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Freedom of Information Request

school bullying and racism

Received: 14 December 2020

Please provide me with the following information about bullying and racism in local schools under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Does the council have a record of the number of incidents of bullying recorded by local schools in the following years?

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

1.A If it does, please state what types of bullying are recorded, e.g. racist, homophobic, religious, disability related, etc?

1.B Does the council have any more general records of racism in schools in any/all of the above years, e.g. records of racist incidents rather than racist bullying?


2. What was the total number of racist incidents (or incidents of racist bullying) reported by schools to the council in each of the following school years? (Please specify whether the data held refers to racist incidents or racist bullying.)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2.A What was the total number of schools that reported racist incidents or racist bullying to the council in each of the following school years? (Please specify whether the data held refers to racist incidents or racist bullying.)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

3. Does the council have a record of incidents of hate crime recorded by local schools and/or the police? (For example, this might be reports made by schools to the police.)

3.A If so, does this include figures specifically on racial hate crimes?



4. If the council has a record of racial hate crimes in local schools, please provide the total number of incidents recorded in the following school years.

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

4.A Are the figures for racial hate crimes included in the figures for racist incidents or racist bullying (question 2)?

5. Does the council have records of school exclusions for racist bullying (or racist incidents) in any of the below school years?

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

6. If the council has records of exclusions for racist bullying (or racist incidents), how many were recorded in below school years?

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

6.A For each year please state how many were i) fixed-term exclusions and ii) permanent exclusions.

If you need to clarify this request, please contact me under your Section 16 duty, or Section 15 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, to provide advice and assistance.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some not held) - application/pdf - Download

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