Start keeping a diary of who said what and when, and who witnessed it.
If your child is being called names relating to colour or religion or culture then the first step is to write to the head teacher to explain what has been going on and to ask for it to be stopped immediately.
If English is not your first language and you have contacts in the community, then tell them what is happening at your child's school, and ask for help. Your child may not be the only one suffering this problem. Dealing with bullying can be upsetting and isolating. Tell us about it so that we can help you.
The deadline for bringing a case to the county court is six months less one day from the behaviour you are complaining about, so if the school is unhelpful seek advice from the CRE immediately.
The Commission for Racial Equality does not have bottomless funds so few people are actually represented by it, although everyone gets initial advice and it will explain how to get public funding if you want to take the matter further.
A committee sits every six weeks to decide which cases to support. Decisions are taken on the basis of chances of success or whether a particular case can test a point of law.