with acts of kindness leaves. They have learnt about how they can reach out to others, be good Samaritans and how they can be an 'upstander' rather than a bystander. They should be able to tell you the five people they would go to if they were worried or concerned about something and needed help. Hopefully, you have had the opportunity to complete the questionnaire with your children and talk about the activities and films we have watched during the week, I have included links to some of the films below.

Reach Out

Denby Free School Reach Out Anti-Bullying week dance video.

Becoming an "Upstander"

Children need to know what bullying looks like...and what to do about it. Sesame Street in Communities brings free video content of everyone's favorite, furry Muppet friends as they help children and the adults in their lives reach their highest potential.

Be an Upstander - Prevent Bullying: A NED Short

The NED Show takes a positive stand on bullying by offering four ways that students can be an upstander (vs a bystander) when they see bullying. The four ways are: 1) Be a buddy 2) Interrupt the bully 3) Speak out about bullying 4) Tell someone at school about the bullying.

The Good Stranger

Uploaded by Nick Sissons on 2021-01-14.

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